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  1. 2019 CRF 450 L

    Saw a 450L riding down the road in Ramona last week. Exhaust seemed nice and quiet but a bit like a tin-can. Looked liked a nice bike
  2. Possible Baja Oct 15-16

    Exploring the possibility of a 2 day Baja ride Oct 15-16 Monday Tuesday. I'm flexible a bit for leaving Sunday afternoon and coming back Wednesday (potentially).
  3. Need Boot Recommendation ~$300

    Busy with work but happy to be back. I ziptied and duct taped my current boots over my last 2 rides because they are falling apart. Time for a new pair to start off fresh! Good call. Looks like the Tech 7 and Tech 8 are similar-ish price range to the Gaerne SG-10s I had not looked into them; will do now though. Thanks for the recommendation. Any recent adventures on the WRR? I wear 10 in most shoes but 9-10 in various boots - depends how they fit. Baja Is Calling.
  4. Looking for a quality motocross style boot (maximum protection) with a rough budget around the $300 area. Willing to stretch budget if the quality of boot is worth the extra loot. Any recommendations?
  5. I've heard of guys using Starbucks or similar soft coffee containers and tossing them once they reach their destination. ymmv
  6. Great Pics! Any link to a ride report for this trip? How does your WRR compare to your old DR650?
  7. The next step (what moto to get)

    I'm not a tall guy either and from my experience, having estart when you're short is especially beneficial. Not sure about you but when I stall and crash it's usually on some steep hill or rocky terrain and kicking sucks as tntmo mentioned - don't overlook the DR350. Some models have electric start. Lower seat height than the XR400 / DRZ and it has a 6th gear so it can eat up backcountry roadmiles without worrying. Like the XR, it's aircooled and old school technology (think TW maintenance). Any bike can have the seat shaved (inexpensive) and suspension internally lowered to accommodate ($500-800?). At 5'7 in moto boots, even one inch lower than stock makes a big difference. You shouldn't need to go more than 1.5-2" lower. ymmv I would recommend riding as many of the bikes as possible before buying anything. Post up a dualsport ride from Pine Valley, see who shows and do some bike swap. Everybody likes riding a TW around for a bit!
  8. The next step (what moto to get)

    One of the keys imho is: What type of riding will you be doing? From Pine Valley you could easily do big backcountry loops and large dualsport rides. Or, you could ride dirt to Corral Canyon and hit Black Diamond singletrack trails. Being that you don't always have to truck to the trail head like many of us do puts you in a unique situation.
  9. It Is Perfect - Post Highlights of the Year 2017

    2 trips, 5 riding days, 700 miles, all Baja.
  10. 2 Day Rides from Tecate. Both require 90 mile fuel range. Tecate --> Coyote Cals (south of Ensenada beach hostel, ocean views, warmer, $25 stay / $15 curry fish or sometimes chicken dinner / $8 breakfast). http://www.coyotecals.com/index.html Tecate --> Mike's Sky Rancho (mountains, remote oasis, probably gonna be cold, $70 room, steak dinner and breakfast) Insurance is up to you. General rule is Don't Crash in Mexico. Both companies below have owners who support / are personally involved in dirtbiking in baja. https://www.bajabound.com/ https://www.baja-mex.com/
  11. Late Notice but does anybody have a spare 2" Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier that I could borrow for a trip to Northern California? I have a hitch pin lock and can pick up today / return next week. Will be going on a small SUV. Thanks
  12. Afry - Arnie Fry Celebration of Life 9/30

    Don't forget to take a moment to Pin It and Do a Burnout for Arnie too!
  13. MotoNomad Vid

    I have both MN 1 and 2 purchased/downloaded. Also have the modern Dakar documentary DreamRacer on DVD that I'd be game to show at a SDAR meeting / movie night or something. Not too much good footage for the dualsport / ADV enthusiast out there. Both MN videos are fun but won't win an Oscar. That said, I'm glad to support a good cause and the imagery is fantastic.
  14. I seriously doubt you're getting through that gate. Lots of well established fences/gates have popped up south of Ramona's / Sawmill. Gates on the Ramona's side and gates on the south side. If necessary, you could head into Ojos for gas or down to Heroes de la Independencia. As you travel southwest from Ramona's / Sawmill, there are a couple turnoffs south (left). Some people had luck (at least 2 years back) at the turnoff for the fire lookout. Not sure if that is still open. When traveling from the south, the big horse statue turnoff (north) looks promising but I cannot verify. A month or so ago, I came from the south and turned north fairly far west of Sawmill - but just east of the most southern portion of Compadre Trail (that pops out along Hwy 3 - not Ojos). Sure it would have been faster if I hadn't had to travel so west but at least the roads are wide open and smooth. ymmv