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  1. I enjoyed the video, thank you. Some thoughts, they crammed a 1200 mile trip into just 30 something minutes. They had two chase vehicles, which obviously had all their tools, equipment, spare parts, food, clothing and anything else they might have needed. I think the trip would be much more difficult on a Monkey if you truly had to pack what you needed to survive. Also, why not go the few extra miles down to Cabo and the southern tip of the peninsula? I guess we will have to put a film crew together to follow Tom on one of his adventure scooters down Baja to show those guys up.
  2. Yes. I have valid reg and wasn't on planning on bring gas cans. Nothing to declare line is ok? Or do I need to go to the declare line? Also, I think there used to be a rule that you had to have 1 vehicle per person. But I don't know if that rule still exists?
  3. My girlfriend's family likes to go to an OHW-ish park/lake in Baja. It would be fun to take my motorcycle down there to play. Problem is, I also need 4-wheels for my GF and for doing all the other stuff we do. I would be crossing solo, both ways. Anything I need to know about tossing an XT250 in the back of my pickup and heading for our Southern Border? Can I use the nothing to declare line entering Mexico or do I need to go to the declare line and pay to play? Thanks in advance.
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    How to Fly n Ride

    Great write up, thank you! I don't have any experience buying anything out of state. I imagine a car/truck would need to pass smog and such before being registered in California..... In the SDAR collective experience, are there any gotcha or issues getting an out of state bike on the up and up in California for us to be aware of?
  5. Welcome to the forum. Ensenada is not that far. Something like 111km (Kilometers), to the Malecon Playa Hermosa, from the Otay Mesa Border crossing. So about 1.5 hours. Going down the cost on HWY 1D is beautiful. There are some breathtaking views. If you cut off the coastal highway for a clip on HWY 1, near Playa La Mision toward Ensenada, there are also some beautiful views. And if you really want to put some miles on, you can take HWY 3 through wine country toward Tecate. From Tecate you can either head west back to TJ or you can cross back into the USA and take the 94 back home. Now, these are all "technically" surface streets. However, some of the roads are more single track than asphalt. Of course I am exaggerating a bit but there is some truth to it as well. There are some areas where the roads turn to dirt when you get off the highways. When you leave the tourist area of Ensenada, it is no joke. There are some pretty jacked up streets with hardly any asphalt. There is a lot of neat things to see and explore in Baja that isn't very far from the border. I would recommend having a Ready Passport and even better, Sentri. I have Sentri and coming back to the USA is a breeze. Also consider that most US issued Auto Insurance policies do not cover Mexico. You really should buy Mexican Auto insurance. It is like $450 for the year. From what I hear, so do not take it as truth, that if you are in an accident in Mexico and either do not have x amount of cash on hand or insurance, you are automatically at fault and will go to jail. Like I said, that is just what I hear. I would be down for a Baja trip. I go to Mexico regularly anyways.
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    SDAR Club meeting - WED 7-17-19

    I am pretty confident that I will not be making it. Sorry guys.
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    4 -7 day tripping

    Where are the pictures?
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    Anyone Do Auto Windshield Repair ?

    There is a joke in here somewhere, I can smell it. What is the difference between a......................... On topic, I have had Safelite replace the windshield and rear window of my truck. They did it at my work. It was very easy and convenient. I did have a chip on a Honda I used to have and Jiffy Lube, against my better judgement, convinced me they could fix it.... not so much. So long story short, I don't have any experience with over the counter snake oil, voodoo or witch craft potions for the shade tree mechanic.
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    My New Moped - 1970 Honda CB100

    Nice CB100! That looks like a fun little beach cruiser.
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    Four Motorcyclists Killed In Single Accident

    Very tragic. RIP. Ride safe!
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    Riding In Sand

    Maybe just don't ride in/on the sand? I kid.... I am not experienced in sand at all. So I got nothing useful other than to encourage you to keep trying. You will likely only get better and one day help out someone else that is posting your same question in a few years. I think that riding is much like golf. I don't think it is a sport you can buy. Meaning, it doesn't matter what designer clothes or gear you wear. It doesn't matter (mostly) what bike or clubs you have. Practice, experience, skill, raw talent and some luck will get you through the sand.
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    Just got a 2007 KTM450exc

    I agree with Tom. Though, I am not a KTM expert. I don't know any of the gotchas to BOLO for. Get out and ride!
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    Just joined....

    Welcome John! A geologist, nice. There are some interesting rock formations along some of the trails I would be interested in learning a little more about. Hope to see you on the trail.
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    Lake Henshaw Cafe

    Sounds like a fun ride. I would be interested in something like that. Was it 105 each way or round trip? What kind of riding terrain? Difficulty rating (Master, expert, advanced, intermediate, noob, training wheels permitted)?
  15. Glad to hear a few folks showed up. I actual was back in the US in time and could have gone. But, I was running on 5 hours of sleep from Monday and Tuesday night. I don't think it would have been in my best interest or safety to have made the trek. The pictures aren't displaying for me?
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