|Puertocitas. Too bad, would have been fun.|
We just got back from a killer weekend in Baja. We had already decided to not do an El Diablo Run next year but thought the idea of some other Mexico trip sounded fun. Well, that was a fail. The spot we wanted to go to is a little bay about 50-ish miles south of San Felipe called Puertocitas. We went the long way down to Mulege and visited an old friend, then came up to Puertocitas off road (in my truck, not bikes) and caught some of the great, brand new highway that connects the sleepy little gringo village and Gonzaga Bay. Anyway, when we talked to the lady who runs the campground there at Puertocitas she explained that even though it's pretty much a ghost town, they have a commitment to the retired folks there to keep things quiet and that means no loud bikes, dune buggies, parties, etc. Blah!
|Santispac, about 700 miles south of the border. I will live near here someday, promise.|
So, screw it. We'll host another EDR in a year or two. In the mean time we're working with Tyler at Lowbrow and his video production crew on a DVD that was shot during this year's run. I'm going through the rough cut stuff right now and the riding footage is insane. It's really neat to see "our" kind of bikes shot by professionals. This DVD should be available in plenty of time for the holidays. Maybe even for Slab City...
|The new road south of Puertocitas. Gonzaga Bay is getting easier and easier to reach now. That is good and bad.|
As for 2012 events, McGoo is cooking up a fun multi-day ride through the Southwest USA that sounds great, so stay tuned for info on that as it develops. Watch out Nevada and Utah...
|Our friend Ron in Mulege is a retired Class 1 desert racer so this is his grocery getter.|
|I think someone got their money's worth out of those sprockets. Coco's Corner is a one man Slab City. |
|If you go through Coco's Corner, you gotta stop and sign his book and shoot the shit. His words of wisdom? Lower your tire pressure. Good point, Coco, most sensible advice I got during the whole trip.|
|Unexpected chopper shopper. That one in the upper right ain't half bad. We picked up a couple different small lights from this dude on the side of the road. |