I wish I could do this!
Posted March 24, 2004 - 11:52 AM
Back when I first found it they said dual sport bikes weren't needed but if you had one it'd expand your possibilities for motels and Gas. Now I just noticed that its for you dual-sport riders and sounds like it incorporates more dirt roads than it used to. So I guess I better get on it soon if I want to get it done while its still do-able before its all road. Actually I won't have enough time to dedicate to it to make it really fun but I thought that many of you might???
:thumbsup:So go and tell me how it was, and take alot of pics!
alright...I'm just daydreaming again, Ya'll be good
Posted March 25, 2004 - 07:17 AM
Well…Ya’ll be good.
Posted March 25, 2004 - 08:49 AM
Posted March 25, 2004 - 12:21 PM
Just may cost a litte more!
Posted March 25, 2004 - 07:58 PM
Posted July 06, 2004 - 10:53 AM
Plus there is ENDLESS places to ride in Baja. I would feel cheated by having a guide showing you the main sites (La buffadora (blow-holes), Puerto Nuevo (lobster) Guerro Negro. You would be missing opportunities to go to Natividad, Isle Cedros and Bahia Tortugas which you have to ride down a 100 mile dirt road just to get to! People are super friendly once you get past Ensenada (1 1/2 hours south of the border) because they don't have to deal with all the drunken underage kids and marines like the mexicans have to in the border towns.
I would definately suggest going in a group w/o a set schedule. There is endless things to see in Baja and 1,000's upon 1,000's of miles of trails to ride!
Posted July 06, 2004 - 01:23 PM
We're trying to work a leg or two of the east/west ride into the schedule before he's too old to ride.
Posted July 06, 2004 - 03:59 PM
You shouldn't bash BajaBound until you've spent the time to get to know their operation. They've got a great reputation and a huge fan base here on thumpertalk. Keep in mind that a tour company lives on it's reputation, and Tim Morton (the owner) busts his ass making certain that those who spend the money to travel on one of his tours walks away feeling they got the deal of a lifetime.
You should also note that his tours start at far less than 2k.
Now let the flames begin!!!
Posted July 07, 2004 - 06:11 AM
I too think it's expensive. But I too know the trails and can do the same rides for cheap. And it wouldn't be worth it to ME to do the ride...
Some people don't have that luxury. Some people don't have a bike, nor have ever been in Mex to know the trails. So if you put a price on an adventure with all the trimmings, somewhere far away from normal US accomodations and luxuries... no matter what Mex costs, I think it's worth the money for a 'newbie' especially since Tim and crew provide the bikes, food, chase van/trailer, gas stops...etc..etc. In fact, it's well worth the price he puts on the adventure. No, I have not been on a BajaBound adventure... but I have been able to meet Tim and his dad and they even trailered a buddies bike (with a demolished front hub and wheel) back to our trucks for us. He's an awesome person. A stand up guy that's for sure! He and his dad. For this reason, I don't put all the GPS spots on my websites. I don't hand out trip planners or maps with routes and waypoints. I keep it to myself and my friends. Allowing Tim and other baja adventure companies to prosper. We don't want 'newbies' on the trail that don't know our "trail" laws. On the other hand, I wish my pops would do something like this with me.... but he doesn't like Mex.
Oh well. Tim, keep up the great rides, and oppurtunities for the up and coming Mexico travelers.
Posted July 07, 2004 - 06:43 AM
Posted July 07, 2004 - 09:58 AM
And I agree... there's so much to see, as well as live. Too bad I'm usually WFO to 'see' it. I need to take more excursions down there to see the sites.
However, I will be camping at Estero Beach on August6th (with a bunch of friends)... and riding on the 7th from Estero to San Quentin via the 500 course!
(see my reply to your Ocotillo post)
Posted July 07, 2004 - 10:51 AM
I'll be down in Baja on Aug 6th through the 9th. So doubt I could make it the following weekend. The little lady would castrate me if I did back to back riding weekends. lol
Posted July 07, 2004 - 12:28 PM
Age = 36 (acting as if I'm 22, and dating a 25yr old)
I'll be in Estero the 6th. In Baja. So back to back weekends?? I think you are mistaken on my dates. We'll be in baja the same time.
Posted July 08, 2004 - 06:27 AM
Maybe someday we'll get the chance! If we all had lives like IronDude then we would have already done it!
About my business being a "rip off"...
Mr. "xr650Man" and I had a PM talk about his comments and thoughts.
Unfortunately Baja isn't as inexpensive as he thinks, at least the way Moto Tour companies do it.
And there is a lot more to operating tours for a living than some might think.
We are competitively priced. When new companies start up they low-ball then quickly raise prices once they figure out it isn't profitable.
Fact is, we consistently have people tell us after the ride they feel it was an excellent deal and they would've paid more for the trip. And yes, we get TONS of riders from So.Cal. too.
There are 5 companies offering bikes, 2 offering atv's, and 1 offering full-race buggies. We're all relatively busy.
Looks to me like we all must be doing something right.
Posted July 08, 2004 - 06:43 AM
Posted July 08, 2004 - 06:46 AM
Posted July 08, 2004 - 07:30 AM
Bash? He wasn't bashing persay. He just thinks that it may not be worth it to be "catered" to for those kinds of $$ figures.
Perhaps I misunderstood the message to which he was responding. To me, the word "ripoff" implies fraud...?
Posted July 08, 2004 - 07:45 AM
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