The BajaMex 300-My expierence...
Posted October 07, 2002 - 05:31 PM
Baja was way different that I had imagined. I thought it would be a 300 mile long sand wash with cactus on both sides. I couldn't have been more wrong. Baja has everything you could imagine: Mostly rolling hills and hard packed brown dirt, some sand washes and some street and everything in between.
Only two Expert Ironmen showed up for the event, usually it's alot more. I got beat by my friend from Japan, Hide. He finised 6th overall!! Wow, he was cookin. So I got last place but I had a great time and I now have a new respect for riding in Mexico. I just got the news that their will be a 2004 BajaMex 300, The ole WR450 should love it down there...
Posted October 07, 2002 - 06:09 PM
Posted October 07, 2002 - 06:24 PM
I think it is unbelievably cool that the Honda pit guys were working on your Yamaha.
I'd like to race Baja someday, maybe even ironman it like some luna, I mean tough guy like you, but because of the pit support I'd probably try it on a Honda. Maybe even a CR.
I'll be waiting to hear a good first hand report on the next BID event, if there are any left...
Posted October 07, 2002 - 06:49 PM
Sounds like a pretty killer race. what was the total time from start to finish? Do you go before or after the trucks?
Posted October 07, 2002 - 06:57 PM
Good job! Sounds like you had a great ride. It's been many years, but I raced in Mexico both on the scooter and in cars. I much prefer cars down there, but you are right, they really get excited about off-road races.
Off-roaders have been very good to the locals, and they have returned the favor. Most people outside of the big towns would give you the shirt off their back if they thought it would help you. I'd love to prerun next year's race course if you plan to go. Let me know if you want some company.
Posted October 08, 2002 - 01:40 PM
You got a great time! Yeah, I did, too.
I didn’t know your position or your trouble in the race.
I kept pushing hard from start to finish, so I had many crush in the dust.
But it was good there were no big accident including you and me!
Anyway, the difference between you and me was PRERUN in this race.
I did PRERUN for two days. So I knew the course. This was important.
Do PRERUN in next year, Dan!
Preruning in the Baja Desert has a lot of fun. You can see many awesome sights and then you can set your bike up.
I wish your victory at Las Vegas 200. GANBARE-!!!
P.S: Now I’m planning to go PAKER250
Posted October 09, 2002 - 04:29 PM