Hi all, signed up with Thumpertalk about a year ago, but must say I have not been on much...never enough time! Anyway I need some advice on planning a team to race baja. I figured where better than the XR650 forum! I live on the east coast, but spent 2 weeks in Baja last year. Just me and a friend on a DRZ (I am on a 650R of course!) rode from Ensenada to San Ignacio alone, unsupported. We learned a lot and rode most of the BAJA course from the 2000. We rode in Jan 01. Riding from San Francisquito to San Ignacio was Awesome! What a ride! Well...since then I have wanting to go back and race the 1000! My goal is a succesful, safe ride, and I just want to finish (but not last!) I have a ton of questions and know that many of you can help me through your own experiences. Being a woods racer, I don't have much saddle time in the desert. I race in the A class for Harescrambles, select GNCC's and Enduros. I don't even really know where to start so many questions. Is there any one place to go for all the info that I need? What classes are there? and how do I sign up? How many people do I need, right now I have 2 to ride and 2 to Chase. How many bikes? I was planning on just using my 650. Building her up now. Are Baja lights needed? Or would a rewind and powerful aftermarket lights be okay. I am thinking of Bob Bell to set up the suspension? Aside from the bike though...because thats a Honda and I know she'll come through for us... Mainly I need some overview on the whole event. I heard that Honda will pit (gas) for around 300 How many times can you switch riders? Can we do it with just 2? I know most use 3+ And forgive me on this one...the race is non-stop right? 24hrs? I there a good book out there on racing baja? What do think for a total cost? and time commitment. We'd most likely drive out, pre-ride then race and in one fell swoop. I was think a month. Money I have no idea on? I know that this a lot to ask...but I need to get the ball rolling here. Still an idea at this point, but I think my mind is made up...I want to make this happen. Thanks for any help guys...with any luck I'll be there in 03'! I know I left some gaps and I'll have more questions as I really start digging into this... Thanks!