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13. October 2009 — Border madness

So finally leaving San Clemente after Roger took us for breakfast. We loaded up the bikes and went over to Roger’s company. I blagged a fuel canister. Then we were off. Quick ride down to freeway to San Diego. We tried to find a bike shop but on the address I got of the internet there was no bike shop. We were running out of time so we continued on to the border and the mayhem started.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/13 at 01:36 AM
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14. October 2009 — Hanging out in Rosarito and getting lost in Tijuana

Woke up slightly hung over. We followed Javier on the bikes to Tijuana to his dental practice. There we could check our emails and buy some maps. Got a giant bowl of fruits for breakfast. One perk of knowing a dentist was that I got my teeth cleaned. Handy.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/14 at 04:14 AM
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Slow start. Made omelet for breakfast. Then went to Walmart to buy something for dinner and some beers. Thought after drinking all of Javier’s beers we really should stock up his fridge.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/14 at 06:48 PM
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15. October 2009 — Getting misplaced in Mexico

Did change my rear tire to a Pirelli MT90. See what that is like. We ate lunch before setting off. Uneventful drive to Enchinada. Well nearly, got to a junction and I had looked at the map for the road number we had to get on.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/15 at 06:58 PM
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16. October 2009 — Easy drive and early stop in San Felipe

Had an early start. Packed up the bikes and Elena had some bean & egg burritos for us. Really nice of her. Pretty but uneventful drive to San Felipe. Stopped at a Taco stand when we got into town and it was really really good tacos.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/16 at 07:16 PM
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17. October 2009 — Dirt road on Baja

Woke up and went for breakfast at a restaurant that had wifi. Checked emails etc. Then went back to the motel to pack up the bikes up. We headed out of town on a paved road that after 30 miles turned into a gravel road.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/17 at 07:24 PM
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18. October 2009 — Hitting the Dirt literally

After a quick breakfast we loaded up the bikes. We wanted to go back to the petrol station to buy some more water. David was in the front and I was following him doing about 30 - 35 mph when a small dirt track intersected with the main track.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/18 at 07:38 PM
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19. October 2009 — Rest day for my beaten body

Woke up and felt pretty soar. A guy came over and I chatted with him for a while. He had an 1975 BMW on his trailer. Jupiter (his real name) was heading to Loretto a town a day ride further south.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/19 at 08:18 PM
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20. October 2009 — More dirt roads

Earlyish start. Had some problems finding the dirt road out of town. Then it was 140 miles of dirt, gravel and sand. After about 50 miles I let some air out of the front tire and it made a huge difference in the sand.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/20 at 08:30 PM
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21. October 2009 — Staying with Jupiter in Loreto

So woke up early, first thing was to take the seat and tank off. I then put some more of the “cold metal” putty on the return hose nipple of the oil tank. While this was hardening we packed our camp. 30 min and I fired up the engine and there was no more oil leaking.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/21 at 07:41 PM
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22. October 2009 — Getting bike fixed in Loreto

Woke up at 9am had a coffee and Jupiter told us he had to met a few people at 10am and then we could go for breaky. So started checking the bike and figure out why the head light was not working. Not really sure but there is a strange noise from the HID bulb.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/22 at 11:29 PM
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23. October 2009 — Leaving Loreto

Got up relatively early and went to “Augie’s” for breaky again. Then stopped at a car parts store to get oil for David. Went to see some friends of Jupiter before returning to the house and packing our gear.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/23 at 11:29 PM
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24. October 2009 — Ferry to the mainland

Went a little bit up the hill to dry our stuff particularly my sleeping bag. Lots of dew this night. Rode for an hour or so and then stopped for breaky. While we sat there two overlanders (bikes) rode by but they didn’t spot our bikes parked behind a pickup.

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Posted by Marko Hauke on 10/24 at 11:28 PM
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