First off, THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!! I have been lurking for a while gathering info about these bikes and have learned so much. The bad thing is that I'm unfortunately a dyed-in-the-wool redneck. If any of you have ever been around our kind you know that all you have to do is suggest something crazy and,"I'M IN!!!! WAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!"
This time I can't wait.
I took a vacation in '05 with my wife and some friends. We spent seven days in Cabo and we loved it. I got home and continued researching the area and found out that the Baja 1000 is comming to Cabo. I also ran across a movie I had wanted to see but never had the time,Dust to Glory, WOW!!! If you are here reading this and haven't seen it, stop right now and go rent it. I saw it 9 months ago and still can't stop thinking about it.
So I'm thinking.....leave Dallas for Cabo on 11/10/07, That gives me 3 days to get through copper canyon, acroos The Sea of Cortez to La Paz and around to Cabo before the first racers get there (The race starts 11/12/07).
My passport is on the way, I bought a green '08, I bought a Gia Roji, and I'm making my checklist and breaking in a wonderful bike that is making my ass hurt.
Thanks to everyone for all the info I have already gained and I can only imagine what kind of a stink that this half-baked idea is going to stir up.
I'm planning the run solo, just because none of my friends think that it is possible. I kinda like the idea of going alone, but all my loved ones would like for me to have a riding buddy. I know this is a good idea and that is why I'm posting this message.
I also would like to know what some more expierenced touring riders think, and would suggest I do, or buy for the bike, or take with me.
Am I crazy???