It may sound weird to our friends and family back home who are dealing with the rain, snow, and sleet right now… but we were beached out and, as John Muir would say, the mountains are calling. There is a 30km stretch of ever winding paved road heading west from the coastal town of Loreto that ends at the San Javier mission.  This mission is one of the best-preserved missions in Baja.  The main cobblestone

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Before the race even started I knew I wanted to come back to Baja for the 2014 Tecate Score Baja 1000 race.  The atmosphere the night preceding the race was full of anticipation as we chatted with others who had been to races in the past.  They shared stories, photos, and videos. The morning of the race started with the wind picking up near Gonzaga Bay.  Our little rooftop tent was getting really hammered by

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We drove south from San Felipe assuming that we were going to stop in Puertecitos for a few days before continuing to Gonzaga.  When we arrived at Puertocitos to find less than optimal campgrounds (more like campground-junkyard combos on the beach) for almost $30/night we decided to press on to Bahia San Luis Gonzaga. Gonzaga welcomed us with white sandy beaches, warm water, and $5/night camping.   There was also a 5ft high jump on a

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  After the mountains of Yosemite it was time for us to head back to the coast.  We put in a moderately long day of driving and ended up in Monterey at the Veterans Memorial Park camground.  This campground is right in the middle of the city, but felt like it was in the middle of nowhere.  Unfortunately we ended up with some heavy duty fog at low elevations... but we had some sights (other

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Finally time for a quick catchup! We're already on the road heading south (stealing wi-fi in Florence, Oregon) but thought I should work on catching up this build a little bit! The new engine was dropped in about 5 weeks ago, was broken in, and then dropped off at Disturbed Industries for a valve adjust and oil change. Since we were cutting it really close to our departure date I left Ryan to complete the

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"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up - that we will begin to love each day to the fuller, as if it was the only we had." - Klisabeth Kübler-Ross It's Monday.  You've been counting down the hours all weekend until you get to sit down at your desk and get to work!

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"Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I'm not going to lie to you, some people might not find this post interesting.  Sad face.  For the rest of you out there who are interested in exhaust pipes, gauges, and fiberglass fenders this post is for you!  The next build post should be about the 22RE engine install so stay

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