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Old 07-27-2017, 12:21 PM   #41
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1 month closer, what are the dates everyone is planning on going down? Or more importantly, when is everyone planning on meeting up with each other pre border cross?
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:06 PM   #42
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Ill post some specific info in a week or two but we will meet in San Felepe three or four days prior to the race. Im on a boat delivery now but will post specifics soon
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:50 PM   #43
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I had a long talk with John at Agile yesterday, and tried to nail down some firm dates for our memorial and race viewing trip to Baja. Since John and Glen were Ramsey’s business partners, and life long friends, we want to work the schedule around their availability as much as possible. While I know lots of folks need to make vacation requests as soon as possible, it’s been a bit difficult to decide on firm dates. There are a couple issues that came to light, the first of which is, we don’t know where the race course will run. It’s possible it will run right past San Felipe, or it’s just as possible it will run down the West side of the peninsula. The exact course is not announced more than a few weeks in advance and it may be as little as two weeks prior to the race. Our plan is to have the memorial a few days prior to the race, then depart to find a viewing spot. If the race passes San Felipe, that will be easy, but if not, it will require more driving, so we need a couple extra days flexibility. So, here’s what we sorta came up with. The race festivities start on November 14th and continue through the 18th, with the actual race starting on the 16th. If we assume the race will pass by San Felipe, the plan will mostly come together. John has offered to let us use the shop as a staging area prior to the race, and then lead a small group across the border, and on to our first camp site by way of the dry lake bed, and the Compadre trail. If a large number of folks show up, we will split up into a couple smaller groups since trying to keep everyone together on a border crossing is really difficult. Some folks will want to take in contingency (which takes place in Ensenada in the days leading up to the start) This is where the vehicles go through tech inspection, race vehicles are on display, the town is in full race party mode, and it’s a really fun scene. So, for those who may already be in Baja, want to experience the scene in Ensenada or who can’t make our crossing date, you can simply meet up with us in San Felipe. The current thought is to hold the memorial at El Pescadores which is easier to get to for those folks with low ground clearance and 2wd. It’s private property, but John knows the owner and will be in contact with him to discuss our use of a large group area. After the memorial, we will disburse to a race viewing area to be determined once the course is announced. So, were leaning towards meeting at Agile on Friday the 10th of November. If you can’t make this date work, you can simply meet us in San Felipe. (the exact location will be announced) I hope this is enough information for people to begin planning. It’s possible we may have to adjust this a bit, but flexibility will be the key to an enjoyable trip, just as it is with any road trip. In future posts, I’ll go through some of the details to consider when crossing into Mexico, like getting insurance, currency, passports, spare parts, maps, GPS etc. It may not go exactly as planned, but it’s sure to be a great time, and an opportunity to pay some respects to a great friend, someone who gave so much to the van community and asked for nothing more than a smile in return.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:14 PM   #44
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Thanks Jeff!

Course will go past San Felipe, more or less.. SCORE has released hotel info.
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Course will go past San Felipe, more or less.. SCORE has released hotel info.

SWEET! That makes things a lot easier. Thanks Robb..
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Here's another idea.. a memorial we did (off Compadre Trail) for a friend.. We actually did two, one on private property where he passed, and one in public that we can visit. It's in a few hundred pounds of concrete, shouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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So the window we should be planning for would be Nov. 11 through the 19th? Also, is the location near the coast that we will be parked/camping?? I'm considering bringing a kayak. Unless told otherwise.
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So the window we should be planning for would be Nov. 11 through the 19th? Also, is the location near the coast that we will be parked/camping?? I'm considering bringing a kayak. Unless told otherwise.
Yes, thereabouts.

And yes, we'll be camped on a bluff above the beach.
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Yay, exciting to read the updates, looking forward to joining and starting the planning and provisioning stages. Thinking of bringing my KTM, will there be others? Robb, you bringing your bike?


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Yay, exciting to read the updates, looking forward to joining and starting the planning and provisioning stages. Thinking of bringing my KTM, will there be others? Robb, you bringing your bike?


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TBD. Depends on who's in the passenger seat.
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