BMW s1000rr to Baja and back!!!
Erin and I decided to spend ThanksGiving in Baja with the kids this year. The last time we went we had a amazing time. The only thing is I always have to do things the hard way. What I mean by this is I am going to ride my motorcycle there again. (This makes for a very hard travel day for Erin. She has to pack the kids up and jump on a plane with a 1year old a 3 year old and a 13 year old). To go the shortest way is about 2200 miles or so. We decided to break up the trip into two parts the first that I would ride to the No GI Worlds on my BMW S1000rr. I left the BMW in a BMW shop in Long Beach I had the oil changed, new rear tire, and the kick stand had came loose again so I was going to have them fix that also. I flew back home for 2 weeks and would return to finish the Tuesday before ThanksGiving.
I had been dealing with the dealership over the phone and had to involve the GM on the last day because they hadnít fixed the kickstand the way I had asked and were claiming it was going to take until Friday to do it. (I had to be in Cabo Thursday.) He agreed to have a guy get on fixing the bike and it should be done when I arrive in Long Beach. Well at 9:00am when I arrived the bike wasnít finished. It ends up taking 3 hours longer. So I ended up leaving at 12:00 instead. This doesnít sound like a lot but I am trying to get as far as possible into Mexico becuase I have to pick up Erin and the Kids in 48 hours in Cabo.
Mexico has a few problems with the Cartel as most of you have heard in the news. I end up making it past Ensenada. In hind site I should have stayed there. I stayed in a hotel of sorts, this is the type of hotel where there is no front desk. Just a guy walks up to you (outside) and asks if you want a room. Of course I had the bike in the room. In the middle of the night someone tries to break into my room. My reaction was kind of funny in hind site, (Someone is trying to get in, owe **** SOMEONE is trying to get in) as I was awaking from my slumber. After I slammed the door shut we were yelling on opposite sides of the door him in Spanish me in English. The walls are cinder block so I was standing up against that in case they started to shoot. I waited about 30 minutes then went back to sleep figuring they were convinced I probably wouldnít sleep for the next month. When I woke up in the am I noticed I had put a hole in the door(about half way thru) from where I hit it in the middle of night. I left really quick in the am, peeking around corners just in case, was hard to get the bike out fast enough. Worst room ever without the break in. With the break in I cant descibe how bad it was. Slept on top of the blankets with my clothes on. I donít like to stop where I did but the motorcycle shop had me three hours late. So I didnít make it as far as I should have and ended up sleeping too close to the border. My fault!!! To continue reading the story go to
BMW S1000rr to BAJA!!! | Motorcycle Touring Texas
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