Archive for the ‘My Trips’ Category

Baja1000 time!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

link to course map on Score website

Full Course Map

2010 Baja 1000

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Well, I didn’t get to go this year. I tried to watch it live on the official site but it kept crashing. There’s still some video there so go check it out. I guess I’ll have to wait until they air it on NBC on Dec 19th (3:00pm – 4:00pm ET)

Day 1 – Today We Ride the Baja Course

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

We wanted to get an early start but it was almost 11am before we left the house. It was a nice house…nobody was in a hurry to leave. We made ourselves some breakfast and then we sat around a little while enjoying the house. After that we went out and loaded up the trailer so we could get going.

After about an hour and a half drive we were at the gas station outside of Ojos Negros. There were a lot of people stopping here both on their way to the trail and coming back from the trail. Got to see some cool rides and haulers. We took some time to talk to some people to find out what we could about the course (like how to get there). Once we got some basic directions we moved a few yards down the street to unload the trailer and ride. We weren’t too sure about leaving the truck and trailer on the side of the road but there were a few others doing the same thing. In the end nothing went wrong with leaving it there.

We’re going to Baja

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Today We hit the road on our mexican adventure in Baja california. Everything is packed and ready to go. Our scheduled depature time is 6pm. All i have left to do is put the quad on the trailer.

Loading the trailer

Loading the trailer

2008 Baja1000 Map was revised

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

the 2008 baja 1000 gps data was revised so here is an updated map.


2008 Baja1000 GPS Data Overlaid on Map

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Hello all,

The 2008 Baja 1000 GPS data has been provided on the score website. I have overlaid it onto a google map for easy reference.



2008 BAJA 1000 – Time To Start The Planning

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

It’s that time of year again. time to start prepring for our trip to Ensenada. This year the course is a round trip so we will be able to see the start & the finish. I’ll update as I get more info.

Jawbone / Dove Springs

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

It’s about 5:15 am and I get a text from Frankie. He’s “ready to go”. Well our scheduled departure wasn’t until 6:30 so ,needless to say, at this time I was so asleep you could have called it a coma. There is no way I would have heard my phone. Luckily I had left the phone on my wife’s side of the bed so she did hear the phone. At first I was in shock when my phone was going off an hour earlier than I expected and I thought to myself “what is he thinking” but then realized that the sooner we hit the road the sooner we can start the ride. I replied to Frankie’s text and told him I would get dressed and send him a text when I was ready to be picked up. After about 15 minutes I sent the message “be ready in 10 can pick me up now.”. I figured 10 minutes was enough time to get beakfast made (My wife offered to make some chorizo & egg burritos for us to take).

Frankie showed up so we threw my things into the truck and we headed to Todd’s (about a 25 minute drive). Once Todd was ready we hit the road on our way to JAWBONE. It was a long drive for us. It took a little over 2 hours from Todd’s. The weather was nice but it was cold and we did get some strong wind near Mojave, CA. This is where we stopped for gas and a quick stretch. We didn’t stand around for too long because it was cold…very cold. From here it was another 20-30 minutes to the ranger station on Jawbone Canyon Rd. It was about 8:45am so we had to wait until 9am for the office to open (Todd wanted to buy a map). It’s funny how much attention the buggies get. About 5 minutes after we arrived another group showed up in the parking lot. Right away they came over to look and ask questions. They do look kind of cool up on the trailer.

We moved on to find our base camp and unloaded the buggies.

It was time to ride. Our first trail was awsome…for a bike anyway. The trail was a little “too technical” for the big buggy but we did it anyway. It was fun and I tried to document as much as I could. i took tons of pictures and plenty of video. I also collected GPS data and saved it as a Google Earth file so you can see where we were.

jawbone-run-10052008 You’ll have to download GOOGLE EARTH to open the file.

The Adventure Begins

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Today is the big day, we hit the road on our driving adventure into Mexico. We loaded up most of our stuff into the truck the day before so we didn’t have to wake up too early so at about 9am we left the house to pick up Marcela. There are 2 vehicles in our caravan through Mexico (my F150 and a Dodge caravan). There are 5 of us traveling in my truck. My wife, my 2 kids, my sister-in-law Marcela, and myself.

Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

As previously mentioned, the next travel destination for OFF ROAD FUN is Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico. Since I’m not an expert, you can go to the wikipedia page on Cuidad Guzman to learn more about the city itself. 

As a side note…after the trip I still won’t be an expert but I’ll definately have lots of photos, information, and experiences to share with you.