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Lockhart Basin Ride

 

This is a very hard about 75 miles of dirt and rocks, near Moab Utah.

Famous trail that every dual sport motorcycle rider should do but go with friends, it is very hard.

This year was the second time I have done it and I can say it was the hardest motorcycle ride I have ever done in my life.

Carson Ebbetts Pass 2018

Today was the last ride with my beloved Ruby before I turn her over to her new owner next week.  It turned out to be a fabulous celebration as we were surprised in Markleeville with news of the opening of Ebbetts Pass just yesterday.  Ruby is an FGS 700 and is really an amazing bike well suited to the challenges of this ride. I thoroughly enjoyed pushing through the turns, curve after curve as we travelled this newly opened mountain pass still lined with deep snow at the highest elevations. The season is here folks, get out there and RIDE.

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CLICK HERE for short Video of today on Ebbett’s Pass

 

 

2015 BMW GS 700 (lowered) for sale $5000.

She’s given me 38K happy miles but it is time to say goodbye.  For $5000 cash you can take this fine bike home to your garage.  This is a 2015 BMW GS 700, factory lowered model with many fine upgrades that make it a fantastic bike for rugged terrain or highway cruising.  Some of the features off road enthusiasts will enjoy include: Magura hydraulic clutch, Puig crash bars, Altrider heavy duty skid plate, TKC 80s, radiator guard, headlight guard, Touratech hand guards, Touratech folding brake pedal, and center stand.  Your highway cruising will be more comfortable with the Alaska leather sheepskin seat cover, Touratech GS 700 customized wind shield, and the foundation for luggage is included with Touratech luggage racks and Altrider tail bag rack.

I rode it hard so I am saying it is in good condition because there are some scratches on the crash bars and the paint is worn on the frame by my knees.  The engine is in excellent condition and thousands of dollars have been spent on regular maintenance with oil changes, sprocket and chain changes, steering bearings, etc.  This bike will give you plenty of worry free fantastic miles.

Why am I selling?  I am looking for a different ride with a better range in suspension and a little more power from the engine.  My new 2018 BMW GS 1200 Rallye is on its way and should be here before the second week in May.

This GS 700 has to go before I can bring the 1200 home.  Buy it now from me direct and save.  Otherwise, you can buy it later from the dealer and likely pay more.

When it’s snowing in the mountains go to the coast

fancy coffee in Sausalito California $7.50 at the Taste of Rome. Worth the ride and a fun stop.

El Rosario, breakfast at Mama’s

El Rosario, a very small town about 300 miles south of the border is a pit stop for the Baja 1000.  Motorcyclist are welcome here.  We are enjoying breakfast at Mama’s before heading out to Guerrero Negro.  Jon is fashionable for the morning outing! 

Border crossing at Tecate was a breeze thanks to Jon’s prepaid visa application.  Worse thing so far on this trip, the TOPAS at the border, tall, slick, close together. I almost lost it. 

Dirt Riding After Tibial Plateau Fracture Grade 6

Another milestone in the healing of a grade 6 Tibial Plateau Fracture — today I did my first off-road ride since breaking my leg 6 months ago.  We chose a favorite place — Yankee Jim Road just north of Sacramento off the I-80. It was a perfect choice for my dirt debut. The sky was overcast but the temperature was warm and all went well. Yankee Jim Road is a fun off-road ride for both the novice and expert dual sport rider plus it is well suited for motorcycles of any size. For gpx file, maps, and more see details on 2ShareOurRide or CLICK HERE.

Mosquito Road Paved Motorcycle Route Placerville

On the road again!  Finally after months of healing, the Bakers are out riding and want to share a short but fun and challenging route with our friends.

Waterfall, Mosquito Road Placerville County, CA

This 93 mile paved loop offers waterfalls, streams, rivers, fall foliage, slow tight turns, twisting curves, narrow bridges, historic gold mining towns, parks, quaint coffee stops and more.  Check it out on our web site   CLICK HERE  for details.

Narrow Mosquito Bridge across American River

We finally got out on a ride together

Vicky ocean and bike

 

 

Last weekend we finally got out on a ride together. First trip on the new BMW GSA, two up and loaded.  The bike worked flawlessly. It carries the two of us very well, I don’t even notice the weight the passenger or panniers. We used a BMW GS on our south America trip last year, so wasn’t too new to either of us. Vicky cannot ride solo yet due to her knee  injury now more than 3 months out. But I can say she is making progress. She worked all last week. Can walk way better than me. Just doesn’t feel safe on her own bike yet. It was hard enough to get her on the back of the big new BMW GSA for this trip. I think I have lost her trust in me for safety after my near fatal crash. I personally know the only reason I crashed was my fault of racing on a mountain road with uncontrolled traffic. Totally my fault, hopefully will not be so stupid again. And I have completely wrecked my left knee for punishment. I can ride however. It will be a bit before I can ride dirt. I have trouble standing and am in a lot of pain all the time. But hey at least I am on the bike. Making progress everyday.

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