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2018 Klim Altitude Ladies Jacket and Pants, New Get It Here $300 off

Klim just shipped me a brand new 2018 Klim Altitude Ladies Jacket and Pants.  Klim riding gear for women is getting better and better.  This is the newest version of Klim’s popular motorcycle riding suit for women and it offers many improvements over the original version — which was a great suit in the first place!  It’s all here: Gortex, armor, comfort and protection for all seasons, all weather, all kinds of riding.

Klim is a great company making high quality riding gear backed by a lifetime warranty.  They stand by their warranty and I can’t say enough great things about how they have treated me as a customer.

Now I find myself with one suit too many so I am offering this suit for sale at a discount.  Save $300 over store prices and buy this for yourself or as a gift for the lady rider in your life!  Christmas is just around the corner ya know.

Details:  Jacket size M.  Pants size 10, length regular.  Price $800 shipped, $750 if picked up in Sacramento.

This suit will be shipped to you in the original packing from Klim, armor included–all new never worn, tags still attached.  It is up to you to be sure the size is right before you buy.  There is no return option.  You can have confidence in your purchase because the Klim lifetime warranty goes with all their products.

If you are interested in this suit contact us for more information by email at Bakers@2ShareOurRide.com or Click Here

 

Klim Gortex Riding Pants
Klim Altitude Gortex Motorcycle Pants
Klim Altitude Jacket
Klim Altitude Jacket

Lockhart Basin Ride

 

Our 2018 Lockhart Basin Ride was the hardest motorcycle ride I have ever done in my life!  This ride was is 75 miles of dirt and rocks, near Moab Utah. There were steep, near impossible climbs and rocky narrow trails along the upper edge of deep canyons.  I have done this ride before and it was never easy, but this time the terrain was exceptionally difficult to navigate on my KTM 690.  Trails change with weather and wear and this one was near impassable in places for our May 2018 ride. Our buddy broke the frame on his motorcycle in the middle of the ride.  We strapped it back together enough to finish the ride, but the bike is history.

Lockhart canyon is a famous trail that every dual sport motorcycle rider should do; but, go with friends.  Have 2 or 3 buddies strong enough to lift and push because some places could be just too step to ride without help.

This year was the second time I have done it.  Check out the short GoPro clip to see why  I 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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Photos from our ride, GPX files, Google Map, and GoPro files available with a click to the following links.

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CLICK here for google map to this ride.

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

 

 

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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