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Bikes start at 0630, 4 wheel vehicles start at 1130.  I think it's PST.

The Baja 1000 is an 1100 mile off road race from Ensenada to La Paz Mexico on the Baja peninsula.  Racers do it in about 20 hours in everything from million dollar trophy trucks to enduro bikes to VW beetles.  These people have huge cojones.

Check out live updates during the race here.

You can check out the excellent documentary Dust to Glory on Netflix.   It's also on youtube.

Here's a clip.

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Love the Baja 1000.

Next will be the Dakar Rally at the beginning of the year.

I've got several friends who have run the Baja and very few friends have run the Dakar (motorcycles).

Last year, Ned Seusse, a friend from Colorado Springs, was the only American to finish the Dakar.
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Nice.  I think they run WRC rally cars at Dakar also.  I'd like to see one of those races some day.
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I'd like to prerun it on the motorcycle, but I know the first sand dune I'd come to would be the end for me.  :laugh:
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Just make sure to do it with stock pipes....

Just kidding.  :)
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I find that both the Baja 1000 and Dakar are way cool.  Would love to try either one, though off road on my motorcycle, well let’s just say I need a lot of help there.  Think I’d better stick to smaller off road adventures for the time being. I seem to do enough damage to myself on them as it is.

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I think it would be cool to do the Baja in a class 11 VW beetle.  Maybe I can get backpacker.com to sponsor me.  Anyone want to be my co-driver? :D

ETA:  I really like the idea of racing motorcycles, but I've never been on one in my life.  I've had my eye on the Kawasaki KLR650 for a few years.  One day I'll pull the trigger.  I've got a 5 year old kid and a 10 year old car that will need to be replaced soon, so it'll be a few years.
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You get a sponsor and I will gladly volunteer to be the co-pilot. :D

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I like the Baja but the Dakar and those huge trucks, just plain awesome.

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I like the Baja but the Dakar and those huge trucks, just plain awesome.

They are.

The motorcycles have warning systems on their bikes if they fall behind and get caught up in that mess. Those big trucks are fricken scary!
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