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[*] posted on 5-24-2017 at 05:07 PM
Baja Pole Line Road: Moto takes recent GoPro video atop Neal John's "Bad Hill!"


This route took an absolute beating! My short wheelbase TJ Rubicon on 35's was hopelessly stuck while traveling downhill! At minute 1:55 is where I high-centered. At minute 3:50, the Moto gets second thoughts!!:lol::lol::!::light:

Here's the Baja Pole Line Road in all it's glory!!:wow::bounce::cool::!::!:





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[*] posted on 5-24-2017 at 05:33 PM


I wonder where he got the idea it was a telegraph road?
Earlier, when I replied to this on Facebook I was looking at it on my phone... while it still doesn't quite seem to be Bad Hill, as I can't believe it rained so so much this last winter to wash so much dirt away that hasn't washed away in the previous 73 years... that not only could we all drive it, but also pull that Ford Bronco down that, just 2 years ago!





One thing that was clearly visible from the top of the grade was Borrego Mountain, and I don't see it on the helmet cam... but he is looking down mostly.





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[*] posted on 5-24-2017 at 05:36 PM


Too bad he didn't show the most cool part from the top of 'Bad Hill' (or what I call 'Pole Mesa'...





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[*] posted on 5-24-2017 at 07:45 PM


At 5:09 is where I stopped and took pics in january.
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[*] posted on 5-24-2017 at 07:57 PM


At 3:57 you can see me sitting broadside on my bike. This was my buddy Brian filming. He went up and came back.
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[*] posted on 5-24-2017 at 09:23 PM


Ed would you do that rock garden again?
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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 12:35 AM


A good run !:coolup:



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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 04:43 AM


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Ed would you do that rock garden again?



Only if it was a loop. We were on our way home and only stopped to ride a few hours. It would be a good ride to continue up el mano and over to valle t
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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 04:52 AM


Wow. No thanks. There's some serious blowouts (water) on that road. I can't imagine anyone would try that anymore.
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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 05:53 AM


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Ed would you do that rock garden again?



For sure give it a shot in the jeep. Probably one of the few places I prefer the jeep over the bike , besides sand and silt. Lol.
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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 06:24 AM


So, being a friend of yours, please school him it was a telephone line between Ensenada and San Felipe to communicate with our radar station. :light:



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So, being a friend of yours, please school him it was a telephone line between Ensenada and San Felipe to communicate with our radar station. :light:


Haha. I will let him know. Not a telegraph.
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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 08:01 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by ehall  
Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Ed would you do that rock garden again?



Only if it was a loop. We were on our way home and only stopped to ride a few hours. It would be a good ride to continue up el mano and over to valle t
If you do loop ride Count me in but I wont ride my 450. I will take the little 250 for the rocks looks nasty.;D
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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 11:16 AM


Wow, that's in a lot worse shape than our run a few years ago. David, probably a big thunderstorm did that--sometimes they just sit in one spot and pour (after living in Texas for some time I'm a bit familiar with them, I remember one parked itself over Marble Falls, TX and rained 19 inches in 24 hours. The Pedernales River downstream had hundred year old Bald Cypresses torn up and debris 30 feet high in the trees that survived).
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[*] posted on 5-26-2017 at 06:46 AM


Do you think the moto made it to/past the place where Ken hi centered?
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[*] posted on 5-26-2017 at 01:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
Do you think the moto made it to/past the place where Ken hi centered?


The place where I high-centered was at 1:24 in the video. The section that you had rebuilt was at the first corner.




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[*] posted on 5-26-2017 at 02:54 PM


I was thinking 1:44
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[*] posted on 10-4-2017 at 06:52 AM


Well, Im traveling up from La Ventana thru PLR and the Summit/Jamau on the 14th, thats gonna be interesting.
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Well, Im traveling up from La Ventana thru PLR and the Summit/Jamau on the 14th, thats gonna be interesting.


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