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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 09:14 AM
Legends


I love the stories and reports on this forum. They have the current issues and of course tales of the past. Keeping it all alive...Thank you guys for that.

I was wondering which "Legends" people have actually met. The definition of legend will vary but I will start with mine. (not counting Nomads, because I have not met any yet.)
Alot of Racers, Parnelli, Walker, Ivan, Bobby Ferro, Malcolm, Dont have room for them all. The Clam Man, Mr. Johnson at the Serenidad, John Wayne, The Author Greg Niemann and I will stop there for now..There is alot more out there..
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 09:46 AM


The Clam Man, Don Johnson, Mike Leon, Coco, Nico Saad.



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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 09:54 AM


1# "Daniel" the free diver of Coyote beach, wore two wet suits, descended to the depths with bricks. Clams, Limes, Tapitio and Pacificos along with Daniels stories of the Bay, priceless:)

2# Bertha, one of a kind, All nighters up on Muzik mountain:P

2# "Peggy" the matriarch of Bajamar, she just passed @ 102, Lover of all animals, 50+ year resident :(




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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:00 AM


the awesome hombre to my left...
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:11 AM


What an interesting thread! Be sure to mention the circumstances under which you all met the legends, a definite fun part to read.



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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:20 AM
Como se llama ?


Over the years (long ago now), I've met a few ladies whose talents I thought (at the time) legendary.

However, I didn't get their names.
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:26 AM


Blanca, great idea. I will try to keep it short. Raised in Riverside,CA. Worked for Walker Evans..met alot of racers. Malcolm Smith also from Riverside,CA..had some dinners with him. Clam Man from camping many years in San Felipe..John Wayne met in Newport Beach. Don J. from staying at Serenidad and Pig Roasts..Greg Niemann at his place in Cantamar.
Thanks Stucksucks..I forgot Coco also..Might know some of MrbillM friends...
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:29 AM


In 1986, I got to meet Mamma Espinosa! I was introduced by my parents, who were sort of convoying with my family and had been there many times before.

She truly made us feel like we were guests in her home.




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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:37 AM


I would not count tourists (including racers) as "legends."

My list: Carlos Santana, Pacheco Mayoral, mama espinosa, graham macintosh (an exception to the tourist rule)
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:43 AM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
the awesome hombre to my left...


Excuse my ignorance - who is that?

Forgot about Roger Mears - I was in a Nissan TV ad with him circa 1990.




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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
the awesome hombre to my left...


Excuse my ignorance - who is that?

Forgot about Roger Mears - I was in a Nissan TV ad with him circa 1990.


papa fernandez...
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:58 AM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
the awesome hombre to my left...


Excuse my ignorance - who is that?

Forgot about Roger Mears - I was in a Nissan TV ad with him circa 1990.


papa fernandez...


Ah, thanks. Awesome candidate for the list.




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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 12:22 PM


I'll go ahead and nominate Serge Dedina, current mayor of Imperial Beach and founder of Wildcoast / Costasalvaje, as a legend whom I've met in Baja, while surfing a semi-remote region.

Great guy, humble, friendly both in the water and out, and working hard to protect unspoiled areas.

He's also been instrumental at pushing the right buttons to fight the federal bureaucracy and force them to address the ongoing Tijuana -> Imperial Beach sewage issue.
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 01:29 PM


Interesting topic, as legends are always defined by ones own standards......and then there are those that are legends in their own mind.
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 01:36 PM


Jaime Bravo and Raquel Martinez.

You could meet many people who became legends when visiting Tijuana in the 60's

[Edited on 8-25-2017 by norte]
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 02:10 PM


So many legends in Baja and as mentioned...legendary has many facets. I've had the pleasure of hangin with Coco, Sammy Diaz, a few governors, Graham MacIntosh, Dennis!!!!, Bernie(DEP), Doug Means...jajaja. ...had the pleasure of taking Malcolm Smith on a panga ride to race some whales too.



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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 02:13 PM




....................Ed Tabor.......... Jack Smith..... Fred Hoctor.....
....Walter Nordhoff.......John Steinbeck..............

[Edited on 8-25-2017 by DENNIS]




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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 02:15 PM


Met Bobby Van Wormer, Gene Kira and Jimmy Smith years ago. Without them, Ray Cannon and a few others there would be no Baja for me.

[Edited on 8-25-2017 by BigOly]




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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 02:21 PM



Greg Niemann:

https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=35WQOduN1F4C&pg=PA2...




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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 02:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by shari  
So many legends in Baja and as mentioned...legendary has many facets. I've had the pleasure of hangin with Coco, Sammy Diaz, a few governors, Graham MacIntosh, Dennis!!!!, Bernie(DEP), Doug Means...jajaja. ...had the pleasure of taking Malcolm Smith on a panga ride to race some whales too.


....and you for me Mon Shari. You and Juan have carved heaven out of the wilderness. No easy task. Luv ya.......




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