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[*] posted on 5-15-2019 at 11:09 PM
Racing into Baja history with Cameron Steele (ALL of Day 4 photos now added)


The first few posts here are from the road during the trip. The complete report with photos begins with the May 19 post. It will take a few days for it all to get posted, so please return to see it all.

Hello amigos,
Internet is sketchy so this is brief but I will be adding photos later!

I am in San Ignacio tonight, the end of day 4 of maybe 6 days doing recon for Trail of Missions 2019. That tour will be in June.

Day 1 was to San Felipe.
Day 2 was to Mulegé.
Day 3 was to Mission Guadalupe and San Borjitas cave.
Day 4 was to San Bruno colony site then to San Ignacio.
We saw also San Juan Londo, had lunch at Mark & Olivia's. I took the gang to Bob & Susan's, too. Then we went to the Tres Virgenes geothermal plant and eco-lodge.

My phone has limited Internet ability, so I will share more data later.

Let me just say, being a passenger in a Raptor driven by Curt LaDuc is so much fun!

So far, every site we wanted to see has worked out, perfectly.

The weather is outstanding, no wind on the gulf, either.

San Felipe to Laguna Chapala was rough and I think trailers should avoid.

Back online when I can!




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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 06:32 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  


Let me just say, being a passenger in a Raptor driven by Curt LaDuc is so much fun!



His car has a magic fingers vibrating seat, eh?




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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 09:27 AM


Way coool. I 'm getting a Raptor... I'll tag along... if I can keep up:cool:



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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 02:48 PM


A quick peek into the used Raptor market finds they have not fallen below $20,000 yet.
I didn't bother to find out how much a new one is.

For $20000 I can bolt on a whole lot of whoopa$$ onto my F-350.
Which is already bigger than a Raptor from the showroom.
A real truck;)



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Where is Team Raptor?



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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 05:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
A quick peek into the used Raptor market finds they have not fallen below $20,000 yet.
I didn't bother to find out how much a new one is.

For $20000 I can bolt on a whole lot of whoopa$$ onto my F-350.
Which is already bigger than a Raptor from the showroom.
A real truck;)



[Edited on 5-16-2019 by fishbuck]


The suspension on a F350 doesn't even compare to an F150 for off road, you might as well be driving a dump truck. F350 are for hauling a cabover camper and old women.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 07:33 PM


hauling old women?



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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 09:14 PM


My F-350 rips. Gas V-8. Stripped "Fleet truck" super light.
I'm not serious about modifying my F-350.. My truck is for hauling my boat and building my house etc.
Working.

I'd love a Raptor. I see them everywhere.

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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 09:24 PM


http://fordauthority.com/2017/05/arizona-man-turning-ho-hum-...

http://fordauthority.com/2017/06/ford-raptor-super-duty-on-t...

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[*] posted on 5-16-2019 at 11:26 PM


Ok guys, it is Thursday just short of midnight, Mountain Time.

Day 5:

Left San Ignacio and drove up to San Francisco de la Sierra. We arranged to see Cueva El Raton. Aquired permits and 4 guides for the 15 of us (1 per 4 people). The guides were all Arces, naturally. They lit up when I told them I knew Baja Bucko (Teddi), Trudi Angell, and Eve Ewing. Good times. There was some confusion about the costs with the lady who sells the permits up at the Hostel. I will elaborate more later.

Next, we drove to Vizcaino where we arranged for two guides to take us to the Visita de San Pablo. That was great!

It is a very rough road and took us 3 hours to get there! I have lots of photos.

Tonight we are in Guerrero Negro and will be on the road early.

I want to say that all 6 of the Ford Raptors performed flawlessly and no tire fails either (yet). Curt and the rest were doing around or over 100 mph on the wide graded Guillermo Prieto road today. What a trip! Then we were doing under 10 mph in San Pablo Canyon.

The trip is to check new locations for Trail of Missions as well filming some action scenes that are not easy to do with the family tour trips.

I will see you next, north of the border! Good night/ morning from Baja Sur.




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[*] posted on 5-17-2019 at 07:44 AM


Nice!
I can not wait to hear about these Raptors. My guess is that they do the 100mph part good but slow speed rock crawling not as well.
Dave's in his element... having fun.
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[*] posted on 5-17-2019 at 08:00 AM


Sounds like a fun trip. Looking forward to seeing the pics and maps.



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[*] posted on 5-17-2019 at 08:11 AM


And my old F150 would do a 100 down a dirt road...
It had a normal V6 4.6l I believe with clutch.
It would do 70 towing a boat.




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In San Felipe at 10:30 am. No blockage on Hwy 5 to Chapala as reported. Left Chapala at 8 am, Puertecitos at 9:30.



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[*] posted on 5-17-2019 at 02:45 PM


Flyin' those trucks across the desert!



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Lucky you....Curt is a cool guy!



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All the folks with Cameron were fun. We got a lot of really great tv video done with such dramatic scenery. The road from Guadalupe mission down to San José de Magdalena was fantastic scenery. The San Borjitas road was great fun, too!



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[*] posted on 5-17-2019 at 03:32 PM


We got to Mexicali East at 1 pm with only a dozen cars in our lane.
In traffic on I-5 in Carlsbad now. Very tired. I am glad I am not driving.




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Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Flyin' those trucks across the desert!


Drive it like you stole it!
Terrorize everyone else on the road!

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Quote: Originally posted by Three2tango  
Sounds like a fun trip. Looking forward to seeing the pics and maps.

I will do my best to get them posted.
I have shared some on Instagram and Facebook while we are driving. I just learned how to use Instagram from Sasha, one of the camermen shooting the tv show. My Instagram name is Bajadavidkier.




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