Starts off with the usual pass thru the Federali checkpoint near Ojos Negros. If you are on a bike or buggy or have them in your truck you were just waved through:
Don't mess with the Federali's... Here is the "NO PHOTO" finger wag!
Started riding near RM 95 past Heroes de la Independencia:
Meanwhile the chase crew stopped in Valle la Trinidad at a most fine taqueria called El Rancho that later we found out was a perennial favorite:
Continuing to the pickup, RM 196 to 224 runs along the side of the road:
RM 196 pit location on Hwy 3, this is race checkpoint 2. In the distance you can see the Sea of Cortez on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula:
Meanwhile back on the race course, starting with a rocky climb to the summit...
Marc decided to practice his flat changing skills...
Marc decided to practice his flat changing skills... wait a minute, didn't he just do that?
A tiny oasis of gas and water in the middle of the dry lake bed:
Finally the brutality is over...
Oh sure Ed looks chipper here but you should have seen him 10 minutes, 2 Gatorades and 1 cold towel earlier...
Finally the whoop-fest was over (sorry no pics of whoops :) Let's see, 40 miles * 5280 ft/mile * 1 whoop/15ft = 14,080 whoops!!!
Throw in some talcum powder silt and oh boy, remind me, why are we here again?
Only Dave knows the caption for this one: