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So I just bought my first bike - a predator at the end of July - record setting heat waves in the desert were just not for me so where to ride - being in the San Diego area I looked for the coast - my search led me south...to baja in a town called San Quintin. About 4 hours south of the border out of San Diego - to a place called Gypsy's Beach Camp - $5 per night with hot water showers and a barn like 2 story resturant serving $1 menu tacos, burritos, and mexican beers. Riding area has something for everyone - directly off the campsite there are moderate to small dunes - perfect for me to learn on - and at low tide - all out runs down the beach for miles and miles - no closed areas - no BLM - saw a total of six other bikes for the entire weekend - there are major hill climbs south of the wet buzzard - dune riding and east of the wet buzzard are miles of trails if you like the technical stuff - and yes - you can ride the atv on blacktop in mexico only restriction being helmets! Awesome awesome awesome - am not gonna advertise this to anyone - only sharing the spot with my fellow predator bretheren - make sure you get mexican auto ins and insist on the extra medical coverage - it covers you in mexico even on your bike! The area is a bit remote compared to San Felipe or Rosarito - but if you want to ride - you can get your fill there, and not bake along the way - for those that like a bed a night cielito lindo resturant/hotel is .23 miles away and you can ride your quad to the front door. Will be happy to answer any questions - the ambient temp there for the Aug 8th weekend was 79 high 55 low - fog in the morn and bright sunshine by mid day! See you there!
 

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As a matter of fact I did pick it up at moto pro - they simply gave me the best price on the bike period - I chose to keep my business local - the trip is and was completely worth it - I am completely novice at riding as this is my first bike, however I have been all over baja in my 4wd pickup - just don't have to beat the hell out of it now...heh. As a matter of fact we have already begun preliminary plans for a trip back to San Quintin approx 3rd or 4th weekend - just don't forget it's the wild wild west down there - and there is safety in numbers - your more than welcome to convoy with us - will be with a bunch of raptor owners (you know how those guys are) and a z400 I think I can I think I can rider. It is a small world indeed - I do know a debbie just for the life of me can't remember her last name ... as far as the predator - what can I say it not only worth every penny - it is worth several times the pennies I paid - all the years and trips out to the desert I never knew the .. escape that riding brought...it has been life altering to say the least. It's got something for everyone in terms of riding area - the dunes are miniature compared to glamis, however - they go on for miles and - there are some nice hills covered with the blow sand to the south...
 

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Yeah we deffinetly are talking about the same Debbie...heh small world huh? Right now our trip to San Quintin appears to be in the works for the Sep 29-31 weekend - leaving friday morn. If you are interested - Debbie knows how to get ahold of me. So I turned the predator in for it's first service - something which included - chain tightening, valve adjustment, oil change, and chassis lube - well I delivered the bike a bit dirty and wouldn't ya know their $200 maybe bought me an oil change - none of the bolts on the valve cover had been moved - nor the access panels or gas tank - kinda evident when there is still a bid of blowsand on the bolts. Anyways goin down tomorrow morn and straighten all that out - they told me I had to have this service to keep my warranty intact, interesting deal goin on in the service dept....watch out for that!
 

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Alright so a buddy and I are loading up our trucks to make a run for San Quintin for the Labor Day weekend - just not old enough to burn one - and we are going with a larger party for the Sep26 weekend - Dunesurfer - your more than welcome to come along and any other Predator members as well. For Labor Day will be leaving Oceanside Friday night 7pm - we run CB's in our trucks and will be running channel 32 AM - should be pulling into San Quintin Gypsy's beach camp approx 12-1am - hope yall like night driving. See ya there!
 

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Yeah I talked to her today - this place is so remote - and also don't forget we are going again at the end of sept - for this run I will probably camp although I won't be doing food as there is cheap eats there. As far as the sand tires, the terrain varies so much that you probably would damage them.
 
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