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My Baja Addiction Has Just Begun!

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by: Bryon Dorr of Exploring Elements

I’m a newbie to Baja and desert racing, but have quickly caught the bug for both. It was just under a yr ago that I first visited Baja, and I’ve now been 3 times, for a total of over a month on the peninsula. I’ve personally driven hundreds of miles of Baja dirt in that time, and been a passenger for over 1,500 miles, not to mention the well over 2,000 miles of pavement. This last trip was in support of some badass moto riders, some prerunning support for the Desert Assassins trophy truck team and the Baja 1,000 race.

 

 

The scenery, local culture, gringo culture and race scene are all quite amazing to behold. While the general observer will see much of the same scenery mile after mile in Baja the true explorer will discover the amazing diversity and hidden gems that Baja has to offer. The locals in Baja come in a wide variety of flavors, but the large majority are super friendly, show amazing hospitality and want to share their love for their home. The gringo culture also comes in MANY flavors in Baja, but again in the end it is mostly filled with kind people trying to get away and take in the peace and tranquility that Baja exudes. The race scene on the other hand takes on a life of its own with big egos, mega dollar signs and huge horsepower.

 

I’m sure that this will not be my last time to either Baja or a major desert race. I can even envision being behind the wheel, or handlebars, in a future Baja 1,000. The enthusiasm and passion for desert racing by all that are involved is contagious. I’m also the kind of person that likes to push mental, physical and mechanical boundaries, and there are very few places where you can test those boundaries like you can at the Baja 1,000!

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-RIP Kurt Caselli-

 

(Bryon is a photographer, overland traveler and adventure sports athlete. He shares these passions on his website www.ExploringElements.com. He currently lives in a 4×4 van traveling across North America, with his sights set on a round the world driving adventure.)

Exploring Elements’ Bryon Dorr’s inside look at the Baja 1000

New Years Adventure

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