We're back from the Baja Crazy 2002 trip at Sandlake April 26th-28th.
a great time. Weather was iffy on some days, and great on others. I
(Craig "INSAYN") got there at 7am on Thursday the 25th to get some
space, as the Sand Flea rally was going on that same weekend. It gets
crowded quick down there.
Here are some pics of where we chose
to set up. I wanted to be right at the edge of the action, so I chose the
NW corner of the East parking lot, at the entrance of the sand.
After getting all set up, and swapped the rear tires to
the paddles, I took my daughter for a ride in the
baja for the first time. The motor had about 50 miles on it, so I
had to go easy on it at first. I did not want to smoke it this weekend,
and especially before everyone else showed up.
Kirk with "Baja
Benny" showed up, so he and I buzzed around the dunes most of the
day. Kirk suffered a broken set of throw out bearing retaining clips, just
as he was rolling back onto the blacktop in front of my trailer. Somehow
his clutch throw out bearing forks got spread apart, and allowed the bearing to
get loose. A quick drop of the motor, and a trip to the Sandlake store, we had
the parts replaced and the bent forks repaired. Ready to hit the dunes
again. Kirk did not know that the Baja Crazy going on this weekend, so he was not prepared to
stay overnight, but decided to leave his baja and T trailer next to my trailer,
and head home in the evening to take care of his animals, and then return early
the next morning - with the rain!
Lance "DRoZ" from VWBaja.net
showed up later in the afternoon on Thursday, and we started our group runs at
this point. Nice and blurry on some, thanks to DRoZ.