We’re popular!

Things are definitely popping here.  For starters, Moto Baja! is selling well.   We’ll have more copies here at CSC in another few days, and the first reviews are popping up on the Amazon.com page.   It’s cool, because every time I write a new book, the older books’ sales tick up (5000 Miles At 8000 RPM, Moto Colombia!, and Riding China).  These make great Christmas gifts and there’s still time to get them prior to Christmas.

They make great gifts, folks!

Our next popular item is our CSC Meetup ride on 6 January.   We’re visiting the world-class Owen Collection, and it looks like we’ll have more people on this ride than on any previous one.  This is a superb collection of vintage ’60s and ’70s offroad racing motorcycles.  I wrote a feature about the Owen Collection for Motorcycle Classics magazine and it will appear in the next edition of that fine publication.  If you want to ride with us to see the Owen Collection, here’s the link to sign up!

A glorious Beezer at the Owen Collection!

On to our next extremely popular item: Our CSC Baja 2018 ride is nearly full.   Yep, the 15 slots we have for this ride went very quickly.  I guess the word is getting out on the CSC Baja adventure rides!  I almost said we’re sold out, except there’s no charge to participate on this glorious 8-day expedition (no charge from us, that is; you’ll still have to pay your own expenses as we go).   We have one opening left, and then, that’s it for the CSC 2018 Baja Run.   (Jim S, when you read this please give us a call; your email isn’t working and I don’t have a phone number for you).   If you want to know what the ride is going to be like, well hey, buy yourself a copy of Moto Baja!

One of the slides from a previous pre-ride Baja briefing.

And one more popular item…the 2018 TT250s are going to be here in early January!  Yep, the bike that is making motorcycling affordable again will be in stock next month.   It’s only $2195, and there’s no time like right now to get your oar in the water with a deposit on one of these great motorcycles!  I love my gorgeous black TT250, and I’m headed up into the mountains on it later today!

Making motorcycling affordable again!

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January 6: The Owen Collection!

It’s official:  Our January CSC ride will be to the Owen Collection in Walnut, California!   This is a rare opportunity to view a private collection of rare 1960s motocrossers and flat track motorcycles, a collection that is not open to the public!   I’ll be posting the ride on our CSC Meetup.com page in the near future, so if you’re going, please make sure to sign up there.

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Matt’s Baja video!

Our good buddy Matt recently posted this video of the 2017 CSC Baja run, and I thought I would share it with you here…

Nicely done, Matt, and I appreciate the plug for Moto Baja! in your comments!   We’re looking forward to riding with you again.

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Motorcycle.com’s Lightweight ADV Shootout…

Not a bad showing at all for our RXR in the comparison to Kawasaki and Honda, as reviewed by the gurus at Motorcycle.com!

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Another voice on small ADV bikes…

I like this one…

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Whoa, that was fast!

Looks like we’re at 12 people already confirmed for the 2018 Baja ride, and that leaves only three spots.  If you want to ride with us, let us know quickly!

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Keanu and Jay say hi!

My good buddy Alfonso sent this to me.   It’s a YouTube about one of Keanu’s custom creations and that’s all cool, but the real cool part is when they ride alongside an RX3 at about 18:20…

Alfonso, thanks for sending this to us!

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Baja 2018: 10 March to 17 March!

I’ve had several inquiries lately regarding the dates for the next CSC RX3 Baja run, so here it is: 10 March to 17 March 2018.  Those are our dates (it’s Saturday to Saturday).  If you are planning to ride with us, what I’d like to get from you is an email providing your phone number and if you are willing to share a room with another rider.   You have to be on an RX3 for this ride (and if you don’t have an RX3, we have an app for that!).  The slots fill up quickly, so let me know as soon as possible if you plan to ride with us.   We limit participation to 15 riders (and I’m one of them).   We will be posting more information in the near future.   If you would like to know more about the CSC Baja expeditions, you might want to purchase a copy of Moto Baja!   Please send your emails to me at info@cscmotorcycles.com.

Come ride with us!

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On the road again…

North Carolina, today, and it’s 3 hours later than usual for me.  I was up at 4:00 a.m this morning, but that’s really 7:00 a.m in Left Coast time, so I guess I could say I slept in.   No, wait a minute, I got that backwards.  It would be 1:00 a.m. in California!  Whatever.  It’s colder than California here, but that’s okay.

So I’m up early reading one of my favorite moto mags (Motorcycle.com) and I noticed an interesting article on the most expensive production motorcycles in the world.   We’re talking about bikes from the low $30K range up to $200K.  Yikes.  Anyway, it was an interesting read, and you can see it here.

Moto Baja! is doing well, and I’m working on the Kindle version now.   I had my first review on Amazon from my good buddy Marty, and it was great…

I have a history with Joe Berk. I’ve known for a long time his love of Baja. He urged me to go there and I resisted due to my belief that everything south of the border was banditos, narco nutters, mordida, and bad bacteria. One day I said okay, to hell with it, I’m going. And am I ever glad that I did — thank you, Joe, for stunning scenery, great roads (excellent asphalt for my autobahn-burner), wonderful food, and best of all, the friendliest people I’ve ever met on this planet. You might think that I speak Spanish and you would be wrong. Somehow friendly ways are a language all its own. Yes, I went back for more. For seasoned motorcyclists, Joe has much to say that makes great good sense on the subject of small capacity motorcycles — pay attention. You are lucky, in this book you get to meet a man who is a force of nature, a rider, an adventurer, a complete human being.

Everything is colorful in Baja…even the cemeteries!

So, back to that Kindle thing.  It will be a week or so before the Kindle version of Moto Baja! goes live.   When I wrote Moto Baja!, my objective was to focus on the photography (Baja is a photographer’s paradise).  I wanted the book to be in color, but I also wanted to keep the page count reasonable to keep the cost to you down.   When you do a book in color, Amazon treats every page as a color page (even those with text only), and that drives the cost up.  To get the page count down, I went to a slightly reduced font size (don’t worry; it’s still very readable), two columns per page, and a landscape orientation.  That worked and the book looks great, but all that fancy formatting threw me a curve when I uploaded it to Kindle.  It was back to the drawing board for me, and I’m laying it all out in a Kindle-friendly format now.  For those of you who are waiting on the Kindle version, all I can say is hang in there; it will be soon.   And for those of you who want the print version, more are inbound to CSC and more will be available on Amazon. Moto Baja! is selling well, and we are printing more to keep up with the demand.

Debbie, a cocktail waitress at the Colorado Belle…a photo from the Destinations Deal Tour.

And the title of this blog?  It’s not just because I’m out here on the east coast for a day or so…it’s Willie Nelson!  Yep, he’s going to be live at the Colorado Belle in Laughlin, Nevada, and Susie and I will be there.  You’ll remember that our Destinations Deal group stayed in the Belle on the first night of our four-state ride, and the Belle’s River Bar had a killer band playing that evening. And one time about 20 years ago on one of the Laughlin River Runs I had the great pleasure of listening to Mickey Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) at the Colorado Belle.  The place just attracts great music.  The opportunity to hear Willie Nelson in concert at the Colorado Belle is too good to let get away.  Next month I’ll be on the road again…specifically to hear Willie Nelson sing that very song!

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A couple of Joey D shots…

My good buddy Joey (one of our service techs) had an RX3 out yesterday and I grabbed a couple of photos…

They tell me orange is the fastest color, you know…

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