Everyone was greeted with snow falling outside for the start of the second day of riding. The beginning of this day was a little cold, but it quickly warmed up as the crew headed down to the coast.
After a few stops to goof around and get some gas, everyone made their way down to the coast where McGrath, Kendall Norman, and Colton Udall found a very fun step-up jump. After hitting it a few times and cutting some fresh lines into the beach, the group rode some single track before hitting Coyote Cal’s where they spent the night. Be sure to check out the photo gallery to see some shots of MC, Norman, Caselli, and Redmond freeriding.
Caselli found a cool little jump out of a hole while the crew was gassing up in the background. The rain and snow provided some excellent traction, making it a blast to cut in lines off the beaten down roads of Baja.
The rain made it difficult to keep goggles clean and stopping for gas and water made for a perfect time to clean goggles. Here, MC takes care of his pink Breast Cancer Awareness Spy goggles.
You never know what you’re going to come across down in Mexico, which is why it makes it that much more important to be well prepared while heading south of the border. It’s also important to take it easy on the roads. Herds of cows are a regular occurrence, and this particular cow didn’t want to get out of the way.
Once down on the beach, everyone let loose. Here, Dan McGranahan and Steele pull some high-speed wheelies through the wet sand.
Having to change tires is part of the experience down in Baja. MC even got his hands dirty changing a tire for his buddy. Shortly after this was taken, Jeremy got a flat on his own bike, forcing him to change yet another tire. He did it all with a huge smile.
Multi-time Baja 1000 winner Kendall Norman gets the award for the biggest balls of the trip. While this photo doesn’t do this step-down justice, it allowed for no amount of error and Kendall pulled it off like a boss. MC himself wouldn’t even attempt the leap down; he did, however, jump up the step-up.
Leave it to MC to find something to style off of in the middle of nowhere. This is another view of the step-up that Norman jumped down.
On a borrowed bike, trials and Endurocross competitor Geoff Aaron pulled off some impressive feats. Hoping over huge rocks and nose wheelies like the one pictured here, only scratched the surface of what he is capable of.
Built right on the coast of Baja, Coyote Cale’s is a small hostel where travelers can stop for a few nights. The Bonanza crew made it home for the final night of the trip, and it would be an understatement to say that the group didn’t take over the place. Everyone had a great time.
Talk about full service. The staff at Coyote Cale’s washed all the bikes, cleaning them of the corrosive sand and salt water from the beach run. Lil’ D didn’t know what to do with himself…
With 60 dudes taking over the hostel, warm water ran out quickly. Cameron Steele decided to not wait and manned up at the outside shower. Needless to say, it was a cold one.
The bar at Cale’s was awesome and provided a great time for everyone to blow off some steam and celebrate the final night of the Baja tour.
Awards were given out at Cale’s and Norman was awarded the “Silencer” award for passing out early on the first evening, thereby silencing his first night of fun.
“Lobster”, as everyone knows him, accepted an award on behalf of the Desert Assassins crew. They were instrumental in making sure everyone had a safe and fun trip.
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, baja bonanza
, colton udall
, danny laporte
, desert assassins
, dirt bike
, FMF racing
, geoff aaron
, jeremy mcgrath
, kurt caselli
, kyle redmond
, mike's sky ranch
, toyota trucks
, troy lee designs