The Baja Burro ride that I will soon be on is a 7 day motorcycle ride making a large loop around the Baja Peninsula. The official start is in Tecate at the USA border. The thing about writing a blog, I discovered, is that it tends to get written and updated every now and then, mostly as a result of my travels. Another story already? But I just wrote one.
We’re starting our ride in the southwest border of the US of A; as we cross the border to Tecate Mexico the country now doesn’t look quite as big or majestic as it does on the otherside of the border.
Recently we learned on the news that not far from here there are thousands of Ukrainians waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana; immigration agents are letting them into the U.S. on humanitarian grounds. A growing tent city is also being set up by Tijuana officials.
I honestly plan on bringing a map of Europe and showing it to Mexican people to see if they’re as geographically challenged as back in my country.
Donde esta Ukraine, I would say, pointing to the map? Aqui! And they would get it right. Possibly because of Chernobyl and the current war with the “Russos”.
How much do anyone of us really know about Mexico and for that matter, the only planet that we’re ever going to live on?
“Poor young grandson, there’s nothing I can say
You’ll have to learn, just like me
And that’s the hardest way”
So why is beer one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world? And why do people like beer?I’m planning on a Tecate beer tour and hopefully will investigate and find out why.
All flavors can be categorized into five different groups – sweet, sour, salty, savory and bitter. Beer and coffee sit squarely into that final group. The cells in your taste buds respond to these different types of flavors. They send back messages to your brain stem via your nerves, telling it what you’re consuming. Last night at dinner the little woman said to me that that wine margarita you are having doesn’t pair well with that meal I just made you. I’m practicing for my Baja Burro ride, I replied “. Oh, then I guess that’s ok then?
In other words – beer can make you feel good, even when there’s no alcohol involved. But as with the bitter taste, it seems that genetics have a part to play here. I’m also glad that I didn’t get that gene.
Ooh, la la, oooh, la, la, Yeah.”
Of all the people signed up for the beer tour at noon on Friday I will likely be the only one riding a motorcycle and over the age of sixty. Did Elvis ever get to visit here? The poor guy till the end of his career was so burned out by sex, drugs and alcohol that his only fans were now old people.
Someone once asked the question; which is worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored? And which one are you?
I still don’t understand how geologists can take a look at a layer of rock and tell you how old the rock is. So I decided recently that a portion of my ride should always go to finding answers to alot of outstandingly dumb and stupid questions. The beer garden is my first attempt.
Newton’s law, if you are not yet familiar explains so many things— it explains how the ocean does its thing with the tides, the way that the planets trace a particular trajectory and even why when SpaceX got flung into space the planet just kept spinning and doing their thing at hundreds of millions of miles per hour.
It also sometimes bothers me that on a motorcycle ride like this one where we cover roughly 1600 miles in a weeks time; what do people really remember? The scrawny Baja dogs, the taco stand, that one near miss with a ?
There is still allot more to write about and so much emptiness out Baja way vs the rules riddled US highways and byways. You ride through this little Baja town and the next place may just look like the previous town. Only my job is to find out why; in my head, sort out the differences before arriving at the next town, at xx kilometers per hour. It’s not as easy as I may make it look.
Ooh, la la, oooh, la, la, Yeah.”
Day 1 – Tecate to San Quintin
Tecate is best known outside of metropolitan San Diego–Tijuana for Tecate beer. Tecate beer is one of the most popular beers in Mexico.
History of Tecate goes here: The town of Tecate has a short and not very successful life. The original settlers intended to cash in on the river trade that passed by, but in fact the river trade did just that—passed by—and the town never prospered.
This dish is what I know Tecate for.
Heineken acquired Tecate, along with Dos Equis and Sol, in 2010.
Something about Yoda Roberto goes here!!!!
Something about Joey goes here!
And why Motorcycle Riders just simply don’t feel pain goes here!
That little voice in your head that tells you not to do something because it’s too fast, and maybe a bit foolish, and will hurt like hell, and maybe for the rest of your life, somebody will have to cut up your food for you; that inner voice just doesn’t seem to me to resonate or to speak to (them) like it does to you and me.
Like most motorcycle riders on this ride that I already know, especially GPSKEVIN – they are practically indestructible. There are only three things that can probably kill them and two are old age and lightning.
And that my friends is all that I now have written for version 1.0 of this motorcycle ride that is yet but, a mere week away.
See you south of the border!