The BAJA 1000 is a highly addictive activity to the many people who chase it year in and year out. You know it’s not good for you, it can definitely kill you, it costs a small fortune, and yet you find yourself doing it every chance you get. I am no exception, and the drug they call BAJA has me hooked like no other. 2012 marked my 12th straight year racing the entire SCORE BAJA series. Prepping and planning for November’s BAJA 1000 takes over my mind, body and sole for at least 6 to 8 weeks each year. The race of 2012 was the big one, racing from Ensenada to La Paz, more that 1100 actual race miles.  As with every previous BAJA race, this years event was filled with its ups and downs. Thousands upon thousands of dollars spent on building the perfect bike, weeks spent pre running the course, yet you still can never tell what the BAJA will throw your way. Unfortunately you can’t win them all, but that is why we call it racing. Even after everything and anything that could go wrong, did, my wife, my teammates and I, couldn’t imagine being anywhere else next November.

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