opportunist love a brand new sawzall& de walt drill used Ounce in the back of a pick up truck in 7- 11 parking lot( yes mine grew leggs and sprinted away.....99% of thefts in baja are opportunistic in nature... very rarely are baja racers individually targeted. Back to the b500... it’s gonna be a good one... the course itself will be super challenging to those that make the trip.
So anyone been out prerunning yet?
Ricardo at Baja Sunrise ins has been able to insure a couple vehicles for me with declared value with receipts. One is a UTV.I travel to Mexico often and absolutely love it. I have never felt unsafe. We ran the B1000 2 years ago and felt comfortable with our security and had a blast with the people down there.
Having my race and support vehicles in a Vegas parking lot scares the heck out of me. So this is not about the people of Mexico.
I was recently in Tulum Mexico and the people were amazing. They were so happy we were there and so respectful. I think the people of Baja will be the same. So again this is not about thinking less of the people of Baja.
In the states I have all my gear insured for replacement value, can’t do that in Mexico.
I see a lot of people comparing risk in the states and I agree. Trouble is and can be anywhere. But again in the states I can protect myself and if stuff gets stolen I get a check from my insurance company.
Just wanted to be clear as it seems some think I am scared for no reason or that I think the people of Mexico are a problem. I am not scared and love the people of Baja. I am just analyzing my risk reward balance. Same reason I don’t drive a car that’s not insured in the states. It’s not worth the risk to me.
Most likely testing in plaster cityCan't comment on specific teams/people (because I don't know), but over the past week/weekend, I've seen several racer and pre-runner type vehicles, as well as the Fox truck and trailer traveling over Interstate 8 in the El Centro area and all the vehicles looked like they were coming from being well used in a desert area.