Border to Border ... along the Border

blueboy

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Really well written. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. And gives much more confidence on driving a RRC into remote areas! Nothing like long trips with a bow-wow or 2 in my case.
 

javelinadave

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Right thru my neighborhood and you didn't knock on my door. Nice documentation and Rex Maughan was our next-door neighbor when I was in high school. He has come a long way since then.
 

pmatusov

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Right thru my neighborhood and you didn't knock on my door. Nice documentation and Rex Maughan was our next-door neighbor when I was in high school. He has come a long way since then.
Dave - sorry, it was getting late and we had to hammer it home.
Wish I knew more about Maughan!
 

Nick&Nora

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Fantastic write up of what must have been a great trip. Among many beautiful photos, #2 in post 14 is awesome. And is that a Leica in hand in the the second photo in post 2? If so, it probably belongs in the Very Best thread, although the most important tool for a photographer is between the ears.

Thanks for a great read.
 

chris snell

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Fantastic write up of what must have been a great trip. Among many beautiful photos, #2 in post 14 is awesome. And is that a Leica in hand in the the second photo in post 2? If so, it probably belongs in the Very Best thread, although the most important tool for a photographer is between the ears.

Thanks for a great read.

Good eye. That's my Leica M10.
 

pmatusov

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Great read and totally impressed that you didn’t have any break downs.
Funny you should mention it. On most trips, I fret over my truck's behavior- listen to all noises, and whatnot. When we went to Baja California last year, I detected a rattling noise from the engine, and was obsessed with it for a while.
This trip - aside from 9-10 mpg, nothing bothered me. Everything worked.
Chris - the cha-cha-cha stereo is also in order, without any action on my part.
 

chris snell

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Peter has a thing for cheap Chinese stereos and ham radios. You can get a Pioneer head unit online for $100 (or Facebook Marketplace for $20) that will work every time, with easy to use menus, or a you can buy a Chinese-made Chachacha brand stereo designed for Tijuana taxi drivers that has an extremely bright LED backlight that cycles through the rainbow (and cannot be disabled) and the most indecipherable, inflexible, and useless user interface for $80 and Peter will buy the Chachacha brand every time.
 

Tbaumer

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Informative. detailed, interesting, with great pictures! The blue print for a memorable trip report. Thanks for sharing this.
 

pmatusov

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Peter has a thing for cheap Chinese stereos and ham radios. You can get a Pioneer head unit online for $100 (or Facebook Marketplace for $20) that will work every time, with easy to use menus, or a you can buy a Chinese-made Chachacha brand stereo designed for Tijuana taxi drivers that has an extremely bright LED backlight that cycles through the rainbow (and cannot be disabled) and the most indecipherable, inflexible, and useless user interface for $80 and Peter will buy the Chachacha brand every time.
Chris, let's be realistic :)
Any Pioneer head unit is just another cha-cha-cha. Just didn't have time to get and install the Continental head unit before the trip.
... and all my ham radios are Yaesu (except for one Kenwood).
 
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