2011 El Diablo Run Hot Bike

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West Coast Choppers El Diablo Swingarm


There’s one really thing about Mexico: its weeds out the weak. With all the about corruption, drug and mayhem, most people are shitless to venture south of the these days. Much of the is true—Mexico can be a dangerous place; but so can Los Angeles, and Baltimore.

It’s all self-awareness, self-reliance, and strength in Greasy guys on old motorcycles are targets for banditos. A big pack of dudes hauling … in daylight is even tougher to pin

Even though a little is part of the deal, so far, no one on the El Run has been kidnapped or died in a Mainstream media always a big stink about the dangers of and that’s just the way we like it.

we dreamed up the El Diablo Run (EDR) in our idea was to do a motorcycle ride had more in common with a trip than the parking lot meets modern runs become. For some people the EDR is a of fresh-built bikes. For others it is a big

For everyone brave enough to south, it’s like a family reunion with 200 nobody knew they

Via Con Diablo

The official jump-off for the EDR is Temecula, California, but plenty of from Phoenix, Vegas, San and NorCal start in their own and head south. The first ride is a study in contrasts: big elevation gains, pine at 4,000 feet, and full-on landscapes below sea level. into Mexico, the mayhem of town traffic can seem but it ends quickly and the highway is well marked and covered fairly fresh tarmac.

The Sea of and San Felipe greet Diablo 150 miles later. Two beachfront played host to this EDR. Kiki’s and Ruben’s hotel rooms for the softies, but 90 of Diablo Runners simply their bedrolls in one of the 40 or so elevated huts and slept under the

Accommodations for riders were of Biltwell this year, and if you on a motorcycle you could sleep for Free tacos and booze of 47 Industries, 831Enterprises, and Peligroso flowed for hours. And when the stuff dried up, guys into town for comida y with their amigos.

is on everyone’s mind when wake up Friday morning in San

The Circle of Death

Maintenance is on mind when they up Friday morning in San Felipe. maintenance if the Mexican roads their toll on your maintenance if your machine trouble-free. One of the few “official” events on the EDR is the de la Muerte, and this year’s dirt track throw-down in an construction site behind did not disappoint.

Several guys themselves up during outlaw and failed to get to the line at the 4 o’clock time. At 4:05 McGoo his T-shirt, and three kooks and I around the D-shaped dirt dodging rebar, cinder and each other in a no-holds-barred, four-lap … race. The this year ran clockwise to open primaries, but it didn’t because the starters comprised a a Dyna, an FXR, and a Triumph

Belts may not have been an but turning right sure After taking an early an old desert racer named low-sided his Scrambler in turn on lap one and this opened the door for and yours truly to dice for the I followed Jake tight for laps and even showed him a on the inside of turn four on the flag lap, but Jake me by inches at the old piece of carpet constituted the finish line.

a corny trophy presentation left the dirt field and got party on, with the smartest bedding down for Saturday’s across the Baja peninsula.

West Coast Choppers El Diablo Swingarm

Off to

Day three equals hangover, and a tough 150-mile ride San Felipe to Ensenada. Once 150 miles may sound like but aboard old bikes on rough every rider feels they dodged a bullet by the they pulled into the Villa Marina in Ensenada. Our friend Juan Carlos a fiesta with plenty of and carne asada.

For the next two days riders in local food, drink, and or worked on beat-down bikes. is different from San Felipe—less and more citified—so the vibe is The hotel parking lot in Ensenada was zero for Diablo Runners, and we 200 motorcycles on Saturday evening.

On morning several groups of LA- and San Diablo Runners could the border, so 50 or so pulled out before the EDR show. After a very judging process, McGoo the three winners of EDR bike prizes: Ryan from Big California, won the La Cucaracha award for his struggle with a beautiful but knucklehead.

Canadian Brian won In Show with his gorgeous swingarm shovel, and a young named Cassandra won the Iron award for riding solo San Francisco on a Sporty she inherited her grandfather. After another of last-minute wrenching, over-drinking, and dining, the remaining crew out in preparation for Monday’s assault on the US

How Do You Say “Chaos” in Spanish?

Baja One running north to Tijuana some of the most breathtaking of the Pacific Ocean any bikerider dream of. However, after on two-lane twisties for 75 miles, gets real when you hit Splitting lanes in TJ might two hours off your ride, but it can five years from life.

Vendors, handicapped jugglers, and street merchants between thousands of cars at the US checkpoint, and the whole scene for some hair-raising thrills on two Some Diablo Runners us the 15-minute dance of doom at the TJ is the most fun they’ve ever had on motorcycle. All we know is we’re home.

We’ve said it every since day one: the EDR isn’t for But for those who dig good times on two there really is nothing like it. The camaraderie of a little hardship, the gritty exotic of Mexico, and the fact that wasn’t a bit of vending or other biker … makes the El Run way more about the ride and the one meets along the way, and fact alone makes it worth the angst and heartache.**

West Coast Choppers El Diablo Swingarm
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