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Old 12-03-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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Driving a slow car fast on the deserted curvy highway going up and down the southern part of the Baja peninsula, is more fun than driving a fast car in the USA when encumbered by cops and slowpokes. I was regularly hitting 100-110 mph. All else being equal, I'd trade my fast street cars for fun, deserted cop-free roads.

It was a VW "Gol". I guess Spanish speakers can't pronounce an 'f' that comes after a consonant. Felt like a 1.4L motor or so. Half-decent handling feel despite tippy-toe ride height and tiny tires.

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Welcome to God's Country. Sounds like you had a blast.

(I miss the southwest...)

And it's not all Spanish speakers, just the west-coast Mexicans. Cubans can pronounce the "f" in Golf, though admittedly the "ou" gets chewed on a bit.
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Driving a slow car fast on the deserted curvy highway going up and down the southern part of the Baja peninsula, is more fun than driving a fast car in the USA when encumbered by cops and slowpokes.
Those same highways in the baja peninsula are stupid dangerous at night, especially during the running of the BAJA 1000. I think more people have died on the highways during the running of the BAJA 1000 then in the actual race.

And those same roads are miserable when in a box van heading to the airport after a long night of partying, at least from a passenger's point of view...
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Welcome to God's Country.
Did U2 name the song after it? I know the album it came from, Joshua Tree, is named after the same trees in the region.

I drove from San Jose Cabo to Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos, and La Paz. Stayed at a surfing resort south of Todos Santos.
The swim-with-the-whale-sharks thing in La Paz was very cool. When you see them live the size of em is shocking (12+ ft) One of em even bumped me in the *** while I was treading water ("Excuse me!")
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BTW the mouth of the whale shark reminded me of this, minus the lipstick:

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