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Ultimate Baja Thumper Project – ca1978
Building the Ultimate Baja Bike 1970’s Style
My many confessions of guilty pleasures includes – history and motorcycles. Put the two together and you have a love of old moto rags. I just bought a box of these off Ebay. It is an absolute treasure chest of memorabilia. I have not even looked at all of them yet, but right off the top I have coverage of the 1973 Berkshire ISDT and various Baja races.
The late Ron Bishop shows up in both Baja and ISDT coverage. I have a story I need to write about Ron, but it hasn’t quite come together in my head yet.
Reading the first paragraph of this great Ron Griewe Baja bike build was like looking in the mirror. Those could be my exact words. How I have traveled down a crooked road to see my reflection in a 40 year old moto magazine I can only guess. But I felt I should share it with you. I have more to share too…..
So when you start talking of all the things your new 500exc needs to be Baja ready, think of where we are in time and how we got here. Doing a quick look at prices in 1978 dollars, this was about $14,000 bike build.