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Give is a follow on Instagram and Facebook @dietrichbittnerracing as we progress our journey to La Paz in November.

We are racing my 2007 grizzly over 1200 miles in 30 hours across the Mexican desert.


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That's insane good luck!!
 

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Awesome!!
 

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Sounds like a good time
 

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Good luck and be safe!
 

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YOU ARE THE MAN! I don't Instagram, nor do I Facebook, however I'll be cheering for you to pop the champagne on the podium. I can probably slap a few bearings, bushings, and whatnot in and join you, ha. I don't think I could make 1,200 miles on full throttle, that's crazy. I nearly needed psychotic help after riding 455 miles in 18 hours with Ridgway, I was coming unglued and all he did was laugh at me, ha. You've been there, however there shouldn't be water on this ride.
Go kick ass and make us proud.
 

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YOU ARE THE MAN! I don't Instagram, nor do I Facebook, however I'll be cheering for you to pop the champagne on the podium. I can probably slap a few bearings, bushings, and whatnot in and join you, ha. I don't think I could make 1,200 miles on full throttle, that's crazy. I nearly needed psychotic help after riding 455 miles in 18 hours with Ridgway, I was coming unglued and all he did was laugh at me, ha. You've been there, however there shouldn't be water on this ride.
Go kick ass and make us proud.
My Co-pilot was the one that swamped his bike in Moab. Who would figure that we go to a desert and find water deep enough to swamp a bike. I am hoping we do not find to much water in Baja. Although a little rain would not hurt to keep the dust down.

We are pretty jacked. It will be our most extreme adventure yet and the most miles I have put on in a day ever.
 

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Be safe, have fun, and enjoy the moment. when really fatigued, my timing gets a little slower, pay attention to what's going on in your head and body. But mostly have a blast.
 

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My buddy ran it with Mike Penland a couple years ago on a highly modified Outlander XXC. He said it was built for speed with taller gearing and everything. They ran it in legs. He said Mike Swift ran the whole thing by himself that year. Best of luck! Its one hell of a race.
 

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I've been wondering what Loud has been up to.
It seems he's been building a snorkeled desert racing Griz., removing the muskeg flotation tires for the cactus grinding sand tires.
This is going to be a great story to follow, and I can't wait for the final chapter.
Hammer did the big one day ride and 972 miles in a week above 8000 ft. while turning a jeep back over to it's tires, rescuing two people from a R.Z.R hanging in a tree and returning to locate lost gear on the trail, but 1200 miles in 30 hours will take the G.C. high mark.
I remember the conversation with Hammer at the 300 mile mark on the long day ride, but can't imagine what will be said at the 800 mile mark on the Baja ride with a few hundred more miles to go.
I can't say 'Be Safe' as being safe won't get the job done, but after riding with you in Moab I know you'll have the Grizz in top condition.
Ride with caution and accept God's guidance to arrive at the finish line with memories for the rest of your life.
And don't forget, 'We Like Pictures'!
 

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Good luck Tristan keep it rubberside down. Hope you have your Wolfsnout dust mask handy lol


Cheer Werner
 

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Good luck Tristan keep it rubberside down. Hope you have your Wolfsnout dust mask handy lol


Cheer Werner

Sure do. I have a couple of them and some goggles as well.
 

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Some pics from the Baja.

We ended up only making it 900.3 miles according to Score. We had a major mechanical failure right at Baja Pits 18 fuel stop. Lost compression from what appears to be a broken valve spring. Overall the most fun time I have ever had behind handlebars. We were actually on pace for a 3rd place finish but just had setback after setback. Broke an a arm 30 miles in and had to drive with it to mile 130 where BF Goodrich had welders and fabricators on hand to get us back running. Into the second night I had a moral dilemma as I saw people stranded in the desert and could not leave people out there. So I towed out my fair share of trophy trucks, buggies and dirtbikes. This put us so far out of the race it just became a fantastic ride at that point. I got to chase down trophy trucks, air out for the fans and got to my roots with a water wheelie across a river for the fans. Absolutely fantastic.

Oh and helped team Honda offroad get to second place by getting them unstuck. This was for the truck division.

Be sure to give us a like and a share on facebook and Instagram. I am currently giving away a 22" light bar.
 

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Great job Tristan. Finish or not life changing experience I'm sure.Great photos.
Wish I would have had the time to come be a part of your support team, would have been great. You can check that one of the bucket list now. Great stories to tell your kids and grand kids some day


Would you do it again ? Maybe next time on a PoPo 1000 ? Lol. Even the old faithful Yamaha have there breaking points. Grueling race I'm sure


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