Skating and Boxing on Halloween: Doin' it Baja (Part 4/8)

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BILL BRYANT: Well, the old adage that we go by is, if you
have a chance to top off, top off.
And sometimes just because you can make it 150 miles on a
tank, you don't know if the gas station at the other end
of that 100 miles is really going to be open or
functioning, and we planned ahead for that.
Buy gas off the locals.
And I only see them every year or two or whatever, but
they're pretty consistently there.
It's probably the same guys-- probably has been forever.

KEEGAN SAUDER: At first when I actually heard that we had a
guide, I was kind of like, oh really?
We have a guide?
I think it could be pretty easy, but it's actually been
really good having those guys.
Because they've done this before, and you
might run out of gas.
BILL BRYANT: I was trying to get it all from one guy.
But there's two dudes that are splitting this territory, so
he doesn't want to cock block the other dude.
So we've made it more complicated.
ARTO SAARI: Well, we might be shit out of luck around here.
This might be the two only guys.
I think we'd fucking be in some severe trouble or
somewhere in the gutter if it wasn't for Bill.
I can't wait for your interview.
It's like, he's these fucking kooks, man.
These fucking monkeys think they're riding bikes and shit.
KYNAN TAIT: He seems like he has a pretty good tolerance.
I know he gets fed up having to wait for everyone, because
we do so much waiting at gas stations.
BILL BRYANT: I'm just kind of driven.
I want to get up early, I want to hit the road, I want to get
my miles done.
In case there's a problem, I want to be working on it in
the daylight.
And so guys would kind of do their own thing and some would
want to go faster and some slower and that kind of thing
and it complicates the movement.

HIME HERBERT: Yeah, he doesn't like waiting.
We did the other ride, he's be like OK, get your gas.
OK, let's go.

HEATH KIRCHART: I like riding by myself.
I like riding a motorcycle by myself.
I like being completely alone and doing whatever I want.
So I like to break off and be on my own.

KEEGAN SAUDER: He definitely has kind of the lone wolf kind
of air about him.
Just sitting off in the shade like, I've already got gas, I
was here a half hour ago, I'm ready.
He doesn't care if he rides 500 miles, I don't think.
He would just do it.
PATRICK O'DELL: Like honestly, if it was just me and Heath on
this trip, or if it was just Heath, turns where we went
into San Ignacio--
that wouldn't happen.

HEATH KIRCHART: I mean, it's gets from OK to epic as you
slowly get down closer to the bottom.
KEEGAN SAUDER: This is the closest thing to an oasis I
think I've ever seen, except for pictures of them in
"National Geographic." It only lasts for a few miles, and
then it's gone.
Pretty awesome little spot.

BILL BRYANT: True Baja, to me, really starts in San Ignacio.
It just feels like authentic Baja.
There's handpainted signs and things that look exactly like
they looked when I saw them 20 years ago.
And they probably look exactly like they looked 50 years ago.
KEEGAN SAUDER: At the end of September I just put two small
fractures near the toes.
Skating makes it sore, or doing too many doughnuts on
the motorcycle.
So the doctor said just keep trying to not do anything that
makes it hurt and you'll get better.

KEEGAN SAUDER: I'm sure I have at some point in person.

Oh, wait, OK.
We're going to go way back to 1994, when Foundation did a
demo in my hometown in Nelson, BC.
I saw him skate then.
He was probably 15.
He's sick.
Sick Kirchart.

Arto's actually kind a similar vibe to friends from Canada
and Australia that I've been on motorcycle trips with.

You know, that get in the water kind of attitude.
Just go for it.

Just trying to get as epic as possible at all times.

HIME HERBERT: I don't think we've ever ruined a more
ancient skate spot, which is kind of awesome.

ARTO SAARI: That's the local church.
Let's go have a look inside, see what they got.

ARTO SAARI: Not so much.
The ceilings looks pretty cool.
Must have been so hard to build.

HIME HERBERT: I had sex with a lot of hookers.
ARTO SAARI: Go on my child.
HIME HERBERT: And did tons of blow.
ARTO SAARI: Oh, it's all right.
Jesus forgives you--
ARTO SAARI: --for such things.
How much was the coke?
The hooker was expensive though.
ARTO SAARI: You probably got ripped off.
Just don't do it again.
HIME HERBERT: All right.
Hail Mary, full of grace?
ARTO SAARI: Hail Mary.

Jesus likes money.

KYNAN TAIT: He's in every corner of this place.

MALE SPEAKER: You see those kids dressed up?
There's going to be a party up here in a couple hours and
we'll be able to party with the locals.

KYNAN TAIT: San Ignacio was the first
legitimate camp spot.
And we showed up and it was just this dirt--

I don't know, just this dirt lot.

ARTO SAARI: Kind of looks a little bit
un-epic, if I must say.
Make your bed.
HIME HERBERT: This doesn't look like a campground.
BILL BRYANT: Dude, there was a massive hurricane here in
August, and all this has been flooded.
You're welcome to explore.
This is what there is.
I mean, I went to the other campground that he had picked
originally and there was no way you could get into it.
It was just palm trees and sand and rocks and stuff.
So this is kind of where we're at.

HARVEY FOSTER: Are those vultures or just birds?

MALE SPEAKER: Did you have any fun in town that night?
KYNAN TAIT: Yeah, it was pretty fun.
It was Halloween proper, I guess, and all the kids were
out trick or treating.

Man, that kid's cool.
HARVEY FOSTER: He's a kiddie.
A little kiddie.
How about these guys?


What'd she say?
Do you understand?

HARVEY FOSTER: Time to party, man.
How hard is it to party?
KYNAN TAIT: It was kind of a weird
scene in the town square.
There was like all these old guys sitting in these line of
chairs watching a boxing match on TV.
HARVEY FOSTER: Oh, there's boxing right here.
KYNAN TAIT: And 20 feet to the left of them were all of their
kids beating the shit out of each other with
boxing gloves on.

HARVEY FOSTER: He's got pipes.
Look at his muscles.
HEATH KIRCHART: Like when I saw that, I was like oh, we
need to get involved in this.
We need to become a part of this.

I haven't seen any young people this entire
trip, look at this.

Turns out you just got to box.
I need boxing gloves.
When I was there, I was like I want to be in this.
Because I was like I want to box, but I don't want to be
the guy that's like, I want to box.
But they just kind of like put the gloves on me.
I just don't want to fight that one guy.
No Carlos!

Too late!
Too late!
Who am I getting?


Is he making fun of me?

You got me.

MALE SPEAKER: What happened to your finger?
HEATH KIRCHART: No, he hit me in the nose.

HARVEY FOSTER: He's kicked the shit out of Carlos.
Do you guys remember when he was telling me to
fight the kid after?
I was like, what?
No, dude.
I'll actually get beat up.
There's going to be like all these kids beating us up.
That was pretty fun.
And we waited like two hours for our food.
But that was all right, because we all got drunk.
MALE SPEAKER: You held your own, man.
You had him going.
I thought I'd get knocked out.
MALE SPEAKER: You didn't get knocked down.
You stumbled one time, that was it.