it's a long shot, but.....
If anyone traveling to baja in the near future sees someone on an ugly, scuffed up grey cannondale H500, could you please punch them in the face and bring my baby back to the states for me. It was stolen a few miles up a dirt road in the Valley of the Cirios in between El Rosario and Catavina. I was stealth camped in some brush up a dry creekbed, but I guess my stealth wasn't so stealthy because when I got back from a 2 hour hike, my bike was gone and my tent was vandalized. It would cost me probably $1000 to replace everything that was taken or destroyed. It had schwalbe tires, fenders, trek panniers, etc., although I doubt any of that stuff is still on it. I didn't bother reporting it to the cops down there, mainly because it was 40 miles from the nearest town so it could be anywhere, and I haven't been impressed with mexican law enforcement from dealings in the past. I'd be willing to bet money it's the only one like it in mexico, and should be easy to recognize for any of you bike enthusiasts who travel that area. I know I'll probably never see it again, but you never know.
By the way, the pathetic 300 or so miles I rode in 6 days was the worst cycling tour of my life. The scenery was just getting good, the traffic was finally getting tolerable, but I wouldn't ride in baja again for all the money in the world. I still plan on seeing the rest of it eventually, but I'll do it in a 4wd instead of a bike.