I had always heard about the Baja 1000 off-road race, but knew very little other than the fact that it took place in Mexico and covered about 1,000 miles. I'm a city girl, and off-roading has never been my forte. I'll take a Mustang over an F-150, or a Corvette over an Avalanche. ATVs? As foreign to me as Indian cars. So I was a good pick to cover the race in November 2007 from a novice's perspective.