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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By jonz
I just did something like you're talking about...

I just did something like you're talking about for the way down. Crossed at Douglas, AZ/Agua Prieta and stayed in the mountains down to Durango. Then west on the 40 libre (Espinazo del Diablo) to...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By jonz
I'd imagine mosquitoes will be the worst threat...

I'd imagine mosquitoes will be the worst threat that time of year.
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By jonz
Wish i'd know it was possible when I was there. ...

Wish i'd know it was possible when I was there. Check out this report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24343639&postcount=17
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By jonz
For a summer trip, I'd go to Colorado and stay as...

For a summer trip, I'd go to Colorado and stay as high as possible. Just look for squiggly lines. Nevada will be hot, especially as you work your way south. If I had to go that way, I'd head for...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
I left my truck parked in the lot in Tecate a few...

I left my truck parked in the lot in Tecate a few years ago. It was fine. Friends have used it and had no problems. I think it backs right up against the Border Patrol office.

If you want to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By jonz
I pass by there several times a year on my...

I pass by there several times a year on my south/north and north/south migrations between SoCal and Montana. They were open last year every time I passed through. I don't stop in as my gas stop...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
I had a tube patched in the same or similar...

I had a tube patched in the same or similar manner in Baja, and the patch never came off. FWIW
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By jonz
They are awesome and I look forward to my...

They are awesome and I look forward to my northern migration in a week or so because then they'll be in my neighborhood. :clap :clap :clap Or I'll be in their neighborhood. Earth would be a less...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By jonz
Not an expert but here's what I've found and/or...

Not an expert but here's what I've found and/or read. For one, the NPS recommends staying 25 yards from bison but says 100 yards for bears. There are lots more bison than bears. I see bison all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By jonz
I haven't ridden 97 in years but when I did, it...

I haven't ridden 97 in years but when I did, it was posted at 55. I-5 will be a faster ride and I don't recall 97 being anything special anyway.

I-5 is only horrible south of Lake Shasta. It's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By jonz
License not required for trails. but sometimes...

License not required for trails. but sometimes the difference between a "trail" and road can be difficult to discern. Forest service roads and dedicated county roads = driver's license required.
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By jonz
Or there is a campground at the bottom before Red...

Or there is a campground at the bottom before Red Lodge if you want to camp. Definitely, Beartooth Pass is a must ride
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By jonz
I'm guessing we took around 4 hours +/- 30...

I'm guessing we took around 4 hours +/- 30 minutes. I'm not sure because we didn't go that way but if you follow jimmex's recommendation, I think you'll be able to see the spectacular bridge on 40D....
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By jonz
I'd leave Vegas and head north along the west...

I'd leave Vegas and head north along the west side of Lake Mead. Get back to I15 by riding through the Valley of Fire State Park. North on I15 through the Virgen River Gorge. You can cut east either...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By jonz
Here's one way to leave that I ride a few times a...

Here's one way to leave that I ride a few times a year. Head west out of town on Hwy 20 which switches to southwest. If it's lunch time, stop at the Trout Hunter in Island Park for lunch and views...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,972
Posted By jonz
I went to my local training area and talked with...

I went to my local training area and talked with the owners for the day. They mentioned that once you apply, you have to "complete" the application process within 6 months. What portions of the...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By jonz
The free or libre 40 is a blast and almost no one...

The free or libre 40 is a blast and almost no one is using it. And the pavement is in amazing condition. I highly recommend it and just rode it about a week ago. It was one of the highlights of my...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
New to me cell phone info Mexico

I have used my Verizon cell phone while traveling in Mexico for occasional photos, controlling my GoPro 3+, and occasionally logging onto the internet via wifi for years. Before this year, it has...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
I just rode through there last week. No problems...

I just rode through there last week. No problems seen or reported in the area. I'm more cautious than many in this thread (for instance, I'm not going to ride down into Copper Canyon soon). Also, I...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,524
Posted By jonz
Canceled my TVIP yesterday in Mexicali

Howdy gang,
Last year, I got a TVIP in Mexicali and canceled it in Agua Prieta. This year, I reversed the process and got the TVIP in Agua Prieta and canceled it in Mexicali. To repeat, you get...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By jonz
If you're looking for easy dirt, the Great Divide...

If you're looking for easy dirt, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (commonly called the Continental Divide Ride) leaves from near there.
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
Maxvert and I are doing your route in reverse -...

Maxvert and I are doing your route in reverse - just arrived in Mazatlan this afternoon. We heartily agree about Dur44. That amazing ribbon of heavenly concrete has velcro traction. Rode the 40 libre...
Forum: Americas 03-07-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
Checking in from rainy Creel

Howdy gang,
A couple observations from the road.
1) The bacanora at Turkeycreek's place has a great initial flavor with a slight lighter fluid aftertaste. Further taste trials are required
2)...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By jonz
+ whatever on changing the tire before you leave....

+ whatever on changing the tire before you leave. It's surprisingly hard to find a tire in Baja. Lots of choice above the border. While you can probably find a tire in La Paz or Cabo, it may not...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 41,891
Posted By jonz
I run Stans in my mtb tires and it works great. ...

I run Stans in my mtb tires and it works great. When I stayed in the desert for the summer, the Stans only lasted about 3 months. Now that I leave the desert for the worst of the heat, it lasts 6...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,306
Posted By jonz
I used a bivy sac for years without the pole but...

I used a bivy sac for years without the pole but only occasionally pulled it over my head due to snow or rain. Those can be had for $100 +/- . I carried a 5 oz mosquito net and could add that for...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
I'm riding the cool mountain roads southbound...

I'm riding the cool mountain roads southbound next week to Mazatlan. Then I'm faced with the ride back up 15. It's funny you mention Mocorito as I was just talking with my gardener today and his...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,406
Posted By jonz
:ear :ear :ear :deal

:ear :ear :ear

:deal
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,306
Posted By jonz
Check out the Pacific Crest Trail hikers forums...

Check out the Pacific Crest Trail hikers forums as some of those guys and gals get their base pack weights well under 20 lbs. And that's for hiking for months away from resupply options. Ray...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,406
Posted By jonz
Interesting report. Can't wait for the rest

Interesting report. Can't wait for the rest
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By jonz
It kind of depends on how many hours a day you...

It kind of depends on how many hours a day you ride. A few hours a day or less and you can get away with anything. More time, I'd suggest cycling shorts with a synthetic chamois. Two pairs is...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
Hmmmm. "Less interesting" depends on what you're...

Hmmmm. "Less interesting" depends on what you're interested in. I love the wide open spaces of Baja and the other-world feeling the bizarre cacti of the Vizcaino desert gives to the place. Camping...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,972
Posted By jonz
Sounds like it's time to contact my local group...

Sounds like it's time to contact my local group again. I talked with the owner a month ago about the new curriculum and he said call back in awhile.
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
The road to Coco's corner is off to the right. ...

The road to Coco's corner is off to the right. This dirt area is what will be the prolongation of the new road. It's still the same rocky, packed dirt road it has always been. Sorry for any...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28,079
Views: 2,402,032
Posted By jonz
Great pavement for 100+ miles and then 25 miles...

Great pavement for 100+ miles and then 25 miles or so of rocky dirt road. Here's the end of the pavement looking south towards Coco' Corner:...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
Posted By jonz
I've noticed a hand painted sign in the area in...

I've noticed a hand painted sign in the area in the past but I was never sure where it was, or whether the place was still in business. Good to know and an economical alternative.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-20-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,768
Posted By jonz
Aren't you at the center of the universe when it...

Aren't you at the center of the universe when it comes to cross country skiing? Can't get a better exercise than that. Back country skiing is good - ski up and the reward is a fun ski down. With...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,801
Posted By jonz
bummer

I had to get a steroid shot in my elbow today for tendonitis. I asked the Doctor if I could go dirt bike riding tomorrow and he made an ugly face, and asked me to wait a few days. :cry You guys...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 115,838
Posted By jonz
I'm not saying brake lights are a bad idea, just...

I'm not saying brake lights are a bad idea, just that they're not required. Here's the link to the form:

http://www.mtvehicles.com/files/inspection_motorcycle_mv70.pdf

The exact wording for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 115,838
Posted By jonz
I have an XCW as well and plan on adding a street...

I have an XCW as well and plan on adding a street plate to it as well this spring/summer. If you read the list on the form MV70 closely, you don't need turn signals or brake lights (you do need a...
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