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Old 01-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
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17Jan2014 Baja

Another inmate and I spent a good part of 2013 planning a trip to Baja. We were planning to leave last October. Unfortunately for us and many others, the floods in northern Colorado plans had to be changed. Delayed by a few months, we are now down to the last days before departure. The extra time gave us an opportunity to refine our plan and load (googling more shit and buying more farkles). This will be my first chance to experience Baja. Obviously, I can't think of anything else right now, spending most of my work day looking at past and current Baja ride reports. Looking forward to post my own adventure.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:21 AM   #2
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yeah man, we were riding through there on the TAT when you guys had all that rain......wasn't much fun those days!

will be watching your RR, post up some pics of the bikes and the process of preparing, packing & etc. always good to lay out the RR with all the details and will give you something to do in the anxious last few days.

good luck!
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:03 AM   #3
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have fun and be sure to check out this developing TR. Looks to be a good one.

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:05 AM   #4
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Jealous! Have a great time!
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #5
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I will be watching for you.Crossing the border on jan20 headed to cabo for a week then back.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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I will be watching for you.Crossing the border on jan20 headed to cabo for a week then back.
We're crossing at Calexico Sunday. Staying in San Felipe Sunday night. Heading south Monday along Sea of Cortez as much as possible. We'll keep an eye out for you. 3 of us on 650s.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #7
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Just got home last weekend and as soon as I decompress I'll make an attempt at my very first ride report.[IMG][/IMG]


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Old 02-05-2014, 11:34 AM   #8
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Day 1

Denver to Phoenix. Most of the consisted of driving and googling Baja on our smartphones. We stopped in Phoenix instead of pushing on to a 1 am Calexico arrival.



Making sure our headsets are all synced and ready to go.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #9
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what bikes are you riding? Looks like a 650 Dakar and maybe a couple of Wee Stroms?

I'm planning my 2nd Baja trip in early/mid March, will be taking my Wee Strom this time, very interested in your report & what routes you took (we plan on staying on the Sea of Cortez side as well).
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:15 AM   #10
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what bikes are you riding? Looks like a 650 Dakar and maybe a couple of Wee Stroms?

I'm planning my 2nd Baja trip in early/mid March, will be taking my Wee Strom this time, very interested in your report & what routes you took (we plan on staying on the Sea of Cortez side as well).
I'm riding the BMW 650 Dakar. Matt on a KLR. Samuel is the one riding a VStrom.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:17 AM   #11
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Day 2 Still in Calexico

We drove the few hours from Phoenix to Calexico. We dropped off our gear at the hotel.

I'm on a call to my bank making sure that I will be able to use it in Mexico. Matt and Sam are sorting through their gear attempting to lighten their loads.

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Next we took the truck and trailer to a storage facility that charged by the day. It was only 400 meters from the boarder crossing.
While attempting to unload Matt discovered that a bolt was missing from his front caliper on the KLR. We packed a decent amount of extra nuts and bolts. However, they were back at the hotel with the rest of our gear.
Sam was next to unload so he went in search of a replacement. He returned with one he found at an auto store a few blocks north.


Spent the evening smoking cigars, drinking whiskey and making a few adjustments to the bikes.

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:23 AM   #12
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This will be my first chance to experience Baja
Had you been riding anywhere else in Mexico before this? My introduction to Mexico was two years ago and it was Baja. Only ten days but but got me hooked on Mexico. I've returned twice and logged another 7000 miles there. Don't worry if you have become addicted. It's OK.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:20 AM   #13
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Had you been riding anywhere else in Mexico before this? My introduction to Mexico was two years ago and it was Baja. Only ten days but but got me hooked on Mexico. I've returned twice and logged another 7000 miles there. Don't worry if you have become addicted. It's OK.
This was my first time ever in Mexico. I am hooked. Can't wait to go down again.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:53 AM   #14
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Day 3 Mexicali to San Felipe







Crossed the border with no problems. In all the excitement of starting the ride, I left my sunglasses on my tailbag and rode off. I did not realize until we got out of Mexicali that I wasn't wearing them. Oh well.

126 miles later we were in San Felipe. The main concern was to get there in time to see the Bronco's playoff game. We found it playing at Rosita's Restaurant on the malecon. Great food and we met a nice couple from California that had a winter home in San Felipe.

After the game we were off to Pete's Campground. A few minutes after we got our palapa this guy flew in and offered rides.


After the game we were off to Pete's Campground. A few minutes after we got our palapa this guy flew in and offered rides.





Matt took him up on his offer at the cost of $40 USD.






The restaurant at Pete's great food and drinks. They have wifi too.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:19 PM   #15
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Day 4 San Felipe to Bahia de Los Angeles


Watching the sun rise and drinking some coffee.









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