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Old 11-06-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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Baja in January

Myself and three friends are heading to Baja in the middle of January. Only one of us has been there before so I am looking for suggestions for a loop to do that will take 5-7 days. We plan on trailering the bikes to SoCal and then riding from there. On and off road but as much off-road as possible. Two will be on F800gs, one on a wee strom and the fourth I am not sure of.

I know a lot of you have been down there before. Any suggestions or things that must be seen/done?

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Old 11-06-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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The San Felipe Baja 250 has been moved up to January this year -I'll be down there.
And drinking like a fish at the tittie bars.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:36 PM   #3
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The San Felipe Baja 250 has been moved up to January this year -I'll be down there.
And drinking like a fish at the tittie bars.
Will you have any weed?
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
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Will you have any weed?
Lol no. A friend or two I travel with will though. They're the engineers lol...
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
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Find this gem.

It is between Catavina and Bahia de los Angeles.
Thank me later.

Oops, I dont think the strom will make it, sorry.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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Myself and three friends are heading to Baja in the middle of January. Only one of us has been there before so I am looking for suggestions for a loop to do that will take 5-7 days. We plan on trailering the bikes to SoCal and then riding from there. On and off road but as much off-road as possible. Two will be on F800gs, one on a wee strom and the fourth I am not sure of.

I know a lot of you have been down there before. Any suggestions or things that must be seen/done?

Thanks
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:49 PM   #8
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Find this gem.

It is between Catavina and Bahia de los Angeles.
Thank me later.

Oops, I dont think the strom will make it, sorry.
22 day trail aka cactus trail?
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:12 PM   #9
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22 day trail aka cactus trail?
Dusty bro
bill nichols single track
indian head
hole in the rock
hole in the wall
what ever it is pretty damn cool
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:05 AM   #10
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Dusty bro
bill nichols single track
indian head
hole in the rock
hole in the wall
what ever it is pretty damn cool
yup...no rear brakes on that trail made it interesting using a lot of body english to avoid the cactus
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #11
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Window Rock Trail.. done it both ways.. No the strom isnt going that way.

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It is between Catavina and Bahia de los Angeles.
Thank me later.

Oops, I dont think the strom will make it, sorry.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:17 PM   #12
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This was in the vicinity at times.. thats chapala dry lake..

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Old 11-07-2014, 02:19 PM   #13
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Love hearing all the stories but still looking for suggestions for a 5-7 day loop through baja on the bigger bikes. Prefer not spending all our time on asphalt.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:50 PM   #14
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You camping or motels? I assume motels, is better for big bikes, less load.

If only 5 days that means 2 days down, 2 back, 1 day somewhere fixing flats or welding something back on, hopefully in a place with fria cervesas. The wee strom will limit where you can go off-pavement this year because of damage by hurricane Odile to rancho roads that cross the escarpment mountain ranges. Consider off road down, burn hwy 1 back, esp if weather chooses to not cooperate. Or burn down hwy 1 for all day to Catavina or G Negro, is long, but gets you down into the "real" baja.

In 2 days you can go Tecate thru the mountains by Laguna Hanson (if its dry, I have been snowed on there) to San Felipe or Gonzaga, then day 2 to Bahia de Los Angeles or on through to G Negro via thru El Arco. Do not drive at night, the risks go way up, days are short in Jan. From G Negro area you could do numerous day out/back trips E/W/S, paved to impassable dirt/mud. Again, inquire local, "es camino terraceria go/no go por moto?"

The pacific side loop from that neighborhood is a lot tougher, takes more range and experience, I only do that ride on a 600 single with knobs and big tank/extra gas/food/water.

If 7 days then possible to get down to the middle of the gulf side, Bahia de Conception and poke around. I was there cleaning up after Odile and could get no info on any of the back roads over the mtns to the Pacific, which means no one had come through, meaning the roads were damaged to the point that mules/burros become the only way to get around.

Since then I have heard that the only road west after the storm was impassible even by moto. That was a month ago, it may be dozed open now, but you have to ask. Its 70+ miles, some of it was tough last year, this year I expect to find heavy damage and mucho miles of arroyo rocka riding, no bueno on a grande moto.

The road over to San Juanico just north of Loreto is open, I used 4WD for the steep/rocky parts last year, it will be open, its part of the baja 1000 course this year.

No idea on the back way in to Mikes Sky Ranch. It was hammered bad before, you'll have to ask local or go in from the north. The road up to rancho Meling is a great dualsport road, one of my fav places to stay too.

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Old 11-07-2014, 02:53 PM   #15
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I was hoping you would chime in. Are you back in town?
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