Baja Adventure Riders

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by bigtodd, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Chup

    Chup Namaste...Bitches

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    I think this is the road to Los Planes from La Paz

    Bajanomad is covering this here --> Link
  2. desertdaves

    desertdaves DesertDave

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    I think one is just South of Mulege, and I think the other one is the road to Catavina (? spelling)
  3. desertdaves

    desertdaves DesertDave

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    I checked some of my old pics, Chup is correct. Sorry about that
  4. doug-y-doug

    doug-y-doug Adventurer

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    We could ride compadre trail from Tecate to Ojos Negros, and then Highway 3 to 5 to San Felipe on day 1 if we start early enough. If you want to cover more distance, we could go all highway all the way down to say, Gonzaga Bay. Any chance you could get a third day?
  5. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    Sheez.. must be nice. I don't have that much time in the vacation bank. It would be good to meet up somewhere if our paths cross.

    Might be able to do a third day. Have to check. I was thinking a bit more dirt, a bit less tarmac... but that depends on what kind of bike you have and your skill level. I have a WR450f that rips the desert, but not so hot on loooong hwy riding (geared all wrong).. or my DR650 which is fine on the hwy (if decided to take that route) but a little limited on desert washboards. (ie.. pig).
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  6. doug-y-doug

    doug-y-doug Adventurer

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    Cool. Yep, I prefer dirt. I'll be on an Africa Twin.
  7. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    Made these from files I found on gpxchange. Said they were 'adventure bike friendly'.. idk. Maybe someone that knows the areas can give us some input. There's a couple of other guys that might want to go w/ us.

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  8. doug-y-doug

    doug-y-doug Adventurer

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    I've been on the first part of the Tecate to San Felipe down to Highway 3. Very adv bike friendly. Those routes are pretty failproof. If it ends up taking much longer than expected on the way down, it's always easy to jump back on the highway for the way up.
  9. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Viva Lost Wages!
    So sad to hear of the passing of Arnie Fry.

    Riding up to Mike's Sky Rancho to meet up with @bigtodd and crew this past December was great. Spent the night laughing hard and enjoying the company.



  10. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    That sucks, sorry to hear. Condolences.
  11. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    Super bummed to hear about Arnie! What a great frickin' guy! I'll cherish the times I had when riding with him (especially in Baja)!

    Condolences to his family!!! Race in peace!!!

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  12. SpongeRob

    SpongeRob Been here awhile

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    Wow. Sorry to hear :( RIP
  13. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    OMG, i have no words other than god speed Arnie, luv you man!!!!!!!! Our October ride will be a memorial ride for you brother! FUK!!!!!!!!
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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Sad to hear we lost a great guy. He'll be remembered.

    My deepest sympathy to Arnie's family and love ones.

    Anyone who knows about a forthcoming service, please let us know.


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  15. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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  16. PERRO-FROM-HELL

    PERRO-FROM-HELL Life is good

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    Ride in Paradise my friend!!!!!
    I had a great time riding with him on our trip to Baja a couple of months ago to watch the Norra Race.

    Condolences to his family

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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    one of my fondest memory of arnie (and ashley) when he won the mosko bag at the 2017DVNR.
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  18. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    :( Arnie was a good dude....lots of sadness also on the SDAR site....
    just proof that the way you are remembered says a lot about the way you lived.
    RIP Afry
  19. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Vaya con Dios mi amigo ... truly lost a brother

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  20. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Extremely sad and bummed to hear about the passing of Arnie. The happiness and excitement that he brought to every ride could not be beat. And his sense of humor....he was the prime example of a saying one of my friends and I have, that some of the most fun people to be around are older motorcycle dudes.

    Arnie showed me a lot of what Baja has to offer, which is endless.

    From my first ride in Baja, Arnie is all smiles going into a late evening start of the Simpson Trail outside of Mike's Sky Ranch.
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    He was confident that Mike's was just a brisk ride over the hill.....
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    But then the real challenges started. This must be the only photo in the world where Arnie is not smiling!!!!!
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    But he was never more then 1 beer away from a shit eating grin!!!!
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    Arnie's favorite past time, churning up the desert on a 950 Super Enduro! Here he is blasting out of Saline Valley.
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    Another great ride with Arnie, this one from Chloride Cliffs from 2015 DVNR.
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    One of my favorite photos, catching the sunset at Coyote Cal's in Baja!
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    Ride in peace Arnie, whenever I see the clouds churning I'll know someone is ripping around above on an SE!