Baja Adventure Riders

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

  1. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    Looks like @NSFW found his spot tracker :clap
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Haha. I have to buy it back. Home now. Spending the night in Santo Tomas made it faster to get home.

    Tried lane splitting at the border crossing wasn’t as easy. Too many peddlers and portable stalls in my way.

    Somehow 2 moto riders showed me the shortcuts. One is the off road version which I declined. The other one I don’t remember so many turns I got confused but it also worked.

    Don’t tell me no one in this forum know about the shortcuts. Hmmmm.
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  3. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    Question is do you know where your spot is now?:fpalm
  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    We know about the shortcuts, they are just difficult to explain. Somewhere there is a Mexicali map with the shortcuts drawn on it.
  5. Motobillb

    Motobillb NorCal Fastfar Riders (meetup.com)

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    Joel did you cross back at Tijuana or Tecate?


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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Tijuana Crossing

    Buen Viaje Bill.

    Still wearing it....:nod

    we need to go back and re-trace. thought it will show up on my spot tracking but too much gap in between pings.
  7. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer

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    GPS tarck log ?
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    no, my gps tracking was never on.

    think i will find it next time. 15 minutes to cross the border, unbelievable!
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    pictures from my solo ride to the tip of baja california, round trip total of 2400 miles in 9 days.

    heading south on the 5FW
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    handy to have a $1 bill rolled and stashed, makes paying the toll in a jiffy
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    i maybe solo, but never alone. here came across couple of old friends from my jeeping days
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    from the last storm
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    right before the bola turnoff, found gas but no one is around
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    trying to fit my budge to the local economy
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    i'm really getting cheap now
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    first night was spent just south of mulege. thanks to princess jamaica and wife for hosting and trusting a stranger.

    next morning, concepcion bay
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    baja may be poor but it's rich in beautiful landscapes
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    after 2 days, time to relax
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    more later
  10. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    The guy with barrel gasolina with the blue truck lives across the street. He'll come out if you honk, or you can stretch your legs and walk over to find him.
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  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    wish we could have gone with you Joel
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  12. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    It's info like this you can't buy anywhere. Need to jot this down on my Baja almanac.
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    As I was leaving the area, I saw someone from across the street was coming out of the house. I should turned around and inquired, as a consequence I lost a good hour looking for gas.


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  14. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    thanks for the pics Joel, getting me pumped for the post-Christmas run.
  15. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    I just got back from Baja last week.

    Had a hell of a time down there.
    Went to race and saw some amazing places i've never visited before.
    You can read my race report here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...00-here-we-come.1227012/page-18#post-33721814

    I'd been to San Ignacio back in 2010 but didn't have time to visit the Mission.
    Spent a couple hours hanging out there this time.
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    Amazing place with a ton of history.


    Another place i stopped at breiefly but must go back and spend some time si San Juanico (Scorpion Bay)
    This place was beautiful and the rights peel off for what seems like a half mile. I must Surf here some day!
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    Here's where you get gas in Scorpion Bay
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  16. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Los Angeles to Mulege in a day is pretty good time.
  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    same time next year B&C. let's ride together and stay with me. on the way home, thinking of taking the ferry at santa rosalia to mazatlan. come home via mainland mx

    weather should be great. temps last week was from 56 to 94. really hot inland and farther away from the pacific.

    sorry, jumped to the tip, should have included the 1st night in el rosario. baja cactus was full, luckily mama espi has a room on the ground floor. nice and clean room. baja cactus is newer and seems nicer, but to get to the rooms, one has to walk through narrow corridors, which is not that easy when hauling luggages.
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    view from my room
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    there were still plenty of daylight, had early dinner and took more pics
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    sad to read about the crash
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    here's where the bike went on reserve. i parked in the shade and waited for the baja1k support trucks to pull over so i can ask. inside the restaurant, there's gas on the last town i just passed. i turned around and rode conservatively. the AT will do 50 mpg, but the rate i was moving, it was 26 mpg.....:ricky
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    made it to the other town, and the guy with the truck has only 1 gal...WTP
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    anyway, that was enough to get me to jesusmaria after maintaining a decent speed. this guy would easily passed me.
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    and it was in jesusmaria where i lost (stolen?) my Spot Tracker. the way i have it clipped that on my backpack, it is impossible for it to come off. anyway, when i returned to pick it up, i showed this picture to the guy..yes you can run but can't hide, he asked for $, which i did.
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    last time we drove thru the agrarian checkpoint before guerero negro, we have to pay a fee. now, moto is free or always been free?
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    familiar arch in mulege. i was told and researched later that on the coast near mulege, it's the only time the mexican navy defeated the united states navy.
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    the end for me, the farthest reaching road south of the penninsula
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    mileage when i reached cabo, picture taken the next morning
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    before the trip, my rear tire already have 2k on it, but since i heard it last to 5k, didn't bother changing it before the trip.
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    though this is a holiday trip, i also use it to see how to budget my food expense for future planning. i figured $20 per day since i could not afford to indulge in steak, lobster, wine, etc.
    so here how it went, every food was less than $10.
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    what i saved on food, i spent it on the room.
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  19. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    Glad you had a good ride Joel....

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    Fess up...sure thats a not a Baja Bordello.
    :lol3

    Done the ferry thing. We rode down the east side of the gulf to Guaymas and crossed to Santa Rosalia .... Prefer the Penninsula by far. The mainland has a whole different vibe and felt like a different country.

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  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Tim. I have to do it, take the ferry across. Then decide to go south or back to the CA. Riding the AT seems that the distances are not that distant anymore. It eats up miles and drinks lots of gasoline; good thing it likes 87 octane.

    Wish I could find a riding partner. Anyway, too early to plan. December is better due to the cooler weather.