Baja both directions, off road & unsupported for nearly a month on a Beta 525

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by climberevan, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. cavebiker

    cavebiker Old School Adventurer

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    Great stuff:clap
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  2. climberevan

    climberevan planning the next journey

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    Re: Agua Verde. I don't know why it has that name; no particularly green water was evident. Perhaps it's because the valley it's in is very green compared with the surrounding areas... I was not the only one camped on that beach: the Germans with their giant truck were about 150 feet away. We were it, though.

    I woke early on my beach camp, and went for a short run. The body was getting soft from too much moto & not enough running! I found a trail, an oasis, and an amazing overlook

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    Actually, looking at these pictures again I guess I can understand why it's called Agua Verde. What an amazing spot!
    From AV I headed back inland and onto some of the same roads I'd traversed on the way south. Scenery, of course, was stupendous.

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    I had to ride a bit of pavement into Loreto, but it was a VERY fun road--nearly continuous curves almost all the way to town, where I found some pollo rostizado.

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    Then I headed north on the pavement again (arggh!) with the Peninsula Concepcion in my sights. I'd wanted to ride along it for years, and today the timing was right to camp there as well. I rode over to the E side & checked out some of the gorgeous secluded coves, and then posted up on a broad beach looking across the bay. I was definitely very much alone on this beach, with not a soul for miles.

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    I didn't make it all the way along the peninsula because it looked like it would be kind of more of the same, and it would be an out-and-back. I'd found what I came for, and had a very peaceful night.

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  3. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    If you get up above you can see the color at Auga Verde. I dont know how to get the video off of FB do this is all you get!
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  4. liv2day

    liv2day Been here awhile

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    Hell yeah man, that’s an incredible camp spot! Fantastic shots of AV and the scenery from your run. What a killer day to be out riding, thanks for the update :thumb
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  5. mx813

    mx813 Been here awhile

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    Now that looks nice!

    Good choice in helmet... I have the same one. Super light (same as an Airoh) with low neck fatigue. Tends to run hot on me though...but the lightness is a huge trade-off.
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  6. MarcoFrappa

    MarcoFrappa n00b

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    Very Very big adventure!:bubba
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  7. pepetrueba

    pepetrueba PEPEBAJA

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    Excellent and well done trip :)
    How do you like the Goldentyre Fatty front on your Beta?
    Did you have to readjust front end to compensate for a taller and wider front tire?
    Looks like you made a perfect setup for no truck backup and totally self sustained ride. Congrats!!
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  8. 2002maniac

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    Awesome report! I got food poisoning at that chicken place in Loreto. LOL!
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  9. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    Kept you regular did it?
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  10. miguelitro

    miguelitro Chuchaki

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    I've been just about everywhere in baja and apparently so have you!
    Great ride report so far,

    Mike
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  11. climberevan

    climberevan planning the next journey

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    I've been using the Fatty tires on my enduro bikes for a few years now, and really like them. The traction is absurd, and they wear well. I haven't found a downside. EXCEPT: on the "DST" "Desert" 4-ply model, which I believe is now discontinued, the side knobs tear off in rocky terrain. I actually stole John's tire in La Paz because he had the regular one and I had the DST one, which I incorrectly assumed would be more durable for desert riding. The regular one is in good enough shape after 3000mi that I'm going to keep running it for a while longer. Shinko apparently now sells the exact same tire under their brand for way less $ than GoldenTyre...

    I've been refining my enduro motocamping setup for the past several years, and am very happy with it now. There are a couple of things I'll change for future trips which will show up in a couple of days... Self sustained is the way to go!
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