Baja Highway 5 Puertecitos and beyond pavement updates...

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  1. clarkkent14

    clarkkent14 The Midnight Writer

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    pavement progress puertecitos +

    The latest I can find as of 10/2010: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/42515615#comment |
    <ABBR class=latitude title=30.134977>30° 8' 5.92" N</ABBR> <ABBR class=longitude title=-114.638429>114° 38' 18.34" W</ABBR>
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    From May 2009 - May 2010 they went 12 miles further... I'm thinking about road trippin this spring maybe in March. May/June for sure.
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    bajarider Been here awhile

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    Pavement runs at 76.0 miles south of San Felipe.

    Just 14.00 more and will reach Bahia de San Luis Gonzaga (Alfonsina's or Rancho Grande)

    Carlos
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    Really!? Only 14 miles of dirt left? So the trip is a lot shorter now? Dang... that's about 13 miles further than I anticipated...
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    They were only 25 miles from GB in March and the bridges were about done. something must be holding them up if they are 14 miles away now. Maybe they are starting from the other side at Mex 1 now for logistical reasons and will meet up with other pavement from there?

    That road never was good riding anyway, just a wide gravel road, not a trail, so the pavement will be nice to get to the good stuff. The bummer is that its going to connect with Mex 1. Thats going to be the big rig road, which sucks. Lets hope it takes them a while to connect it.
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  9. oldxr

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    when this connects to hwy1 the road will be busy with supply trucks out of mexicali.from my point of view i dont see this as a good thing .havent been down that road since march 07.if you want to buy 1 of those cabins on the beach at gonzaga bay now would be the time.i8 always ride a full on dirt bike down there(honda xr600) so pave ment is boring
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  10. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Was thru there on Monday, and it seems like everything has stopped.
    Taking a holiday break, or?

    Measured 26 miles of pavement.:cry
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    We were there 12/27 and I think our measurment was a tad less than 26 miles, but around that ball park. However, all the heavy equipment is just gone. NO evidence of any construction

    Here are a couple of pics:

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    The other direction:

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    Still a nice ride from Bay of LA to San Franscito and then out to El ARCO.
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    So how long does it take to get to Gonzaga Bay from Puertecitos now? It seemed like 2.5 hours last year in my 4X4. I was taking it at a moderate pace.
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    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    A few years ago on a KTM 990 it took me 47 minutes. I had a couple of oh shit moments though. :D
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    i usually run about 35mph but my 1987 xr600 isnt the most high tech on suspension.took me about 1.5 hours.i usually ride by myself so i am taking it easy
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    next weekend I will go that way, and will take pics and such, and will update on the condition.

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    If you have a GPS mark a waypoint at pavements end just for yucks.

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    i so sorry, my english not understand.. well

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    Mira el monito Damaso :wink:

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