Baja Single-Line Tour - 1400 Miles, 10 Days

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Z_HARSH, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

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    VxZeroKnots – Any time!

    Cloud9 – Thanks for reading! I can take it, but who knows, maybe one day.

    Baja Ho – Thanks a bunch! The weather was a bit cold and windy, maybe not the best for the road but perfect for the single-line.

    Matteo2 – Here in CO there are lots of single-lines to practice on, thanks for reading.
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  2. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

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    BABs and I headed out of town a little latter than we hoped, getting out of town is always the most stressful part of the trip.

    Mile after mile passed by, as we looked at all the little dirt roads to explore one day.

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    We drove hard and pulled in late into to Ocotillo, CA, tired and aggravated of stupid laws. More specifically the 55mph speed limit if you have 3+ axles, tow anything, bla bla blaaa... After a few hours of sleep in the community park parking lot we made for the Tecate boarder crossing. It is about as easy as it gets, we rolled through the automatic gate and started to pull away before the guard walked out of the building and waved us down, looked at the registrations and glanced through the camper. We took the new highway and cut down to Mex 1 above Ensanada.

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    After some long awaited fish tacos and loading up on supplies we headed south.

    I’m a firm believer that you have to pay to play. It may be countless hours of practice, time wrenching, breakdowns, broken bones, or large monthly payments, but one time or another, singularly or compounded, you have to pay for your fun.

    So we headed south of Ensanada through the construction zone, I sure didn’t miss the pilot car escort like when driving up north, and weaved through the potholes.

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    We came down the hill and into the little town of Santo Tomas and luck decided it was my time to pay. We went over a little speed bump and all of the sudden there was an awful PA PA PA PA PA PA…. We didn’t know if a tire shredded and was smacking the wheel well or what. The first place to pull off the road was the parking lot of the Policía Station.

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    They rushed out to see what all the commotion was. We figured out that one of the ignition packs on top of the spark plug was blown apart and found that the sparkplug didn’t have any gap.

    The Policía get a bad wrap, but I have to say these guys were more helpful than you could imagine. They let me use their landline to call George who was still in California, offered to pick up the parts in Ensanada, let us use their restroom and had no issues with us camping in their driveway. They were by far the coolest cops I have ever met, doing everything they could to help. Although, I have to say, it is always weird to have assault rifles and handguns lying around an arms length away.

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    3 trips back and forth through the Federali stop and construction zone on the bike, three wasted spark plugs and a day and a half of gut-wrench later wondering weather we were going to have to JB weld a spark pug in or tow the truck to a shop and risk calling off the trip we were still working on it well into the night under the lights.

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    We had to helicoil in new threads into the aluminum head; apparently this is a common problem with the 2002 era 5.4 L Tritons. We bored out the new threads and put in the helicoil to make the threads but the tool the helicoil kit came with to put it in was too short. Consequently we had to make a new one out of an old 3/8s extension.

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    But when we tried to screw in the spark plug the threads were flattened. We pullet the helicoil out with the tap and tried it again, but same thing happened again. By this time we were all getting real worried. We decided to take a brake and cook some dinner. During the awesome steak and mixed vegetable dinner I got a good feeling. Maybe it was because I hadn’t really been eating much or an angle was smiling down on us but George in his infinite wisdom figured out what was wrong. He has done this hundreds of time on various motorcycles but he usually pulls the head if he can’t see well enough but that was not exactly desirable in this situation. We couldn’t see what was happening down in the hole and couldn’t tell if the helicoil was seated right. But it dawned on George that the tool we made wouldn’t let the helicoil free float on the tool as it was screwed in like the original tool would. So we spent some more time with the grind wheel on the electric drill and cut it out a bit more. We tried it again and it worked like a charm.

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    We put everything back together and it fired up and purred like a kitten.

    During this ordeal at least BABs had a bit of time to get out on the bike and snap a few pics of the surrounding hills.

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    We woke up early the next morning, I wanted to give the cops something to say thanks but couldn’t figure out what to give them, then I remembered that my aunt gave me a plate of homemade brownies before I left and decided that would be the perfect thing, then we headed south.

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    That night we pulled into Bahia de Los Angeles with relief, surviving the sketchy narrow highway down with everything intact minus AG’s driver’s side rearview mirror.
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  3. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    I have never seen such beauty! It's like another world there!
    Thanks for sharing and kudos on fixing the spark plug hole!
    Excellent dudes!
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  4. Trey650

    Trey650 Are We There Yet?

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    Not sure where you got them, but thanks for not sharing them. Some of those trails could mean death to people that don't belong there. And other trails don't need to be beat to death. Great report and fun reminder of Baja.
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  5. SP's Dad

    SP's Dad Adventurer

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    some of those pics look real familiar, like we were just there, huh Trey?

    looking forward to the RR.
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  6. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

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    It’s not because we didn’t go to kindergarten or because we are stingy, it is just that it cannot be done in good conscious.

    Look at this video that the guys on the Rip to the Tip put together on Bill Nichol’s Rock Trail, (post #2 on this RR). Keep in mind all of these riders are considered EXPERT OR ABOVE and are fully supported.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UamRbNs8v0E

    There are just so many different things that can go wrong, so many things to know about Baja riding and desert survival needed to do this, and that is not even considering the skill level needed to ride this stuff. Take for instance their mud incident. With 15 guys to pull you out it is not that big of a deal but could easily mean hours of struggling to get the bike out if you are lucky.

    This is not like home where if worst comes to worst, you will have to hike out 20 miles to get to a major road for help and the hospital is no more than a few hours away. These trails are a day’s drive from the boarder, or a very expensive flight to San Diego from one of the dirt air strips every hundred miles or so. Like Trey650 said “Some of those trails could mean death to people that don't belong there.” It is not an exaggeration.

    There is just no way in good conscious you can give these track logs out to someone you have never ridden with.

    Also, the hill section shows how easy it is for these trails to get majorly torn up. If the guys who put in the massive amounts of effort to put these trails through want to try and limit traffic, I will obey their wishes. Sorry, it’s nothing personal.

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    RideDualSport.com – Thank you kindly! It definitely feels like a whole other world at times.

    Trey650 – Thanks for helping me reiterate it, hope to run into you one day.

    SP's Dad – Thanks for tuning in again!
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  7. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

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    After sleeping in and resting a bit after the stressful previous days we set up camp and decided to go for a short 65-mile afternoon ride.

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    At least there was a bed to sleep in if anything went wrong

    Bill said it took him about 12 days walking around, and hunting and pecking for a way through and then shovel and pick work to make it rideable. Thanks Bill, thanks Mark!

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    I really wish I took this one in a higher quality setting, the other one just didn’t have the timing. Look how deep BABs’ tires are sunk into the sand.

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    Not a forgiving place, as this coyote found.

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    I need to think about keeping the camera straight when taking these shots while riding.

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  8. Osadabwa

    Osadabwa Don't be Surprised

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    295
    Location:
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Love it. Looks like a mix of N. Kenya & Namibia with the added benefit of Tecate beer and fish tacos... I must investigate sometime.
    #88
  9. desertRdr

    desertRdr n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Tucson
    I have yet to see a Rockman trail ride report of folks riding starting from the Catavina side. Is it doable in that direction?
    #89
  10. SP's Dad

    SP's Dad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    81
    Nichols Rock Trail (IMO) is easier from west to east.

    yes, I have ridden it both ways.
    #90
  11. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    11,251
    Location:
    Tampa
    More awesome pics, man I miss baja :clap:clap
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  12. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    492
    Location:
    Denver
    Osadabwa – Desert = Awesome – Although, I don’t know if it can compare to lions, hippos, giraffes, and rhinos it is beautiful desert. Who knows, maybe one day we can help each other out.

    desertRdr – I assume it is merely due to logistics. I was going to guess that the Bill Nichol’s Rock trail was easier W to E but SP’s Dad already shared his expertise.

    SP’s Dad – Cheers!

    BikePilot – Thank you, thank you, thank you!


    Maybe this is a good time to say this, BABs helped me a bunch this time by sharing his photos to help supplement this year’s report, thanks brah!
    #92
  13. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    492
    Location:
    Denver
    We heard AG rummaging around well before sunrise, just waiting to see the first light. At the first hint, we heard the BANG BANG BANG! “COME ON GUYS LET’S GET READY AND GO,” in his typical quiet voice. We had another one of Bill Nichol’s little gem’s, well at least the easy half of it, on the docket and it wasn’t going to be a huge feat but we wanted to make it back early for a New Years Eve dinner in town. Waking up early did give me a chance to take a few prerrrrty pictures of the bay.

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    Pretty soon we hopped on the trail and headed out to the highway.

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    This one is not too rocky or technical and can be ridden pretty fast. There is really only one little thing to worry about.

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    It’s pretty amazing what the spikes can do, straight thorough a hand guard with out a problem.

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    BABs soon remembered one good little thing to think about when doing bike setup for Baja. These are OK:

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    But these are ideal:

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    Before long we hopped on a fast 2-track and headed back for camp.

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    I really don’t know how to explain it but there is just something about riding side by side with a good friend, power sliding around the corners, knowing that they will stay in their lane and just railing it. Perhaps slightly overstated, but Baja is the best place in the world to do this. There are so many fast, sandy 2-tracks. I won’t admit it but I kind had a little pumpkin envy riding next to the 525. Mainly, I just wish the ol’ DRZ had a 6th gear, I can’t tell you how many times I have wished that wish though.

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    It is always cool seeing these “century plants” in bloom, and there is just something about the boojum tree.

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    We made it back early, took a shower in maybe the hottest showers I have experienced in Baja, albeit with no water pressure, and rode into town. George, his wife, BABs and I all decided on the lobster.

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    It was good but not exactly Mexico prices at $40 (US) with a couple drinks and lobster stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer, no complaints though.

    We headed back and lit a fire but it was no use, there was no way we were making it till the New Year. Apparently there use to be a huge party in Bahia de los Angeles for New Years Eve but after “Papa” Díaz passed away, without his iron fist, things got out of hand at the parties so those days are gone, according to AG. So we just called it an early night.
    #93
  14. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,947
    Location:
    Durango CO
    That all looks way too fun. love the report!
    #94
  15. SP's Dad

    SP's Dad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    81
    I love that trail!

    It is so much fun.:clap

    Great Pics!
    #95
  16. satmike

    satmike n00b

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6
    Hi Zach, Nice report. I am one of the guys you ran into at Santa Ynes. You did a lot better job on pictures than we did. We were really jealous of you guys riding light. I know what you mean about pumpkin envy, I am looking for 6th a lot
    on my XR, but it's a good tractor.
    Later Mike
    #96
  17. BDKW1

    BDKW1 KL"X" not "R"

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    915
    Location:
    Easton, KS
    Candy asses, I can throw a backpack on and ride down from My house in San Diego and do that solo.

    Yes, I am the guy that pulls PAB out when he donkeys it in the silt beds......
    #97
  18. BAB's

    BAB's Controlled Chaos

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    33
    Location:
    Colorado
    haha, gotta love AG.

    Ride reports pretty spot on so far Z, lookin' good!
    #98
  19. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    492
    Location:
    Denver
    VxZeroKnots – Thanks man, looking forward to seeing more of your photos on your report.

    SP's Dad – Thanks again!

    satmike – It was awesome BSn with you guys that night, good fellowship there indeed. Those Jap bikes need to get with it, but if I remember right, my old KLX300 had a 6th gear. Hope to run into you again one day.

    BDKW1 – LOL, awesome! On your KLR, I mean KLX of course.

    BAB's – Welcome n00b, now we just need your contributions…….
    #99
  20. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,104
    Location:
    Pleasanton, Ca
    thanks for a great report !!