Baja Trip January 2014

Discussion in 'Americas' started by KustomizingKid, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    So I am starting a new job soon and I am on salary and get to take a month off in the winter, seasonal work has its advantages :evil

    Anyways my dad takes a trip to Cabo every year and asked all the kids to come down for a week in January, he wants us to fly but I have other ideas. The basic idea is leave from MN and head due south because it's gonna be COLD for the first 500 miles. Then maybe pick up the TAT through OK and NM and head south down into the Baja Peninsula. Make my way down to Cabo, spend a few days to a week kicking it at a resort and then make my way back north.

    Anyone have any comments or suggestions? I don't speak Spanish but I feel that will just be an inconvenience, I want to learn for future travels in Central and South America. Basic timeline will be 4-6 weeks, and I will be taking the KLR.
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  2. oneway

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    I led a trip of 17 people to cabo a few years back. 11 days round trip from so cal. I would be happy to give you any info. Also just returned from a fly and rent in costa rica. PM me for any questions or details.
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  3. Gentri in GA

    Gentri in GA Been here awhile

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    What would be your timeline for being at the border, and where are you crossing? My bike is in San Diego and I'm flying out early January, to ride South into Baja... :clap

    FYI, the TAT in OK is long & sandy, and starting to get amazing in the very short section in NM... but you might have snow.... I did the TAT to Moab last year in July.
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  4. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Gentri in GA or KustomizingKid, are either of you still planning on doing baja in January? I have some time off, and I can't think of a better way to spend it.
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  5. COPete

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    If everything goes as planned, Im hoping to be down there starting a ride on the 11th and making it to cabo by the 18th, spending a few days in Cabo with a friend and then heading back up north on the 23rd. Right now Im riding solo (except for the first 2-3 days). Ill be on my on a '92 DR350 riding light, slow, cheap and safe (22 year old guy trying to make the best of my time off). Im planning on mostly dirt roads, avoiding single track and tramac as much as possible. Im not really looking for a full trip riding partner but I would love to meet up with some people and maybe spend a few days riding with other...the safety and piece of mind of riding with other would be welcomed.
    Let me know if any one wants to meet up, ill share my planned route if anyone is interested
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  6. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    That's generally around my time period to. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943660

    I can send you a gpx or kml file of the route I put together that we'll loosely follow. We'll be on a husky and a drz. I freaking love single track though.
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  7. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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  8. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    We live just south of Mulege,BCS.Stop on by/spend a few days.Baja has a lot to offer in addition to riding:clap.
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  9. COPete

    COPete n00b

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    z987k, Ill take a look at your GPX file and see how it compares to my route/day. Im hesitant of singletrack because im by myself on not the most trust worthy bike. That, and my riding skills are descent but not great, I dont want to slow anyone down. Maybe if I run into you guys i could be talked into riding some single.

    Mulege is on my route so maybe Ill stop by, time dependent. Thanks for the offer
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  10. Gentri in GA

    Gentri in GA Been here awhile

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    Sent a longer PM, but short trip in Jan, may return for longer ride in late March.... we'll see.

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  11. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    I was just there :cry Great little town, nice people and Amazing beach
    Will look for you guys next time:evil
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  12. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    +1.Please do.
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  13. z987k

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    I've got nothing.
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  14. Baja Ho

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    I am down in Cabo from Jan. to April and ride an XR400. How long are you down for and what bikes do you ride? Two years ago I did a solo ride up to Loreto, 1025 mi. /7 days and hope to do it in reverse this year. Dan
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  16. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    We are here until early May this year.Back in Oct.and then year'round.I'm down to a K75S.Tim.
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  17. Rhode trip

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    Mrs Trip and I will hit La Paz via the ferry on Wednesday morning and we're planning to stay there 2 nites, then head north. Can anyone suggest some accomodations and/ or routeing advice as we head north. We're on 2 TW200's :huh and shoot for 75 to 150 miles per day depending on the conditions. Heading to Santa Rosalia. We like the dirt and gravel, don't need any heroics. Any hotels out there?
    Muchas gracias!
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  18. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Best is visit Bahia De Concepcion you can camp there or ride North to Mulege it is a beautiful little town and lovely people, plenty of Canuk and Gringo there.
    Check in La Casita and ask for Javier the owner and tell him Long send you:evil
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  19. Rhode trip

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    Thanks, Scubalong, for the suggestion. I'll put La Casita on the itinerary. Unfortunately, we didn't bring camping equipment this ride, so we're looking for other options along the way.
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  20. olemeole1

    olemeole1 Kawasaki KLR650 A

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    I would like to meet up with a few of you folks.

    I have been on other web sites for quite a while and have just gotten over here!

    I may have signed up a long time ago!

    In any case, I am on a KLR 650 (green 2002 with a pelican case on the back).

    Are any of you folks camping along the way, or is it the hostel/ pensiones/ cheaper hotels that you have using?

    Hope to hear back from a few of you riders

    I have the bike in Las Vegas. I will fly in for January 30
    and hope to cross into Baja by Feb 10,2014

    Thanks

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