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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.
If you're going to go into the basement, you might as well at least sample one of the few threads down there worth reading.
The Smoker Is Lit
Lots of good information and inspiration to be found in that thread. Who doesn't love a good slab of meat smoking away on a lovely day. That thread will make you hungry just looking through it. Click on the latest posts in that thread - it's really evolved into a great source of all things BBQ.
Much more edifying than the typical douchebaggery crap found throughout the various levels of Jo momma.
Adventure Bike Trailside Repair Guide
Got this link off of the ADV Pulse FB page
I can't vouch for it yet as I've not received my electronic copy, but the link above is for "pre-orders" of the free guide once they're done polishing it up.
Trailside Repair Guide
That's their quote, and might be true for a lot of us. However, I always seem to find something new in any publication. This will be an add for me.
I'll be riding solo KTM 990, Mexicali to Cabo San Lucas via San Felipe/Coco's Corner, #1, next week.
Can anyone tell me the longest stretch without fuel? KTM has about 300 km / 190 mi range, and I'm just going to buy a gas can and strap it on the tail rack to use as needed, but I guess I should know what size to buy. (a little planning goes a long way)
And second - does anyone have recommendations for reasonable and decent accommodation along the way?
Thanks for your help and indulgence - I've been searching this thread and got some great hints so far, but over 1500 pages is a bunch!
The first hit has a ton of good info from Baja cognoscenti
+1 on this. On one trip we had an aduanero find a problem with a rider's paperwork, then proceed to tell how to fix the issue. Though on another trip we had a rider fall foul of the barrier at customs. It is not always triggered by the mass of a motorcycle.
I have had trouble with those barriers not lifting; especially at Reynosa.
You should develop that new found affinity for Colorado into some sort of bad ass offroad ride in Colorado. I'd be there in a heartbeat. My brother lives in Denver and I'd love to have a little more Colorado in my life. You need to put more miles on the KTM than you did on that KLR. Let me know when the Tricepilot ofroad 500 starts! I'll be there. Even if I have to get something more agile than my KLR.
It's bad enough that we ride down there. Don't want it to get any worse.
Yo Jeff, somebody's done that for us:
Adding to the excitement of riding Colorado is the fact that my motorcycle camping hammock arrived,and somebody introduced me to the world's finest (and cheapest) instant coffee for moto trips.
As for an off road 500, Richard organized that for a bunch of us last month in Big Bend, which was a blast. The year before that, it was in the Texas Hill Country. That's two "500s" already on the KTM. The next two should be Colorado and Copper Canyon back country.
Do tell....I haven't found anything yet that works well for me moto camping.
surely you jest
Jet boil with french press attachment or really small Junior express. (The silver colored Italian one) You still need to boil the water though.
Could easily turn into a seismic event if only highly localized.
Colorado awaits you.
Did you ever see a KC50?
I think it is a burro boys.
I would cross at Tecate take the 3 down to the 1 and head South. That is the way I came back a year ago. All pavement and not much traffic except near Tecate. Coco's Corner seems to be something everyone wants to do... I don't get it. 3 through the wine country is interesting. 1 between Los Pinos (S. of Ensenada, great hotel there... see my RR) and Guerrero Negro can be very interesting if it is raining. Check out the vados and you will see how much water can come down from the Mts. to the East. Loreto is nice, don't waste your time with Mulege. On your way back check out Bahia de Los Angeles. There is a long stretch North of Guerrero Negro where there is no fuel! There is a decent hotel S. of Santa Rosalia, a rambling stone place on the cliff. When I was there last year they did not have any food and only 2 beers even though it is right next to the distribudora. They may have gotten the food thing straightened out by now.
CDR South from just West of Silver City is a bitch on a big bike, especially if you have little sand experience. It is a beautiful ride, about 33 miles down to the I 10. I think the road is called the Sapar road. There is a truck stop at the I 10, cold beverages but no fuel. Closest fuel is East to Deming or West to ??? whatever the first town West is. I rode that road solo because I am a dumb ass. Fell about six times. Had to unload the bike six times to pick it up. Used all of my water (I thought I had plenty) the only person I came across was a retired Forest Ranger on a Honda 500 with a 9 strapped to his waist. I asked him if he needed it. He said "You just never know." I would ride it again because it was a real challenge and beautiful country if you like desert. Don't know that I would do it solo again. I was lucky.
Nooooo! I am with TC on this one. I saw enough jerks on dirt bikes acting like they were somewhere near Palmdale.