No wimps trail success!

Discussion in 'Americas' started by rnrdozer, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Chico, ca.
    We were able to ride the No Wimps trail yesterday. Myself, two friends and Jonz left San Francisquito around 9am and didn't get to San Ignacio until 8:30 pm. The entire trail is as it was before Odile other than two major washes. There wasn't any obstacles that were really tough, the main problem is your riding for a few miles in the wash with no track at all. Mainly round cobble rocks which can wear you down. We made life harder on ourselves in the first wash headed south. We followed the track that takes you up the wash to a point then back down towards the east. We should have just cut straight across the wash. I just didn't know at the time if we were going to catch part of the old two track or not. We also dropped about an hour on a tire repair about midway through. When I get to some better wifi I'll post some video.
    #1
  2. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,378
    Location:
    CA dez (it's a dry heat)/West Yellowstone,MT
    Here's a shot of the first wash:
    [​IMG]

    But it wasn't all like this
    [​IMG]

    I think this is the spot on the coast known as Los Corrales
    [​IMG]

    'dozer's video should have an entertaining tumble or two by yours truly.
    #2
    ztrab, jimmex and CaptUglyDan like this.
  3. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Momentum is your friend

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    918
    Location:
    Central Coast, CA. USA & Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur
    That is great news. Would you consider camping out there?
    #3
  4. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Chico, ca.
    Jonz, I wasn't going to even mention that let along post it! Lol we just got to La Paz so I'll have time to pull some video off the GoPro.
    #4
  5. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Chico, ca.
    I would definitely camp out there. We did in 2013 on a beach out there and it was awesome. Plenty of drift wood for a nice fire. We were thinking next year we would camp and break it into two days.
    #5
    Baja Ho likes this.
  6. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,378
    Location:
    CA dez (it's a dry heat)/West Yellowstone,MT
    SOP on an adv ride is to 1) ask a fallen rider "are you okay?" If the answer is yes, 2) take photos/video before the bike can be picked up
    #6
    jimmex, CA Stu and rnrdozer like this.
  7. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,378
    Location:
    CA dez (it's a dry heat)/West Yellowstone,MT
    Hey Dan,
    The camping would be spectacular if you had enough water. I drank my full 100 oz from my water bladder and probably another 500 ml of the extra 3 liters I was carrying. If I was going to camp, I'd probably make that 4 or 5 extra liters of water. The only water I saw was along the two track maybe 20 or 30 miles north of Hwy 1.
    #7
    Baja Ho and rnrdozer like this.
  8. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    574
    Location:
    San Diego & Stanley, ID
    Nicely done!
    How was the wash headed back west from the coast? Did you guys use some of the 4x4 tracks (post Odile) or the original track?
    #8
    rnrdozer likes this.
  9. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Chico, ca.
    I had the 4x4 tracks with their flagged points but mainly used the original tracks. It probably would have been easier had we spent more time looking for a line but we just blasted through it. The wash from the west was long because your traveling up it instead of across it. As your finding your way up it your constantly looking for a better line.
    #9
    jonz, Moto Vaquero and jimmex like this.
  10. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,378
    Location:
    CA dez (it's a dry heat)/West Yellowstone,MT
    #10
  11. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Momentum is your friend

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    918
    Location:
    Central Coast, CA. USA & Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur
    +1 Looking forward to seeing 'dozer's videos when he gets back.
    #11
  12. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Chico, ca.


    I think I finally figured out how to post videos here. I have some other good videos of the No wimps trail but need to edit them down as the file sizes are too big for smugmug. This is a clip of Jonz big crash! we had been riding in rocks for a long time so everyone was pretty tired. I'm planning on riding this trail again this year in February. This was our ride last January.
    #12
    jonz likes this.
  13. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Chico, ca.


    This is a pretty good reflection of the miles and miles of arroyo you get to ride.
    #13
    jonz likes this.
  14. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,378
    Location:
    CA dez (it's a dry heat)/West Yellowstone,MT
    Yaaaaa!!!! @Baja Ho Thanks for getting that posted. It would be neat if there was a water source somewhere along the coast so you could camp out there for a day without having to lug 20 lbs of water along.
    #14
    rnrdozer likes this.
  15. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Momentum is your friend

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    918
    Location:
    Central Coast, CA. USA & Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur
    Awesome, thanks for the video's. I think I may need longer legs if I needed to do a lot of stopping in those rocks. Driving to Cabo tomorrow.
    #15
    rnrdozer likes this.
  16. minisuperchihuahua

    minisuperchihuahua n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2017
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Lakeside, CA
    Gonna make the attempt in April. Looks like a rock'in good time! Thx
    #16
  17. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    574
    Location:
    San Diego & Stanley, ID
    Thanks for the vids guys. Those washes look WAY different than they did a few years ago. We're going to make the full pull from BoLA in April, going to be a long day!

    Hydrating doesn't mean 4 jumbo margis at Guillermo's Chihuahua!
    #17
  18. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Oddometer:
    6,441
    Location:
    Mt. Vernon, Illinois
    I had to stop watching and take a nap 3 times watching those videos.
    I was just plumb wore out--------and had severe arm pump. :rofl:rofl
    #18
  19. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,378
    Location:
    CA dez (it's a dry heat)/West Yellowstone,MT
    Heck, you saw me take a nap during one of the videos and I took a few others as well.
    #19
  20. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Chico, ca.
    As I write this I’m in San Ignacio. We’ve had a lot of bike problems on this trip including my ktm 500 having a mystery problem. It powered out then got back to full power but now it smokes really bad and there’s a loud rattle. This happened west of El Arco. We didn’t have a chance to ride the No Wimps as another bike had problems that we fixed in Bay of LA.
    We did run into Bill Nichols and his crew at Bay of LA and then San Ignacio. They attempted the No Wimps but came up to a locked gate. They said it was military and decided not to try getting around it. They also said an airplane flew over them twice patrolling the area.
    #20
    jonz likes this.