San Diego to Cabo - March/April 2013

Discussion in 'Americas' started by stevodadevo, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. *REGO*

    *REGO* Commited Adventurer

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    I will be hauling the bike (fresh set of knobies) in the back of my truck, leaving about the 3rd of April. I have free lodging along the way and when I arrive in San Diego. There is room for another. Break off what you are waiting for, this is what life is meant to be. :clap
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  2. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Oh, I know, but if I did that my job would not be here when I get back. Kind of need it.

    Trust me, I reaaaaaaally want to go.
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  3. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    This trip sounds wonderful, dirt as much as possible all the way south. I'm well up for this!! Only issue is its just a tad too early for me to go. If for some reason it gets put off a few weeks sign me up.

    Whats the route look like in terms of cities, villas, etc. you'll be passing through? When you get back make sure to link this thread to a RR.
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  4. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Where are you located? I'm looking to go down, but later than these guys.
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  5. oldxr

    oldxr Long timer

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    Camping off of the bikes or 1 star moteling?
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  6. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Greetings. I'm in Los Angeles for another month or so and had planned to come back here and do as much dirt biking as possible. Unfortunately 6 breaks in the arm has thrown a wrench in the plans. Off tomorrow to see the orthopedic and get an idea how far I am from riding. PM me your number and best time to call and we can chat.
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  7. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Ouch! I imagine you're going to be out for at least a few months.
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  8. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    Tape it up and hit the trail!! Fish tacos are a miracle cute.
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  9. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Well looks like I'm out of the ride:cry. Ortho wants to dive in and do some work. Gents enjoy the ride and please post a link in the thread to a RR when you return as it looks like reading is all I'll be doing for awhile. Have fun.
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  10. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    haha, thats why I'm in the position I'm in now. Though the fish tacos sound awesome. Maybe one handed eh?
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  11. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    That's why they're called "hand"le bars.
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  12. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Hmmmmm.
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  13. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    This sounds epic... Wish I could join... If only the starting date was April 16th..... Definately on my bucket list.
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  14. AllenL

    AllenL Adventurer

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    I'm gearing up now. Here's our updated iten:

    Apr 1 - Traveling to SD, Prepping bike
    Apr 2 - Early moring drive to Ensanda/Santo Tomas - Ride to San Quinten or South of El Rosieto / Camp ~ 160 - 200 miles
    Apr 3 - Long Day across the peninsula to Bajia Da Los Angeles with a Stop at Coco's Corner 200 - 250 miles ( Hotel?)
    Apr 4 - Cross into Baja Sur somewere south of Guerrero Negro ~160 Miles
    Apr 5 - Get to the NOLS branch on the Bay of Conseption 150 - 250 Miles depending out route
    Apr 6 - Ride to the Bay of Marganta ~160 Miles
    Apr 7 - Ride to La Paz or Todos Los Santos ~230 Miles (Hotel ?)
    Apr 8 - Short ride to Cabo ~100 Miles Party in Cabo (Hotel)
    Apr 9 - Catch an afternoon flight home from Cabo

    And holy shit am I stoked!
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  15. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Are you leaving the bike in Cabo?
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  16. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Pissed my arm is in pieces and missing this trip.

    So is it basic fireroads most of the way or are there any challenging tracks on your route? Mostly big bikes or plated enduro bikes like the WR?
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  17. AllenL

    AllenL Adventurer

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    The bike will make it back up to SD on a trailer. We'll have vehicle support.

    We're also considering trying to find someone to fly to Cabo, and ride the cabo to escondido leg back up. Leaving Cabo on the 9th and getting back to SD around the 14th. If anyone is interested send me a PM. Basically, we'd be splitting the cost I'm out after selling the bike off. Prob around $400.

    I've got to head out early, fly home, move-in to my new house, then fly back to AK for work. Its going to be a very busy couple of weeks.
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  18. AllenL

    AllenL Adventurer

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    It looks like there will be around 80 miles of pavement. There will be some technical, or should I say "unknown", riding. Otherwise, fireroads and beach.

    We'll have a wr450, my wr426, and a 250. And did I mention a sagwagon? :freaky
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  19. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    Sounds like a great plan and great trip. You should probably start your own thread about it.
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  20. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    That sounds awesome. Good bikes to explore the unknown washes and tracks. let me know what you find.
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