StumblingSouth - Montana to Argentina (October '17 til ???)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Keegs, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Keegs

    Keegs n00b

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    Hola Friends!

    I'm sitting here in Muleje, Baja CA reading all sorts of awesome advice on other people threads and thought I might as well start my own. I don't really have a hard timeline on my trip so I can meet up to ride along the way and take people up on their suggestions. Shoot, you could tell me that Durango has the worlds tallest chicken and I might just drive three days to see it. Pretty much I just want to have as much fun as possible.

    Background on Me:
    I caught the adventure travel bug long ago in 2009 when a buddy and I drove a 1986 Suzuki Samurai (not a motorcycle) across West Africa. We were young & dumb and had a kickass adventure. I've always wanted to ride to SA and finally have the funds and time to pull it off.

    The Bike:
    I'm riding a mean green 2006 KLR.

    Things I like to do:
    Surf, Ride, Scuba Dive, Fish, Sky Dive, Kiteboard, and Party (I would love suggestions on these things)


    I'll update my adventure here and I'll obviously post pics.

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  2. Keegs

    Keegs n00b

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    All right for my first post I'll just update y'all on the american portion. I started my trip up in Montana near the Canadian border at little place called Bull Lake, Montana. It's probably my favorite place on the planet and it's jaw dropping gorgeous. From Montana I rode east through Courdalane and then south through Idaho and Eastern Washington and eventually to the Wallowas....gorgeous. I then made my way east through the very windy hood river all the way to Cannon Beach. I then rode south all the way to Baja and stopped in all the major cities to party with old friends. San Francisco, LA, and my favorite San Diego.

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  3. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb...

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    I want to go to there...
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  4. Keegs

    Keegs n00b

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    Today, @TanukiPDX and I cruised from Mulege to La Paz. It was by far the most scenic of all the other Baja rides. It also felt longer even though we did a 411 miles the day previous. Maybe it was just the anticipation of making it to our goal that made it a little more rough. Brent ended up catching the ferry this evening to Mazatlan.

    Anyways now I'm hanging in Baja for a few more days. I may make my way out to todos santos or try out some dirt trails around here.

    Here are some photos from the past few days in Baja.

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  5. oneway

    oneway Long timer

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    I'm headed south in a day or two. Open ended trip as well. Try not to park next to me after I've been drinking.


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  6. Keegs

    Keegs n00b

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    @oneway dude, nice ride! I'll be taking my sweet time through Mexico. I'm heading to the mainland from La Paz on Tuesday.
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  7. oneway

    oneway Long timer

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    I'm about a week behind you. Post up your locations and I'll check back every once in a while. Maybe we'll find each other on the road.
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  8. travelingwheelmanny

    travelingwheelmanny n00b

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    @Keegs I was supossed to meet up with you and Brent for the cross into Baja but got held up. I'm either heading to Puerto Vallarta or sayulita tomorrow. You're probably not too far ahead of me, so if you feel like attempting a meet up that could be arranged

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  9. Keegs

    Keegs n00b

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    @travelingwheelmanny I'm in Sayulita today. Heading to Guadalajara tomorrow. I stayed at the lush hostel and just parked my bike in the little taco shop at night across the street.
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  10. Keegs

    Keegs n00b

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    @oneway how are you doing? Here is my itinerary for the next few days if you are close by and the route is similar I'd love to ride with you. Guadalajara (16th-18th) -> Mexico City (19th - 25th) -> Pueblas -> Chiapas
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  11. travelingwheelmanny

    travelingwheelmanny n00b

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll message you I'm heading your way. Sounds like I will be in Mexico around the same time

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  12. oneway

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    Keegs, I’m behind you. Guerra Negro this afternoon and trying to make the Tuesday La Paz ferry,
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