The Baja Ride Report List

Discussion in 'Americas' started by eakins, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Since so many of us ride Baja and write great RRs, I thought it would be great to have them all together. At this point, they are all scattered and often forgotten.

    If you are planing Baja, then this will be a one stop resource. There is so much great knowledge in these RR and thus the next to visit can learn and contribute themselves.

    Right now you need to just keep digging deeper to find Baja RRs and the older ones are buried too deep for sure. I also love to read them mid-winter when I'm jonsing to ride my bike and it's dumping snow out side.

    I'll create an ongoing list, but will divide it into full length Baja RRs or just north Baja (Guerrero Negro, Bahia de los Angeles, San Francisquito on the south end). Of course anyone heading south via La Paz > Mazatlan/Topo ferry will go in the full Baja section.

    I just started at the top so please post one's I've missed and which category and I'll add them.


    Baja info:
    Baja Adv Riders thread in west regionals
    For Baja Travelers

    Border crossing tips & insight:
    http://www.allaboutbaja.com/bordermap.htm
    http://www.bajabound.com/before/driving/xborder.php
    http://cabaja.com/baja-rentals/border-crossings-info
    http://traffic.calit2.net/border/border-crossing-wait-times.php
    http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajaPages/BajaRoadPages/General/CrossingTheBorder_PrinterFriendly.html

    Ferries to mainland:
    -Santa Rosalita > Guaymas (northern ferry)
    http://www.ferrysantarosalia.com/

    -La Paz > Mazatlan/Topolobampo (southern ferry)
    http://en.bajaferries.com/
    http://www.mexicoguru.com/baja-ferry.php
    http://www.vangabonds.com/baja-ferries/

    Northern Baja RR:

    Full Baja RR:
    Baja, the Long Way
    No-Moto-Boundaries - Latin America un-planned, un-hinged, and solo
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  2. bajarider

    bajarider Mexican with internet

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    Great effort, I'll keep looking at it.:1drink

    Cheers

    Carlos
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  3. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Thanks. I'll keep adding RRs as i go through the RR pages or when people post up them for me to add.

    I've read sooooo many awesome ones in the past, I do not want them to get lost forever buried deep in ADV!
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  4. oldxr

    oldxr Long timer

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  5. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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  6. BRUTSQD

    BRUTSQD 2 scoops of stupid

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    Great list!! Rocketgrrl and I are crossing over at tecate tomorrow for 3 weeks, hopefully well have another RR for your list!
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  7. eakins

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    Thanks. When i get some free time, i'm going to get back at it.
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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    :clap
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  9. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    The one that the 'Wans' put together is pretty good. Beats mine, that's for sure.
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  10. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Good move.
    This will be very helpful.
    :thumb
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  11. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Aw, thanks, DADODIRT...
    Not sure which report you were referring to, so I'll link to both. :wink:

    Great idea for a thread, but it really needs some pics!!
    (hope you don't mind, eakins...)




    full baja report - 2500 miles to cabo-ish and back: The Baja Wan-Thousand: A Quick Trip to the Tip

    This was our 2up ride, with Bartek990 and Goggles Pizano.
    We did a bunch of fun stuff - including Mine Road/Jeep trail/8 Mile Trail (from gonzaga to coco's)...

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    the coast road (east cape)...

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    and the road to Mission Santa Maria.

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    More recently, Matt and the Osos did another baja report - 2300 miles, to loreto and back: OSO LOCO!! Baja Edition: Oso Tired

    He was solo, so the guys did single track and dunes (window rock, hidden trail, malarrimo coast, etc)

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    There are a bunch of great baja reports out there...
    Make sure you check out Moto Vaquero's 21 Days Exploring Baja , too! :deal
    Scott did a fanastic job with the route and generously shared his tracks.




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  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  13. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    Go on Gaspipe's profile and check out his threads, he has some of the best reports. :deal :clap :freaky
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  14. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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  15. twisted-hog

    twisted-hog Been here awhile

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  16. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    Any chance the first post could get edited with the recent posts of RRs??
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  17. BRUTSQD

    BRUTSQD 2 scoops of stupid

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  18. twisted-hog

    twisted-hog Been here awhile

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  19. NevBlu

    NevBlu Been here awhile

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    Wish I made RR for the 14 straight years I rode dirt roads/trails for a week or more each during the Baja 1000 race event, however this first street ride report shows a new experience. Enjoy the story.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965229
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  20. twisted-hog

    twisted-hog Been here awhile

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    These guys just love Baja....:huh :rofl
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