to hell with turkey, i want fish tacos!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by gothamAlp, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Rogue Scout

    Rogue Scout Instigator Deluxe

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    Where's Ewan and Charlie? Oh, with your girlfriend.
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  2. gothamAlp

    gothamAlp happy to be here

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    surprised when i searched the ride reports that there has not been another mention of puerto lobos since i went for thanksgiving 2007.

    canyon-K and i decided to return this year, albeit on four wheels so that we could take the dogs.

    the big change is that the new coastal highway is falling into place and that you can get to puerto lobos in about 2 hours, with only the last 15 miles or so on dirt. probably some time in the spring the road will stretch all the way down to puerto libertad.

    unclear what it will mean long term, but the increased army presence is probably a sign of things to come. a local explained to me that they are on the look-out for marijuana shipments being brought up by boat from southern mexico.

    anyways, here are some pix:

    we camped the first night south of ajo, arizona...
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    here's what the road construction looks like...
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    back to the same beach with the same palapas but with happy dogs and cartwheels this time!
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    nobody else around...
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    except for the early morning army presence mentioned above...
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    then saturday morning a front moved in and we moved out...
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    yes, we took the dogs back with us.

    the day started on the beach in 4wd and ended up in northern arizona in 4wd in the snow as we did the last 30 miles at 15mph up I-17 in a blizzard. wacky.

    in any case, a happy graciasgiving was once again had.
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  3. EagleScout

    EagleScout Adventurer

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    You two are our adventure heros.

    JT/LT
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  4. mundobravo

    mundobravo Long timer

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    carry on
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  5. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr GS Adventurer

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    Good to see you guys had a nice, uneventful time! I arrived back from baja yesterday in the cold....:cry

    -H-
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  6. roberts

    roberts GS'er

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    Fantastic report! Thanks! :clap
    This photo really makes me want to load up my GS and head out there!
    Ahhh...someday.

    quick crossing at sonoyta and into organ pipe.
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  7. BamaTexRider

    BamaTexRider MOTO-MIKE

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    Love fish tacos, What a great trip. Thats great looking Honda what year and size?
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  8. BamaTexRider

    BamaTexRider MOTO-MIKE

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    Great Ride
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  9. ALthe3rd

    ALthe3rd Kind of Gassy

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    and guess where I'm going this weekend? Thanks for the inspiration.
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  10. Roknrich

    Roknrich Adventurer

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    How did it go ?

    And guess where I'm going next month ?

    :freaky
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