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21 days exploring Baja

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Moto Vaquero, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Hohmie

    Hohmie Long timer

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  2. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    This makes me feel better about turning around with my 800GSA at the first Hand of God washout a couple weeks ago. Tho I was stupid enough to try a work around in the San Tadeo Arroyo.

    I too would really like to hear their story.
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  3. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    Just got back from another visit to the area. I was lucky enough to return for my 3rd time with one of the original badass baja explorers who opened up the routes through this difficult terrain; Dave Wonderly. He has explored several canyons in this area and has named the main canyon route 'La Asamblea'. This last trip we even opened an new one that branched us into un-charted territory and areas that have never seen a motorized vehicle. We had a 4 people in our group and we all really enjoyed being isolated from humanity for several days. Link to some video below.


    these palm trees can't grow without lots of water
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    Very old ram horns I found hiking around camp one night in our 'new' canyon.
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    New canyon route never touched by a moto before:
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    big horn sheep running for the hills
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    some vid from my gopro of our 5 day journey:
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  4. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    Outstanding ride there Fuggy! Nice compilation vid there too!
    I like the exploration stuff and just the adventure of it as long as the whole group is made up of solid riders.
    I am really looking forward to the Asamblea riding. Since I have not been in there yet and have no GPS tracks, this will be an exploration day for us for sure.
    We may run into some of your tire tracks depending on how much rain falls down there, but it sounds like they go all over the place...
  5. markherman

    markherman Louisianaman Supporter

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    why don't the images come up
  6. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    [QUOTE="markherman" why don't the images come up[/QUOTE]
    I have contacted Photobucket but they are "closed" on the weekends. Hopefully the photos will be back up this week now that this thread has revived.
  7. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Hopefully you'll get your pictures recovered.

    But 'ya know, it's the stuff you can never get pics of on these kinda rides that are burned into memory forever.

    Like the box canyon above El Datil at night in heavy rain, flooded tracks.

    Or the seemingly endless miles of slithering gumbo mud at night into the storm, the mud that packs your chain/wheels/everything solid, gets thrown back on 'ya from both tires.

    And then there's moving gas to a juice jug in the pitch black pouring down rain/mud at 10.30 night, flashlights, Swiss Army knife tooling.

    Stuff like that just doesn't/can't get digitized onto P Bucket.

    But I will remember it until I die!
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  8. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    If we have to spend the night out there, I want to be the spooner, not the spoonee!
  9. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Damn you corona virus!
    Guess we won’t be going to Baja for a while.
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  10. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    Arrgh! Looks like Plan B is in effect now, staying North of the border for the time being. Damn Kung Flu!
    The conditions are supposed to be perfect next week too, low to mid 70's and damp dirt in Baja. The flora will be busting out too with the rain down there, should be beautiful.
  11. climberevan

    climberevan planning the next journey

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    This thread just keeps delivering. Excellent. Add me to the list of those who want the full report from the guys who got across from W-E to Guadalupe! I tried E-W a few years ago and was rebuffed.
  12. 97707

    97707 Go Long

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    Damn. That's some riding thru the rocks.

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  13. Mud Bucket

    Mud Bucket Been here awhile

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    Those rock trails remind me of the Rockman trail from Catavina to Alfonsinas. Did that on my older Ktm 525 in 2011.
    Awesome video!
    I was supposed to head down in 3 days for 2 weeks....... can't now for a bit with the borders closed. Should have went in February
  14. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    Hey fuggy,
    Do you know anything about the old adobe building at 6:40? My buddies and I camp there every once in awhile and have taken to calling it the lost mission. But that's just our nickname.