3 days of riding in Baja

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by GB007, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. GB007

    GB007 Been here awhile

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    My friend Joaquin called me on Tuesday night with an invitation too tempting to refuse... Joaquin, Tona, and I, with the ongoing support of Joaquin's wife Dana on her chase pick up, embarked in another great Baja Adventure.
    Day One: Left Santo Domingo at noon, rode 119 miles of great trails, with lots of water crossings, rocks, extreme muddy conditions and ruts, and ended up at Mama Espinoza's in el Rosario at 10:00 p.m. with just fumes of gas left on our tanks. There are excellent views, vegetation, and great riding. It took as longer than expected due to the difficulty of the terrain due to the recent rains. It was very challenging, and just a lot of fun! :D
    Here we are leaving Ensenada on Friday from Tona's home.
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    Start of ride, Arrollo Santo Domingo.
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    In the first two miles of the ride, I got stuck on this deep mudpuddle, had to step into the mud, my friend Joaquin helped me, and made it through without falling.
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    Beautiful views on the way to El Rosario. Lots of green and vegetation due to the recent rains.
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    Lots of fun water crossings. Here's Joaquin on his DRZ400S.
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    Someone said rocks??? :D Here's Joaquin going up. :blink:
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    Someone said BMW G650X can't climb rocks??? :rolleyes:
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    Oh no, are we lost? :blink:
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    Is there a gas station around here at 9 p.m. 20 miles of technical muddy terrain left... Heck, we were in good spirits! :)
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    We made it to Mama Espinoza's Hotel in El Rosario at 10:00 p.m. Some fuel fumes left on our gas tanks, and very, very hungry.
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    Second day, El Rosario to Coco's corner (my picture did not come up), to Punta Bufeo (close to Alfonsina's). It was nice to meet Coco and have a beer at Coco's Corner, then kept on going to Alfonsina's turn off.
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    Arriving at Punta Burfeo. Beautiful place!
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    On the way to Puertesitos and San Felipe. Beautiful riding along the coast! :)
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    Finally in San Felipe!
    Here's Tona, Dana, and Joaquin having some fish tacos!
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    The end of another great Baja Adventure! ;)
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  2. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    hey, hey, hey...what's the idea with the thumbnail pics?!? We need full size hi-res pics in order to appreciate the machinery and scenery. :deal :D

    lucky bastard....SOUNDS like you had a great time.:freaky
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  3. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    Great writeup!

    Can I ride with you?
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  4. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    Is that a giant dinosaur bone Dana is leaning on??? :lol3 Great report.. When are you heading Stateside max??
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Looks like a great ride... ya... this report deserves hi-res pics!!

    How did you turn your blue seat into black on your X? What did you do? :ear

    Thanks for posting :thumb
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  6. GB007

    GB007 Been here awhile

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    Thanks all! Next time I'll put on larger pictures, I'm new at posting pictures at this site...

    Hey MaxCool, you are certainly welcome! Come over to America and ride with us!

    My seat turned black after going through the first stinky, deep mudpuddle, now it's black! :evil I guess that mud was permanent ink or something...

    The whole ride was a lot of fun! :rofl Too short, I'm back at work...
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  7. smokejr

    smokejr n00b

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    Looked like alot of fun, that beach is awesome
    looking, so pristine.
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  8. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    I met a guy while I was down during the 1000. I wonder if it is the same guy. His name was Joaquin and he was on a blue 400. If you happen to talk to him, and it is him, tell him hello from the guy on the elefant.

    -John
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  9. GB007

    GB007 Been here awhile

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    It's probably you! Joaquin told me on the way about a guy doing the Baja on an Elephant!!! Small world! Joaquin's blue DRZ400 has a coyote tail on the back... here he is... I'll let Joaquin know... Boath Joaquin and his wife Dana are very nice people!

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  10. bongodave

    bongodave Fixing Stupid

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    Awesome!

    I'm a jealous, bitter man....:cry
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  11. Dave37

    Dave37 Been here awhile

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    Looks like you had a great time! Some pretty good action shots too! :clap
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