A week in Baja, Got as far a Mulege, 3 old DR350 and an XR650

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  1. Ratman

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    <P> Those bikes might be the most reliable bikes ever made. We had three months to get them ready. It would take all of that. :evil

    <P> Pretty picture tease....few miles south of La Rumarosa Baja
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    Don Goldston, from Co and this report, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974055
    hadn't had enough Baja and began talking up another trip. In Jan we decided to go, for 8 days, in early April. It took all of those 3 months to get the bikes ready. Oh and the other bikes would be riden by Mike D and Don's twin brother Dan from SC.

    <P> Left to Right, Mike, Dan, and, Don (25 miles south of San Felipe at Campo El Virgel). Mike's the only ungeezer among us, so if you're looking for pictures of wheelies, move along now. :rofl
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    Ok, you know the bikes and riders. The plan was for Dan and Don to fly in get the bikes loaded and drive down to my house in Oceanside Ca from Tujunga Ca, and then go on to Tecate for the assualt on 'The Baja'.

    <P> All that happened on schedule last Friday and Saturday the 3rd and 4th. As I waited the arrival of the boys that Saturday, I went out for gas, and a pic at the beach to kill some time.
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    <P> The gang showed up at 9am, and the adventrure began. Mike's on the white tank kickstart DR, Dan's on the Kickstart XR650, Don's on the Blue tank DR, and I'm riding the bike with a red gas can and tank paniers.
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    <P> My history in Baja goes back 60 years when my dad took the family camping in Baja at Punta Banda (La Bufadora) below Ensenada when I was 14. At 74 now, I been to Baja more than a 100 times I estimate. Still lots that I haven't seen, though

    <P> I must like the place. You can nearly alway find free camping, and have a campfire anywhere you are. Can't do that in the states anymore at most places. Relatively no intrusion from 'The Man' once you get past the border towns. Freedom, that's it, When my time comes, I won't be sorry, for I don't like where the world is going.

    <P> ...........but enough of that, let's not hijack to world problem.

    <P> We were gassing in Tecate before 11am. Money was exchanged, and them as wanted insurance got it.
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    <P> Next stop would be Rancho Santa Veronica. STA Veronica is 25 miles from Tecate and is an off road haven of motel/camping and bar/restaurant. It is the best that Baja has so I needed to show it to the Don/Dan team.
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    <P> We were in time, still, for the breakfast Buffet....all you can eat, don't you know.
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    <P> I'd forgotten that this was Easter weekend when I choose the ride dates so Sta V was very busy as was every thing else thru Sunday, but then it was back to normal Baja.

    <P> Back on the bikes....
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    <P> We went back to the pavement (hwy 2) and a few miles further east to La Rumarosa to catch the dirt road south that goes thru the piney tree forest past Laguna Hansen (dry now).

    <P> Don discovered the hard way what happens when his mesh riding pants catches on a foot peg as he comes to a stop. I had to be quick to catch the picture. :freaky
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    <P> Did I say, the weather was nice? 80 degree, just a little wind to keep the dust at bay. Don looks for that pesky snag....once located a bit of Gorilla tape across the gap and Don was all smiles from then on....well mostly.
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    Let me post this before I lose it...more soon.
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  2. Toy4AK

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    I'm in, looks like a great time.
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  3. Rubbernecker

    Rubbernecker Been here awhile

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    Subscribed seems like this is going to be a great trip. Good bike choices.

    Need a close up of those bmx high bars on the dr or whatever style they are. Sweet!!!
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  4. Ratman

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    It was a good trip, Rubbernecker. I'll try to do the TR justice. There are breakdowns, crashes, and everything that makes it an adventure.

    The bars are simply an 8 inch riser set made from bending some Nighthawk bars at a near 90* at the triple clamps and then again at the next bend to flatten them out some at the next bend near the grips....then weld in a strong crowsbar. Don't think you can buy anything like that already made...

    IMO, you need the crossbar to make them strong enough for DS.
    The 8" is enough so that I can stand on the pegs and stll hold the bars with out bending over or bending my knees. Geezers don't do either of those things well. :evil Had to re route the clutch cable a bit.

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    <P> The ride from La Rumarosa to Hwy 3 is Baja's best dirt road from a scenery standpoint. It was beautimus again this time. I'd never seen that yellow flower ground cover before. I don't think I got the best shots, but here are a few more.
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    <P> ...one of these should make a nice screensaver....if you are Baja nuts. :lol3
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    <P> ...and here's a pretty one.....for the ladys. Heh he
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    <P> We moved on south toward the pine forest of the park at Lagna Hansen. Our plan was to spend the night at MSR (Mike Sky Ranch). That would be a stretch for us. We first got into the bouldery scrub brush country.

    <P> ....If you get much farther east than the rocks in the distance you'lll be in the Laguna Salada desert at sea level.
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    <P> Look at that sky...prolly at about 4000 ft here 20 miles south of Hwy 3.
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    <P> ....approaching the little stream crossing with the concreted southbound side...
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    <P> I hadn't been thru here for 4 or 5 years, maybe more. An ace in the hole was to stop at the hotel/restaurate (Ponderosa just a few miles north of the park in the pine trees. We'd get something cold to drink, and who knows, maybe spend the night, if the place was full of mtn nymphs, dancing girls, or summat interesting.

    NERT!!
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    <P> I don't know when or why, but someone's great idea is going back to the earth from whence it came. We wouldn't be spending the night there.
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    <P> We traveled on to Laguna Hansen. The place was a mad house because of easter weekend with local folks.

    <P> The lake was dry of course....
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    <P> Dan and Don look at the lake for the first times.....even being from Co and SC, I bet it won't be their last time.
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    <P> We don't spend much time there as we are burning daylight. Mike moves out first...White tank DR
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    <P> Six miles away is Ramona's gas and, now, snack cafe.
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    <P> Frist time I was there was around '64. My first wife and Dad made a Jeep trip from San Vincinte up the Caluntura trail to Via Trinidad. It's a regular route today, but it wasn't then.

    <P> Anyway Ramona was selling gas at her place in Aserado (used to be a sawmill) then, and we were happy to find her there. I asked a gal in the cafe if Ramona was alive today as I didn't seen her there. She gave me the no finger wiggle. RIP, Ramona, she made that part of the world a happier place.

    <P> Mike and I waited for Dan and Don....finger tapping began....I better go look for them. I found them with a big group of big bike riders just south of the L Hansen. They got drawn in by the activity of one BMW rider who was putting a tube in a bent front rim/tire. That's the trouble with tubeless in the dirt.

    <P> We got a coke back at Ramna, and moved on toward the next 15 miles and the first real sand the that Don and Dan woud encounter. Dan said that all those big bikes were headed from MSR for the night. We figured that they all prolly had reservations....maybe there were none for us. :eek1

    <P> That 15 miles went smoothly. Don and Dan passed the sand test and were eager for more. :freaky

    <P> Thinking back about that old jeep ride with my wife and dad.......the night before we got to Ramona's for gas my wife got a spider bite in the middle of her forehead that night as she slept. and the next day her forehead swelled up like an orange. She looked mongoloidal. Poor thing, I probably shouldn't have laughed at her. :evil

    ....on to Via Trinidad.......
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  6. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    In for this one. :clap

    Been craving a new Baja report ... thanks !!
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    Love me some Baja... I'm in.:clap
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  8. tday

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    I'm waiting for the fish taco pics !:freaky
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  9. BuffHunter

    BuffHunter Been here awhile

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    Thanks for writing all this up, Pete.

    I will try to scrounge up my pics.

    Don
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  10. reddesertwonderer

    reddesertwonderer Adventurer

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    Snowing here and waiting for the heat to show up. Great Photos!
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  11. MJS

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    That was our group at the cafe. Cafe belongs to Victor and Juanita (hope I got that spelled right). A few years back when I was passing through they were just starting the cafe build. I stopped to chat and ending up going to their home where Juanita cooked me up a proper home made mexican breakfast. I'm lucky to have gotten out of there without gaining 20 lbs. I always stop if the cafe is open and am never disappointed.

    You got a bit further south than Mulege, we say you last at Posada Conception. :evil
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  12. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    It was nice to meet you at coyote Cal's, Pete. Looking forward to the report!
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  13. Ratman

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    Post up some of your pics, Don. To youse other guys, Buffhunter is Don of the story.....and a true adventurer. Don is also a bow hunter and has taken a cape buffalo with an arrow. :clap I can't match that. :eek1

    Thanks RDW. I love pictures of the wide open spaces, and do my best to capture some of them.

    There were times when we wished we had some of your big bikes as we droned along the pavement at 60 mph. Our nasty dirt bikes were in their element south of LA Bay. We tried to stay in some of the easier stuff for Don and Dan....and me. :rofl

    MJS, did you see me tumble as I tried to push start the kickstart DR there at La Posada? Yeah we went another 5 miles south and then back to the Hacienda Hotel in Mulege.

    Me too, Haywood. I'll see you again, I bet

    ....and thanks to the rest of you guys for following along.
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  14. MJS

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    Yep, saw the tumble. Looked pretty scary for a minute until you got up. Saw you head south and then back north. I thought it was a bit late in the day to head to Loretto anyways.

    Those big bikes saw their share of trails. Lots of sand and beach riding with some rocky roads and technical stuff thrown in for good measure including Calamajue wash.
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  15. BuffHunter

    BuffHunter Been here awhile

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    MJS, did y'all do a trip report? I'd like to see your route!
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    In for both Baja and the DRs. Looks like a great trip. :freaky
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    In! Ratman ride reports rock!! :clap :lurk
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    dougc I still didn't do it!

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    Wish I'd been there...waiting for more. Thanks for the non-BS report. :D
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  20. Ratman

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    About 15 years ago, my wife and I did a week long bus trip from Phoenix down all thru northwest Mexico proper. As far south as Copper Canyon. We'd ride most of a day in a nice Mexican tour bus, and get a history lesson from our older Mexican tour guide.

    It was quite eye opening as the 500 years of time in the southwestern America's borders blurred as he spoke. I came away from that trip a lot more tolerant of our southern neighbors.

    As we rode toward Valle de Trinidad, little did I know that we'd have another gratifying experience in town. First we gassed up like we were going on to MSR.....but then, sleeping in the cold outside up there, if there were no rooms, had us deciding to stay in VT for the night, if we could find a room.
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    I didn't even know if VT had a motel, but the gas jockey gal told us about this place.
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    Edwardo made us welcome (note matching shirt), but he warned us that he wasn't renting rooms to anyone because they were having their annual family reunion tonight (Sat), and there would be music long into the night.
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    Music was supplied by loud car systems. It turned out that 60 percent of the attendees were from the LA area and spoke good english.
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    It sounded like a party to us. We got 2 rooms and Don went out for beers to compliment Dan's flask of Scotch, and we settled right in.
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    The taco shop next door (also owned by Edwardo) supply an ample supply of Tacos Adobados. Did I mention that Edwardo had his shit together. :freaky
    I'm guessing Edwards last name was Moreno.
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    The gal in shorts and a girlfriend were also part of the reunion. Later they came over to do shooters with us. They were from Riverside. It was a fun evening with our New Mexican friends.

    The Music didn't stop till 5am. Honestly, for my money, it could have stopped a bit sooner, but Edwardo had been honest with us.

    We had Huevos Rancheros down the street and enjoyed the kids playing with the goats across the street.
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    San Matias Pass
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    At around 8am we hit the trail for San Felipe. We'd try to get to LA Bay for the night. Somewhere along Hwy 3 we stopped for personal relief.
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    Those Mtns are at just over 10000 ft, and the Diable Dry Lake below is at sea level. That's one of the largest elevation changes in the world. The Mexicans have an observatory up there that I've never been able to locate from down below.....prolly could with binoculars.
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    Did I mention it was Easter Sunday? There was a solid line of cars going north out of San Felipe. The checkpoint at the 3 and 5 junction was a mad house, which got us just waved on thru going south.

    I knew San Felipe would be busy, and it was, so we just gassed up and headed south.....and that was the end of the busy part of Baja. It felt much better.

    Gas station at the traffic circle.....
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    And the other one across the street.... All 5 or 6 stations in SF were like that. We were happy to be out of town finally.
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    We stopped at Celos 25 miles south of town for something to drink and a butt break.
    From earlier....across from El Vergil...
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    I'd offered to make the guys a 'Dual Sport Touring Seat', but they all declined. This is an earlier photo, now I have fancy smancy camping straps and quick clips for fast, easy attachment.
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    ....then it was on to Alfancina's at Gonzaga....and the first fish tacos of the trip......
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