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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by bigtodd, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist Supporter

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    ^^^ Also perfect Baja ingenuity!
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  2. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    Stickers work in Colombia too.... IMG-20200208-WA0004.jpg 20200208_184910.jpg IMG_1594.jpg
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  3. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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  4. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    :lol3Be at Hacienda Napoles in a few days... IMG-20200208-WA0016.jpg btw.. loving this fuel injected Yamaha XT660R. Another good bike we cant get in the US.:dirtdog
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  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Parking in downtown Tijuana.

    We are staying at playas TJ in March & want to visit dt for some time.

    Has anyone parked at the big lot a Rio Cosco and walked/cab into the center? We are in a truck. Safe?

    Dropped pin
    Near Zona Río, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/MVZip5hd4MHtE77z7

    Debating this vs Ubering in and back to playas. The Cosco is easy access to the border highway road.
  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    What about crossing back on a Sunday?

    We are in Rosarito Saturday night.
    5pm flight from SD on Sunday.

    How much time to alot & which crossing?
    Otay, Tecate?
  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Some have wondered if Yamaha might build a XT700R next?
  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Any visit for the hot pools?
    It would be a day trip for us, not overnight.
    Are they warm enough?
    Worth it?

    Google reviews are all over the place.

    Rancho San Carlos
    Ave Rancho, San Carlos KM 01, 22880 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
    +52 664 324 8035
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/bktVrHWnx4MfM4Vx8
  9. radbrad511

    radbrad511 Incurable

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    Spent this week riding over 700 miles on my 450l in the Guadalupe Mountains west of Mulege. Today I dropped 2 gallons of gas near the ex Mission de Guadalupe turn-off so that I can make a solo attempt on San Pedro Pass.

    I made the ride 6 years ago and it is reported that the trail washed down the canyon and it is impassable. From the top you can see the Pacific and Sea of Cortez from the same spot. Spectacular and challenging ride.

    The 450l has been great, 38 mpg when riding a reasonable solo pace. No riding partner so, wish me luck!

    I may be returning late March if anyone is interested in getting in the truck, doing some riding and hanging out at the family seaside villa. Best if you like rocks,

    Wish me luck. Brad
  10. sharpie1

    sharpie1 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know a good safe place to leave a truck for 9-10 days near Tecate?
  11. MufflerBearings

    MufflerBearings Been here awhile

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    There are several pay lots near the point of entry. I've always used the last one on the right as you head south. It's a little tight and can be a challenge to navigate if you're pulling a trailer. $5 per day for a truck, $10 per day for a truck/trailer combo. I've left my truck there for up to three weeks and never had a problem.
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  12. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I have a couple of good places in San Felipe, if that would work
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  13. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    My go to parking spot is where the coffee shack is located ... directly across the street from the gas station and money exchange. Also $5 per day and never had a problem other than spaces are limited and no real space for a truck and trailer. There are a couple of new spots that have opened up about a 1/4 mile before town that are big open spaces. I've seen several tractor/trailer rigs parking there.
  14. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    I can save you some time and gas....We tried to go over from the Pacific side last April - Had a few friends re-visit a few weeks ago and it is still impassable up near the top.

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    Definitely not a place to be riding alone.
  15. radbrad511

    radbrad511 Incurable

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    Thanks Tim-

    Went this AM. Mulege to Guadalupe Rd. Found San Pedro Pass road with help of a local Rancher. Right from the bottom it was a bit to knarly for a solo 60 year old! Rode it about 6 years ago and a lot has changed. Walked up a way just to say I was there!

    Continued across the mountains to the back of Magdalena, some pretty rough and rocky sections but, FUN and no issues. Burned 3.3 gallons in 135 miles, about 4 hours from Punta Chivato including going to Mulege for gas and talking to Ranchers.

    Going to see how far up I can get when I have one of the boys to help pick me up! Great day of riding anyway.
  16. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    :thumb....That part of Baja never gets old and your down there at the right time of year.
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  17. photo2u

    photo2u Adventurer

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    Love this area. I would love to see it again.
  18. MufflerBearings

    MufflerBearings Been here awhile

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    Anyone want to ride some singletrack around Rancho Santa Veronica this weekend? I plan to truck my little 2-stroke down to RSV early Saturday morning, stay one night, and come home Sunday evening. Probably won't venture outside a twenty mile radius of RSV.

    I've only scratched the surface of the RSV trails on a way-too-big bike, so this will be a lot of aimless wandering and route finding on a more appropriately sized bike.

    Pic of smoker for attention.

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  19. dunc289

    dunc289 Been here awhile Supporter

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    There's a bunch of parking lots on the US side, we paid $14 for 2 nights over the weekend for car and trailer.
    Both were still there when we returned, but the facility isn't locked or manned at night as far as I could see
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  20. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    You and I need to exchange phone numbers
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