Baja California Mexico, Compadre Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Mexicali, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Mexicali

    Mexicali Been here awhile

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    Unless I took a wrong turn, it's actually 132 K to Ojos Negros.
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    The locals said, "todo durecho," or just go straight, but sometimes there's a fork in the road.
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    No worries, upon closer inspection, it appears that the trail has adequate signage.
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    Close to the top.
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    Civilization! Never, ever have I been so happy to find pavement.
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    I wouldn't recommend that anyone else solo this ride on a big GS. The road may not look bad in the pics, but it is very challenging, with frequent sand, huge washes, deep, deep, gullies, uphills, downhills, and lots of rocks.
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  2. matthewg123

    matthewg123 Adventurer

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    "I wouldn't recommend that anyone else solo this ride on a big GS. The road may not look bad in the pics, but it is very challenging, with frequent sand, huge washes, deep, deep, gullies, uphills, downhills, and lots of rocks."

    reinforcing my thoughts of using my 1992 DR440 for this trip rather than the 2001 R1150GS!
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  3. Mexicali

    Mexicali Been here awhile

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    Definitely the DR 440 if you are going solo. There just isn't much of anything or anyone out there and the consequences of crashing and not being able to get the bike back up on two wheels are severe. I maybe passed two ranchos and three vehicles. I didn't take any pictures of the rough stuff because I was too busy navigating that big beast through the gullies and ruts. Good luck with your adventure. :)
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  4. matthewg123

    matthewg123 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the tips! What tires are you running on the GS?
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  5. Mexicali

    Mexicali Been here awhile

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    Bridgestone Adventure Cross AX 41.
    They barely had 200 miles on them.
    No issues with grip.
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