Baja Thanksgiving ride- By my self

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DEVO46, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Essbee

    Essbee Adventurer

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    Awesome, what an amazing place!
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  2. Junya

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    I like your report.
    Never been to Baja, yet.
    Boy your traveling uber light on gear, huh? i like it.
    Looks like we have the same bike/set up. Like mine a lot.

    Question. Are you using tubes or Bibs? All those cactus you point out... got me thinking
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  3. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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  4. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    Love the video! I would love to see what gear and spares you take, it does look like you travel lite. I'm getting mine liter each year but don't know that I'm in your class yet!
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  5. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    I just run regular tubes cary a front and rear spar and many patch kits, I also have a couple heavy duty 2" x3" patches incase incase I cut the sidewall of the tire-( has happened quite a few times)
    I can't believe I went the whole trip without a flat!
    I just have a tool belt and a pack, nothing strapped to the bike.
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  6. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    Window Rock- One of my favorite trails and places in Baja

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    Will's young and climbed up to the window, It's hard!

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  7. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    3/4 the way thru Window Rock trail, getting tired.
    That's cutting it close on getting a face full of cactus!
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  8. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    Amazing. Every time I ride Window Rock with friends that use tubes, there's at least one flat and usually more on just that ride alone. As a matter of fact, flats while riding Baja inspired me to try Tubliss and bib mousse to eliminate flats
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  9. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    What I carry, have been downsizing over the years.
    Carried a little more this trip because I was Alone!

    Lightweight water sandals, Lightweight pants that zip to short, tee-shirt, Backpack lightweight thermal, waterproof pack jack, spare waterproof gloves, spare clear goggle lens-
    Tooth brush, TP, rags, rubber gloves ,first aid kit, needle and thread to sew up bad cut-(Not Yet!).
    Complete tool kit in fanny pack- I use it at home for all my maintenance to make sure I have all the tools needed and nothing extra- (Aluminum and titanium).
    Front and rear tubes with patch kits, hand pump, CO2 pump. I've run mouses and tubeless, but tubes work, easy to fix, went 3 yrs without a flat somehow.
    Spare injector and CDI box- It is the only I can not fix? I have unplugged all the other sensors and it still runs.
    Electrical Wire, Safety wire, Heave gauge wire, 3’ long heavy Zip ties, various zip ties, small roll duct tape, water hose repair tape, electrical tape, large selection of spare nuts and bolts, some spare hoses, hose clamps, “O” rings, spark plug, 2 type of Epoxy, spar air filter and filter skins.
    Buddy tow- (Tow myself?)
    10’x10’ roll of heavy duty plastic and twine incase I need to sleep in the desert!
    Water, power bars, Beef jerky, 2 lighters.
    Multi tool pliers- on the belt of my fanny pack to pull thorns on the fly.
    That all fits in my Fanny pack and backpack, I think I can fix just about anything and have.
    1 gallon heavy duty plastic jug for gas, strap it on my tool belt when full on the back of my pack when empty.

    The trip went so smooth I did not any of it!
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  10. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    Awesome list, thanks for posting. good idea on the CDI box and injector...
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  11. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    End of day 3
    We take the long route over the mountains that ends up on a beach.
    Found this new place a couple miles from the end of the trail.
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  12. koa925

    koa925 Senior Stromer

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    great report , waiting for more
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  13. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    Really roughing it.
    We are in Bahía de los Ángeles Sea of Cortez.
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    View from our deck
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  14. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    Pretty amazing sun rises from that patio.
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  15. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    I stopped in there last year for a beer, super nice people. They gave me a tour of the whole place and showed me the different rooms, very clean and well kept.. You have me longing for Baja, headed to BOLA for a week of camping over xmas!
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  16. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    After 3 days of hard trails we were tired!
    So we decided to have a easy day and do a 80 mile loop back to our hotel.
    Until we found this wash!
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  17. zonth

    zonth Been here awhile

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    Baja appears to be a different sort of animal. You carry more stuff for the bike than your person! Awesome
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  18. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    Baja is brutal on bike's and parts, bike prep and spare parts are a must! We need an update before we fall off of the first page!!!!
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  19. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    We decided to hit this remote beach south of bay of La.
    I was smart enough to buy 2 beers at gas and wrapped them in a shirt, this was a good place to enjoy them.

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    Laid on the beach and fell asleep for a while, for a second I forgot where I was.
    It was pretty cool to realize I was about as far south I was going to get.
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  20. DEVO46

    DEVO46 Been here awhile

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    We had to take about a 15 mile sandy 2 track with built in berms, pretty fun! Back to the main road.
    Then 35 miles on a boring rough dirt road and had to stop for the sun set.

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