Nunca haremos un giro a la izquierda! (Mexico to the Translab ....)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Peter640

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    Incredible scenery!
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    Nice riding ... better if solo!!
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    The money shot from today ..
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    fasttortoise Smartest Idiot Here

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    Hey that’s me! What an unexpected treat to meet you guys.

    If anyone following has a chance to drink a beer with these two or host them I highly recommend it. They’re great company!
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    Thank you and the same back at ya!

    We’re def at Mulege tonight (Mon)
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    Last nights digs at San Ignatius (Kongs or Wong’s motel) south end of town just off highway! ... run by the lovely Manuel.

    Dig the groovy bed spreads! I sprayed the room for mosquitoes after having a disturbed night at Bahia de LA and nearly killed us!! I am sure the Mexican fly spray is actually Sarin gas!!
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    Beautiful old mission...
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  5. Wild Ginger

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    On the road again!
    Monday morning ride to Rosalie
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  6. Peter640

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    Morning Mexico! The road to Santa Rosalia!
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    The last 15 k of this road are incredible julie got some pics from the tail gunners seat! I was too hooked in to stop!!
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    Holed up in Mulege at this fantastic (a little above budget) Hotel Cassitas! Cerveza in hand and Bike in courtyard!!

    A few random pics from the last few days for you enjoyment!

    San Ingnatious ....

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    Our hi power shower!
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    Santa Rosalia ...
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    Yea first swim in the Sea of Cortez! And back to Mulege for Cerveza and Cards!!

    Mission Santa Rosalía at Mulege ...
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    Pic below Says it all really! We filled up tonight for 380 pesos and only had 280 and the card didn’t work! So the guy let us go home and get some pesos!! He didn’t even cut our hearts out and put them in our mouths!!
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    And the water is warm as well!! 56B4B8E7-0BE2-4108-95BF-E5BE8B9FFA7C.jpeg
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    Julie helping pack the bike!

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    We came for breakfast and left at 1530!
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    New friends!
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    Spent the day at the beach with new
    friends Scotty and Really (yes really!) ... snorkelling, swimming, jet skiing and loving the water ...
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    fasttortoise Smartest Idiot Here

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    These things are more fun than I thought!

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    Great coastal road!
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    Yep! Good to see you again on the road yesterday! Did you catch up with Scott and Really??
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    A bit of catching up to do! After an awesome day at the beach we ride into Loretto to find ourselves staying at a brew pub!! However did that happen!

    Nice spot!

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    Hotel 1697 highly recommended!
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    Love the coast coming down here ..
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    We bumped into Fasttortoise again! Nice to see you!
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    I sorted my tooth out this morning at a low cost Mex dentist! Charged me less than the excess on my insurance so I’ll take that as a win assuming it lasts!!

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    San Javier Mission ... cool ride up a neat road to get there in 103 degrees!
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    Inside was cool and very beautiful
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    There is a famous 380 year old olive tree behind the mission ...
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    We piled up the road behind the mission which looked good...

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    Emboldened by this I hit the water crossing on the way out a bit fast and we added a new water cooled fixture to us and the LH pannier!! Bugger!! Mrs Peter640 was not impressed!! A9A9D65B-6C5F-4C6A-9CBD-DBE4FE6B3401.jpeg
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    I think she still loves me and it’s my birthday tomorrow!

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    Trying to keep the rubber bits down!
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    Is this what you' uns call a "Fair Dinkum Billabong?"
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    fasttortoise Smartest Idiot Here

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    Ohhh did I! As soon as I rolled in they greated me like an old friend. We went for a ride around the bay yesterday.

    I couldn’t tear myself away from that beach until this morning. The couple in the green abundance were super cool also. It was like a beach family for a couple days :1drink

    I’m turning back towards LA so probably won’t see you guys again (this trip). Will be following your report with interest!

    Happy birthday! :rilla
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    Morning Baja! The coast road south from Loreto is very special!

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    Then normal desert service resumes interspersed with shrines and the odd police check!!
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    The first 120 kms were good then a yucky 120 kms. The run into La Paz gets a little better. The City was not a crazy as I feared just a big country town!!

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