Ruta Del Cakebaker or.....

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Motor 1, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Chuck & I go back for Burts bike and again feel the strength of the river.

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    Being the manly man I am :gdog, I decide it is too much work to walk Burt's bike across & just ride. :pynd

    Waaahhhh Whoooo!! :lol3:norton


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    Yep, I'm too cool...........:bmwrider

    Now I call for "Chuuuucckkk" in a high girly kinda voice! :lol3 Seriously though, I'm glad he grabbed the bike when he did. I had about 2 seconds left in me! :eek1


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    Even with the two of us & then Burt grabbing on, we could barely move the bike. Chuck & I could feel our feet going deeper in the sandy/gravely bottom! A really big/nice mexican grabbed onto the front and helped us pull it the hell outta there! Mucho Gracias amigo. :D


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    Of course, after all the close calls & being soaked from the waist down we were still having fun! :rofl
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  2. Bgunn

    Bgunn Posible mañana

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    Good stuff there Rick. Nothing better than a old fashioned water crossing..:lol3

    Enjoying your collage of the different rides..:clap
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  3. Live2Ride

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    Good stuff indeed Rick. :freaky When ya coming back up here?
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    You guy's are my heroes!!!!! :clap
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  5. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Good to hear from u Burt & Tim, not sure when I'll get out West again.
    How was is at Coco's?
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  6. Bgunn

    Bgunn Posible mañana

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    Had a good time at Coco's. Starting to feel like a second home. Seen him 3 times in the last month. Took a starter down for his quad and wound up in Cabo. Get out our way again stop in.

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  7. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks SVPilot, were just a bunch of old guys looking for fun & some adventure:1drink:lol3
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  8. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Hey Brad, just realized that was you & not ur Dad! :huh:D Believe me I would love to try & hook up w/ you guys in Baja again!
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  9. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    OH NO!................. Not another water crossing! :eek1

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    Fortunately, there was this nice big, smooth bridge! :)


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    Just some random shots on the way to a town called Choix (pronounced Choy).


    Below is not Choix, just an obscure town pretty much in the middle of nowhere.


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    We rarely see any traffic. Every so often a truck taking supplies to one of these out of the way villages.
    Sometimes the Tara Humaras (kinda means earth humans), an indigenous people, that 'run' from place to place.
    They are a shy people.

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    Incredible beauty here.


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    We had just come from these roads u see here, below & above pic. We are lucky guys! :D


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    The roads we traversed were a mix of 1st & 2nd gear (didn't get too many pic's of that stuff). And, some great 3rd, 4th & 5th gear stuff.

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    Again, Chuck is fun to ride with! :)


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  10. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Not too many pic's from here to Chiox. This little Tienda we stopped at for a break was out in the middle of nowhere. The folks there were very nice and fun to talk with. It was getting dark & the saying goes,"Do not ride Mexico at night"! There is many a good reason for this. :eek1


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    Losing daylight fast.

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    So of course I run out of gas. Yes, in the damn creek! :lol3 I was carring a 1 gallon gas jug w/me. We did get stuck out at night (no pic's from here to Chiox). Burt had a tip over in the sand. Finally, we found a motel (thought for sure we might be camping this night). We all had gear in case we got stuck out in the bush somewhere.

    Not too bad of a place to stay & only about $10.00 per person! :)


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    Was nice to wake up to the cookie trucks in the morning. :lol3 I made a coffee on the balcony & kinda watched the morning come about.
    (The above & below blurry pics are from my camera slowly dying).


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    Pic doesn't show much but it was a beautiful morning. I roamed around the streets a bit taking random shots of the town.

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    I was able to roam around a lot in these obscure little towns and quite enjoyed it. The smells, sounds and sights are so different from Norte Americana it is refreshing in some ways. The people always seem to have smiles & can be engaging.


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    We repacked and rearranged stuff & got back on the road. It would be pavement for the next couple of hours.
    We were now looking for a more populated town called El Fuerta.


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    Packing on these trips can be challenging. U really have to travel light yet make sure u have the correct items, ie......tools, camping stuff, electronics, cookies. :D
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  11. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    We slabbed it to El Fuerte, a bigger, kinda festive town, not too many miles from the Sea Of Cortez! :) (sorry for the big ass pic's, not good at sizing)!
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    We had a late breakfast here as we knew that we would not be finding anything much for awhile.


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    From here we are kinda heading in a Northernly direction and working our way to Batopilias (we hope). :huh
    Even though Chuck had been here a year and a half ago we had no gps tracks or a map that showed the way.
    Chuck was relying on memory and knowledge from the locals. :eek1 :D


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    We had a great time riding some of these roads
    (before we got to the 1st & 2nd gear stuff). Now, don't get me wrong,
    the slower roads can be fun & challenging.
    It is just nice every now & then to just 'haul ass' as fast as u dare! :evil

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    And 'haul ass' we did! :D

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    Occasionally, we would come across these neat little villages. Sometimes there would be no one around........


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    ........and sometimes the whole town would come out to see the 'Gringo's Loco'! :norton:D
    They were quite taken with Chuck's 'Mapa Electronica' (GPS).


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    We were getting further into the bush when the road actually
    turned into a river/creek. It was interesting just plodding along
    wondering when the road was going to come back! :)
    Lots of fun


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    There were just these two trucks with us as we made our way through
    the water.....more 'traffic' than we had seen all day! :D


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    We are now pretty deep into the interior of Mexico. Gasolina is becoming a concern. :(

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    We finally get to a very small village, La Lajita. It was starting to get dark & unless we wanted
    to camp we would have to stay here.
    (I should mention that coincidentally,
    we all 3 had SPOT)! :D


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    We found gasolina here. They charged almost $10.00 per liter!!! :huh:mad?


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    They had this "hotel". Common bath, no electric, smelled like a urinal, dogs, cats, chickens and
    roosters everywhere...
    .....we'll take it! :lol3 It was to be the most expensive
    place we stayed the entire trip! lol


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  12. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    PLESAE, excuse the profanity in the upcoming post! :pissed

    (below is an e-mail I sent to a good friend in Europe that recently rode through the Sahara Desert on some of the Dakar route in Africa)!

    Rod, I've been reading Salt & Gold (when it comes up)! :) Great pic's and text. I can 'feel' how tough that trip must have been! :eek1 I felt a little of that for a day or so in the bush of Mexico. Chuck asked me not to post the story of, La Lajita, so I'll mention it here (Chuck has obviously said it is now OK). :D We found this 'shithole' town and at first, were very glad to not have to spend the night in the muddy bush. This "hotel" was about 10 rooms, no electricity, one crapper and combined shower (no agua caliente). The crapper was nasty! I was surprised that we were able to get gasolina in this mud infested, dirty, drug town. Which explains why they had gas in the 1st place (which they sold us at a very high price). I know I am not the typical american/touristy/whiner that give americans a bad name and all the above was not really any big deal. However, a big dually truck rolled through just filled to the top with harvested marijuana! I don't think the top people in the town wanted us to see that. :eek1 Anyway, soon after, we had an escort/shawdow/asshole guy with a gun. :eek1 Kept bringing big buds of pot out to us. Another couple of guys with guns, stayed in the background not saying anything, just staring. I wanted to get out of there in a hurry. It was not to be. :( It was now night and the roads were 1st gear with a little 2nd gear on occasion, with water & mud everywhere (again, no pics). Then later in the night I heard:ear something out by the bikes. I noticed 3 guys w/little flashlights messing with the bikes. I popped out of the room & shouted, "HEY"! It startled the shite out of them! :lol3 The one guy says, "no problemo , no problemo". I said in my toughest, manly voice, "Si, NO PROBLEMO"! (Scared the crap out of me too)! :D Anyway, to say the least, my survival instincts were going nuts! As I went back into the room I was able to take notice of the two scary guys off in the distance watching us (I got good night vision)! :D Let me tell ya, that was a, 'sleep with one eye open', night for sure (I slept w/all my gear on, except helmet). :rofl Even the next morning, u could feel the tension/badness in the air. Chuck & Burt were also well aware of it (although I think they both slept like babies). :huh:D I was very happy to be riding out of that stinkhole! Ok then..........u guys have fun I'll keep sending pic's.

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    This is where we got our dinner. Pollo with pollo (chicken)! And for desert, pollo! :D We were able to get some coffee! Thank God for that! I love to have my coffee, being the spoiled american that I am. :1drink (methinks, this be the place Chuck got a bit of 'The Revenge', as a day or so later he would not be in the best of health! :( :puke1


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    After a restless, one eye open kinda night, we were up & out early. If u like mud holes, you'll like this place! (How'd I do explaining this place, Chuck)? lol


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    Now the roads get a bit more knarly :eek1 and fun! :D
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  13. Bgunn

    Bgunn Posible mañana

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    Great pics and report. Don't blame you for sleeping with one eye open.
    Want to be far away when a deal goes sour.....

    Looking forward to the rest..
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  14. CeeBee

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    GREAT report Rick! This is my impression of the cartel town the first time around. :evil Keep'em coming :freaky

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  15. CeeBee

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    Actually, I have to give credit to Sherry from Washington, she posted on Advrider that I wore out my riding buddies and needed another victim, and you responded. Don't ya just love Advrider and long lost friends. :clap
    Not a close up pic of Sherry but have quite a few buried in the archives, some where, just not uploaded - :huh
    Bet she wishes she was there right now!!
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  16. Bgunn

    Bgunn Posible mañana

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    Nothing like a human shield for the Gringo .....:lol3
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  17. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Oh great! We get 5 big ugly mexican guys with shiteaten' grins staring at us saying,"Chicken, chicken........:huh :lol3
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  18. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Some more little villages and some route planning. :huh
    I loved these villages. Especially the children. A lot of them have never seen 'gringos'.
    Especially ones that look like Power Rangers! :)


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    Oh Look! More pollo! lol

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    Cute little kid. She didn't quite know what to make of us! :D
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    We left that village hoping we were headed in the right direction. Was somewhat dicy but fun
    getting through here.

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    This guy was in the water & none to happy to get
    out of our way! :)

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    lIt's kinda funny, the sign below is bigger than the town it's directing us to! lol

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    We have been riding for hours and I just can't get enough! :) Absolutely phenomenal riding and country.
    Although at this point we are lost as hell! :huh:D

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    The terrain is neat insofar as it keeps changing.
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    Critters abound! And very unpredictable.

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    I was able to coast down some of these hills & hold the camera with my right hand and snap
    a few pic's. Trying to give a 'feel' of the road (didn't really work well). :)

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    Remember..........don't ride Mexico after dark! :eek1


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    It is a big concern riding at night in Mexico out here. U only have ur headlight and u only see what it's lighting up!
    There are places where the road just ends. And then a 60 foot drop!
    And u are far, far from any real medical help.
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    Again, the terrain changes.........
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    Burt and Chuck are great traveling companions. Good riders, don't complain about anything!
    And like me, feel blessed to be able to just be out here.
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    Now, u all are gonna give me grieve and poo poo what happened next. That damn cow/baby bull,
    come outta nowhere & must have WAPPED me! Cause, one minute I'm minding my own business
    and the next, WAPPA, on the ground pointing the opposite way I was going!! No skid/brake marks,
    no drift marks, nadda! Just WAPPA, face plant! :muutt
    Didn't hurt, picked up the bike and continued on my little merry way! :) Chuck & Burt never even
    knew I went down.
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    I was going the opposite way the bike is pointing! That bike has been down so many times!
    Keeps on going though! :ricky :lol3
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  19. Hylandspirit

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    :topes Sounds like alotta bull to me :rofl

    Great story.
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  20. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    We were trying to find a little town called Morelos. This is not it! :)
    We were lost again. :huh It's hard to explain in this writing but, there
    are no good maps of Mexico back roads.
    The locals sometimes can help but most haven't been out of their
    village/town and don't know where the roads lead.

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    The signs don't always mean what they say!


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    Somewhere around here we got a little separated from each other.
    I stopped here & chilled by myself for a bit. :1drink


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    No big deal, I like being in Mexico alone. :D


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