San Pedro Canyon, BCS....

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by gaspipe, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. True.North

    True.North Have bike wil travel

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    Wow thats a great ride, shows some good endurance and team work. Thanks for posting fellas.
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  2. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    That's without a doubt some of the best Baja scenery I've seen in any of your RR's :thumb
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  3. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Momentum is your friend

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    Yes that was me at the checkpoint just north of San Juanico, we only talked for a minute, hope you guys hade a great ride.
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  4. AHRMA17L

    AHRMA17L Been here awhile Supporter

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    What a forking awesome ride report! Another Gaspipe classic. I particularly like the details abut the ride and terrain.

    Keep it up...and when can I tag along?
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  5. bravnug

    bravnug ESTEBANOS!

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    GP, thanks for posting as always. I add this to ever expanding library.

    BTW, 5 days to blastoff for my second attempt at the Pandilla ride!

    Dan
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  6. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Great ride report & pics Gaspipe, thanks!

    I did that loop, or rather, that loop did me Feb 26! Got thru with no falls or flats, but I was just hammered!

    Before hurricane John, the rancho road down the valley was no problemo.
    I cannot overstate how rough, tough and blown-out that section is now, as you have confirmed. Tormento Julio last summer did it no favors either.

    One of the top three toughest sections I've done in baja Sur!

    I will ride it again before (or when) I die!
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  7. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    Tim, my brother Estevan and I will probably join you on a tour next time. I looked at possibly going with your tour instead of trucking down and goofing around with Bruce et al, but decided against it and trucked it 3,000 kms - again. We enjoy spending the time prepping our bikes, and riding the hell out of them.

    Seeing as how you guys take routes like this changes my perception of your company somewhat, and tours in general. I think to simplify logistics and maximize riding, my next trip to Baja may be on one of your tours. It's fast and cheap for me to fly to San Diego from here in BC.

    I'd rather spend my time away from the family riding, rather than driving my truck for 4 days.

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    Cheers, and thanks for reading.

    Pablo
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  8. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    Must have been your tracks we saw in the arroyo. Looks like 1 or two bikes had gone through just before us.

    What are the other two? :ear
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  9. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    :clap Loved the report & pics. So similar to the ones I took on My January Baja trip. I loved the San Pedro Canyon. That was one of the best days.
    Thanks for the report & memories.:D
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  10. mkp

    mkp Atacama Desert

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    Nice pictures and a complete ride story, really enjoyed reading.
    That place looks like San Pedro of Atacama, Chile, Southamerica.

    Best regards. :clap
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  11. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in Supporter

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    I missed a Gaspipe baja ride report? ;huh2. I am slipping. sorry. I'd did 20 push up as pennance.

    :thumb :bow
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  12. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul

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    Thanks for blowing the dust off!

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  13. mkp

    mkp Atacama Desert

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    Hi Gas_Pipe,
    Here go a picture from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
    Near the Salar of Atacama.
    Regards,
    Marco

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  14. captainmoto

    captainmoto n00b

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    Great Report.
    I want to make this ride part of a trip that we are doing in April. We are all on 450s with 3.2 to 4.0 gal fuel tanks. The distance from Mulege to San Ignacio is around 150 miles. Is anyone aware of a place to get fuel other than Mulege and San Ignacio.
    Also, has anyone done this route since Hurriciane Jimenez last September?
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  15. HWSNBN

    HWSNBN Banned

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    The Jackson Hole boys did it this spring I think. One told me that the road has been completely graded and partially relocated. Its as easy as pie, like any well graded road. Sort of a shame and a blessing all rolled up into one.:lol3 That day absolutely kicked my ass.

    You will be fine on gas, I wouldn't worry about it. Leave Mulege with full tanks and you ought to make it over with fuel to spare. I recall I only burned a gallon and a half or 2.
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