Uno Mas BAJA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Alpha 1, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. duggram

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    No problem on the pics on an iPad, just turn it sideways. They look great and the comments are good.
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  2. Drybones

    Drybones Fish bones are on my truck seat cover, too

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    Seems like pics taken in landscape orientation work best.
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  3. Alpha 1

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    Day 5 ciudad constitucion to la Paz Feb 13.
    Yesterday I noticed the water pump that was rebuild just before I left for this trip was starting to show a little oil around it. This morning when I checked it there was more, not that it’s spewing out but quite a bit around the pump. That along with my tracks (gpx file) are not showing up on the map for this section on my gps for some reason had me thinking of bagging my planed route through San Evaristo. And just blasting down the hwy to La Paz or turning around And heading back up not being sure of how big of a deal the oil leaking around the water pump is.
    I spent a good part of my evening building a new track on my gps. Got up this morning and called my dealer to find out about the pump my worry was that if the motor oil is pressurize at the pump shaft it could turn in to a issue where the oil is pumped out of the motor. I waited until 9 and called them The dealer assured me that that was not an issue and just check the oil level regularly. So off I went took a route just a few miles out of ciudad const. and head to San Luis Gonzaga easy ride the road was good Other than feeling a bit weird about being out there by myself all was good as I passed the small rancho’s and community’s people either waved or looked at me like I was a alien beautiful rugged country. It really quite amazing dry desert then a stream with birds and small fish horses cows goats Then nothing until you drop in to the next canyon
    The next canyon more rancho’s and estuaries For most of the trip over there had been car tracks on the road then that stopped only animal tracks on the road. Kind gave me a real feeling of being alone. My track I built last night was pretty on. Only had to back track twice and only a a short distance, so many roads out there. Made it to where I got the first look at the Sea of Cortés it’s quite a drop to the ocean really the only bad part of this road a couple miles of baby heads steep and loose
    Took my first dirt nap of the trip. Front tire tried push a large baby down the hill instead of rolling over it. Pretty low speed tip over my foot managed to stop the bike from slamming the ground got a bit of a sprained ankle out of it. Made lupe and Maggie’s had the best fish tacos ever. A couple Pacifico’s talked with some folks who anchored there sail boat in the bay. hit La Paz got a room at La Perla and made it to tailhunter for dinner. looking back at the day not sure I’d do it again solo But Glad I did.
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    Pics still sideways.....but lovin the report!! Thanks
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    Ya. Not sure why all the pictures were Taken with my iPhone no change in orientation posted the same pics on my face book not having the issue there. ?
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  7. Drybones

    Drybones Fish bones are on my truck seat cover, too

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    It looks to me like the only iphone pics that are not sideways on this forum are taken with the phone held horizontal
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  8. Alpha 1

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    All of the pics were taken the same way,The compadre trail was the same as day 2 they were all good until the pic of coco then for some reason they changed.
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    Day 6 La Paz, Los Barriles to cuidad constitucion Feb. 14
    Wasn’t sure where I was going to end up when I left today but knew I would go down the cost road to Los Barriles , while trying to decide about the day I thought I’d ride out to tecolote beach. It’s a great place to loose a day, but not much happening there this morning so I headed over towards the road over the mountain to Los Barriles if you get a chance do this it had absolutely stunning views. The road is fairly easy a couple of spot were its steep and rocky. Had Fish tacos at Smokey’s , 2nd best of the trip. Made a decision that was far enough south and hit the hwy north, man I wish I had a set of super moto tires on. Great road back to the junction on the way to la Paz. Fueled up and figured I’d make it back to ciudad constitucion
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    Kind of weird the first photo I took with the iPhone on its side
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  11. liv2day

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    Man, I love Baja; reading the various locations of where you've ridden and visited brought back wonderful memories of my one (and only thus far) trip down there in '18.

    One place I wish I would have visited/camped at is Agua Verde - south of Loreto. Not sure what your route north is, but it sounds like a place not to miss if you're in the vicinity.

    Good on you for heading down there to do the ride, it's such a fantastic place. Looking forward to following along for the rest of it :-) :-)
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  12. duggram

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    Hey thanks for the tip on Agua Verde. I'll be going near there on the way down in March. My tracks are filling up fast but I want to see anything wisdom suggests.

    I never had time for Baja until I retired. That was a galactic mistake!
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  13. Alpha 1

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    Day 7 Ciudad Constitución to San Ignacio Feb. 15

    Off to check out the whales at Puerto Adolfo López Mateos, got there early there is a 10 peso fee to enter the facility, very nice visitors facility only a few years old. Got on a boat with only 3 others it cost a bit more per person but was nice to have some room as they try to feel up the boats and most of them go out fairly packed. A couple from Cabo and a nice young lady from Veracruz who had traveled here by her self to see the whales
    The number of whales in the bay is just amazing not sure the how many but there were times they seemed to be all around us, lots of baby’s. Thought the boat captains did a good job of getting you out to them with out harassing them.
    Headed north to scorpion bay had some tacos and bought some gas any headed for San Ignacio, had thought about back tracking to Agua Verde or going up to San Javier but decided on heading north, 3 hours of dirt roads to pavement then into San Ignacio just at dark. There out there now doing repairs to the washed out places on the dirt road north of town went past 3 different crews working on them.
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    Day 8 San Ignacio to San Quintin Feb 16.
    Met a group of adv bikers from Utah at rice and beans , the moto skiveez guy.
    Not a lot to report just knocking out miles today. Stopped at Mama Espinosa’s and then got a room at the Old Mill.
    Could have spent a bunch more time in the center of the peninsula but some things have come up at home and need to go deal with them.
    Can’t get pics to load so will try later when I’ve got better WiFi.
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    Thanks for all of your posts. You do seem determined. That is a long jump, about 350 miles. I did Vizcaíno to El Rosario, 280 miles and was putting my stove fuel in my tank because I'd been on reserve seemingly a long time. I got a room at Mama's. I ordered the chili relleno for dinner and was pleasantly surprised to see that chillies were stuffed with sauteed shrimp rather than cheese. Great place and I read somewhere that the profits from Mama's go to support a local orphanage.
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    Day 7 pics whale watching and Scorpion bay
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    Day7 Scorpio bay to San Ignacio FB836CA4-9344-4835-B40F-E8D27E004413.jpeg 2BAF5842-EAD6-452B-AD18-BB06CC9AAF2A.jpeg 5B837D46-ED9A-47DB-B201-4B06C6615ADA.jpeg
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  18. duggram

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    Wow, you are eating up the miles. Google says that is 437 miles. That's a long day. Hope you get home soon and safe.
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    clearly posted that after a few beers. San Ignacio is where I stopped.
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