RE: Crossing in Mexicali and going down Mexico Route 5. Guys...while I agree this is a superior route...fish tacos at Alfonsina's in Gonzaga is worth it alone. But...think about the 10 miles of good dirt from Gonzaga to Coco's and then another 30 miles of barely doable dirt on a street bike. If you're comfortable doing this at 10 miles an hour...it's worth it. Going Mexico Route 1 through Tijuana is very congested and Ensenada is nothing special. The only positive to this route is you will ride through the "Rock Garden" near Catavina and you will miss this if you go Route 5. Might be better to keep all the bikes on pavement...just saying.