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Old 01-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Best time of season to ride through Baja?

Hey all, I'll start with an intro. I'm a college kid from ND, have been riding my trusty GL500 for years and have been on a few great trips in the northern states but am looking for some more adventure!!

I've had the idea to take the beat to hell parts of route 66 all the way South, work my way down Mexico and ferry to La Paz. From there we'd (my buddy and me) work our way up the California coast and head west through NV, UT, WY, SD to MN.

So my question is, what would be the best month weather-wise to go through Mexico out of May, June, July or August?
OR, is riding through Mexico during the hot rainy season a bad idea all together?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Hey all, I'll start with an intro. I'm a college kid from ND
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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The best months are not summertime.
Do some research yourself for average temps.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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Hey lonerider, thanks for the input.
I realize summer probably isn't the best time to go down, but as I mentioned I'm a college kid so that's all the time I have.
What I'm looking for is information, from someone more experienced than me, on the best timing or if it is just a bad idea. Being from the North I have no experience when it comes to riding during a rainy season.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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my friend.... baja

best month for visiting us is before july this month it gets pretty ugly heat... you can try out the months of may or june or the first days of july....


good look, i live in tijuana.. thanks
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #7
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Given your time window(I'm a huge Mexico fan & just got back from Baja) I'd take in the rocky mtns for as long as your time & money holds out and do the west coast too if it's important to you & it is a neat area to ride. Plan around the time the highest elevations offer clear riding & camp & hike(to Really!!! see the mtns you must walk!!!) while there for sure. Skip Baja for those dates unless your into big fish at high boat prices. Memorial day on should get you most places in the mtns..
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help guys, I'll reconsider an extended trip through Mexico for this season. Can't wait to start my own Trip report on this great forum.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #9
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Given your timeframe, I suggest just doing it....whenever.
Yeah, it can get hot, but you'll deal with it and really enjoy the trip.

It's easy to get too picky about traveling.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #10
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I agree- plus you can expect the best riding in the higher/cooler elevations too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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I think the important part is to go. When you can go. As later in life you may not be able to get away so much.
So as soon as school is out, get on the road and go.
Don't hang around the border or any sketchy areas.
Don't get drunk and roam around the city at night.
But go when you can.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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How's mid-October? That's my next available "window" for riding down to Baja.

Am I correct in assuming that unless there's a hurricane around, the weather should be pretty nice then, and not too hot on the Sea of Cortez side?
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:12 PM   #13
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October can still be pretty warm on the Cortez side, but doable. July, August, and September can be downright oppressive. Think million watt hair dryer blowing in your face all day, and nights cool off to a chilly 95 degrees, but at least its humid.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #14
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Annual temps for Loreto:

http://weatherspark.com/history/3256...nia-Sur-Mexico

The Sea of Cortez side is always warmer than the Pacific side.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #15
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Hey all,
I've had the idea to take the beat to hell parts of route 66 all the way South, work my way down Mexico and ferry to La Paz. From there we'd (my buddy and me) work our way up the California coast and head west through NV, UT, WY, SD to MN.

Thanks in advance!
hey amigo, I am a little mix up here with your info. You will come on hwy 66 I think that finish in Los Angeles, then down Baja, but you mention Ferry to La Paz, so that means you are coming from Mainland Mexico.

Mexico has several differences in weather, so Baja will get hot, but "hot and cold" are relative terms, I get cold at around 60 F and need a light jacket, and I get hot at around 110F. either way there is the camelback that it is a life saver and if you freeze your water and have some of the ice blocks, well that will be a booster for you, even more that you are in the early 20's

As mention before, start as soon as you can. If you need anything I am in Ensenada BAJA and will be waiting! tacos, beer on me!

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