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Old 04-20-2009, 09:14 PM   #16
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Bay Of LA to Lorreto

Sorry for the delays, seems like every place I stay has internet issues, mainly speed or timeouts...




Anyhow, when I arrived in Bay Of LA, the 2 Americans I ask about accommodations mention where there staying, and say there are a bunch of bikes there. So great, I go there. Don't remember the name of the place but its right on the water toward the southern end of the main street.

So when i pull around to the side this is what I see.





This is an organized tour ran by a company out of Dan Diego. The owners last name is anderson, I think. Real nice guy. Chatted with him for about 10 minutes. Invited me San Francisquito witht hem, I declined as I wanted to get south.

Most of the riders were real nice guys. Were interested in the GS. Were intrested in me doing this alone.

Had a few drinks, snapped some pictures hit the hay, it was a long day.














The support truck for the organized ride.



The backsied of the Inn.









Well I start to get itchy and so Like this guy I wanna get going:






So today is asphalt. One thing to say is that Mex1 and the road to/from Bahia LA are nice. Narrow with very little shoulder, but in good shape with lots twist in them, I wonder how the GT would do down here.



Picture levaing Bay of LA, most take a picture of the Bay, mine turned out sucky.








pictures along the way









Arrived in Loretto. Stayed here:






The bike in the courtyard:





SOme pics of the town:





Thes guys have the job of patrolling the intersection:










This buisness did a very good smoothy






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Old 04-21-2009, 02:03 AM   #17
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:50 PM   #18
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Onward to La Paz

Even though I met this wonderful girl in Loreto , it was time for me to get going.



So I take Mex 1 down, through Insurgents and Constitucion.



I decide to see whats in Insurgents, and I notice a few bikes getting repaired in front of a auto supply store. I figure I'll BS with them a bit. Well it turns out its Stickfigure. Funnything is it was his post about going to Panama via Baja that inspired me to go on this ride. Him and his 2 friends were out creating the material for this Ride Report, which based on an exclusive preview of some of the pictures over street vendor food promises to be good.

A picture of the 3 before they head north



And one with me in it:





Stickfigure gave me some advice on where to stay in La Paz, the Yenke Motel. I had planed to splurge on the Los Arcos, but he informed me it was closed. I wish them well and take off to La Paz.

When I arrive the Yenke they will not let me pull my bike in at night, it was to large, and I think they had another one there allready. Oh well. Stickfigure was correct, the Los Arcos is closed. Looks like they wanted to go Condo, or are having labor problems. Notice the boarded up front door.







I find this place, a bit pricey. Notice my bike behind the gate.



My room from the outside, lower floor.





I tool around La Paz, and the next morning woke up tired, so I stayed an extra day. Pictures of my 2 days in LaPaz.

Sand sculptures















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Old 04-27-2009, 09:55 PM   #19
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East Cape road to Cabo Plumo

So I decided to leave La Paz, and head to the Cabo area. I thought I might stop at Cabo Plumo for the night and SCUBA dive, or at a minimum have some fish tacos out at the restaraunt.

The route:



So I take this dirt road. I now reduce the air pressure to about 22 lbs. Seems like its easier to drive, so all these people on ADV really know what there talking about.




Arrive here:



At his restaraunt:





And ate these fish tacos:



Enjoyed these views







I then watched these guys hunt for sashimi.







Anyway the diving was not good 'cause it was windy so I just moved on to San Jose Del Cabo, another 30 miles or so down the dirt road.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:57 PM   #20
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Looking good! Keep it coming!!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:13 AM   #21
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Just did this on the way up to SF from Guadalajara!!!! didn't go down from la paz to cabo though, went straight north, but perfectly recognized your loreto pics.

If you come down further south you can take the ferry from La Paz to topolobampo, 6hrs and then you have some great riding south, especially the south of Mexico.

If you need something while you travel in Mexico, let me know.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:37 AM   #22
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Just did this on the way up to SF from Guadalajara!!!! didn't go down from la paz to cabo though, went straight north, but perfectly recognized your loreto pics.

If you come down further south you can take the ferry from La Paz to topolobampo, 6hrs and then you have some great riding south, especially the south of Mexico.

If you need something while you travel in Mexico, let me know.
Already home, but uhm really looking forward to my next trip, and definitely going to the main part of Mexico
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:45 AM   #23
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Yeah I made, Cabo is a tourist Trap.

So I made it to San Jose Del Cabo, spent 1 night there. Its in a sense upscale Cabo. I checked into this overpriced hotel with to many kids by the pool and not enough bikinis , and left the next day for Cabo San Lucas.





So when I get to Cabo San Lucas, 25 miles down the road, I check into this place. I kind of like it. Was probabaly one of the more original Cabo Hotels, $67 US. Its a block from the Cabo Wabo and lots of action. Still only lasted a day.






Funny thing about Cabo San Lucas, and to some extent San Jose Del Cabo. As I travelled the length of the penisula and ran into Americans, for the most part there is something a touch more rugged, a touch more adventourus about them. In "Cabo" they most seemed to get off either a cruise ship or a plane with pants pulled up to there chest, oiled up and over tanned. I guess the word is just tourist. One such guy with a harley tank top and do rag, asked me if I just got here as I did not have much of a tan. I told him I road my bike from San Francisco. He just stared at me, realizing what a posuer he was and just walked away never looking nor talking to me again. Anyway, standard Cabo pix:







I actually kind of like this pic:







Token picture of the Marina.



If I ever come back here it will be to play stupid tourist. Time to leave:

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Old 04-30-2009, 12:52 PM   #24
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great reporting..nice to see more.....
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:32 PM   #25
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Boy- sure looked pretty quiet in Cabo!

Cool report!
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:20 AM   #26
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Boy- sure looked pretty quiet in Cabo!

Cool report!
For the most part these were early morning pics, i.e. 9:00 am. IN the afternoon there were quite a few more people up out and about.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:49 AM   #27
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What was the name of the Inn at the Bay of LA?
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #28
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What was the name of the Inn at the Bay of LA?
I'm think it was this place, if not it was adjacent.

Guillermo's Sportfishing, Hotel & Restaraunt
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:26 PM   #29
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Always time for another baja RR. Thanks for the pics Amigo...
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:42 AM   #30
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Heading North.

So I left Cabo, with the idea of seeing a bit more of the Pacific side, Scorpion Bay and maybe Bahia de Tortugas. In the end, I saw neither for both good and bad reasons, but more on that later.

Stopped for Breakfast in Todos Santos



What I like about these small places is that the food is very fresh. As an example while i was eating here, a farmer blows the horn of his truck, the owner comes out grabs some fruits and vegetables, with the vines and or dirt still on on the produce....

I checkout Todos Santos and move on.

I head through La Paz and on the way to Ciduad de Constituciaon (sp?) It gets hot, very hot. my temp gauge reads 100 at times. Gotta love my Camelback bladder. I stop for gas at Constituciaon, get some water. Its getting to be about 3:00 pm, its hot. I grab the Moon guide and figure I'll drive 20 miles west to the pacific, Port San Carlos where I hope it will be cooler. WHen I arrive the town is a fishing town with not much to look at, but a few nice hotels and a couple nice restaraunts. Its about 20 degrees or more cooler. I stay here. I think I'm the only one at the hotel.



That night I have scallops cervechie, it was delicious.

At this point I decide the next day 'ill head up to Scorpian Bay. Then to Saint Ignacio. Now the Moon Guide says the road between the 2, is for skilled 4 wheel drives. Also, lots of intersections so you should take someone who knows the area. Although a few others have told me the estuary road is great hard pack. I put out a call on ADV but do not get a response.

IN the AM I get up and head up the highway. For some reason not knowing the road, starts to get me nervous. I dunno why. So I'm outside CIduad Insurgents on the secondary highway and there is a detour. A sandy detour. I'm on it and out of the nowhere some car comes barreling along in the sand, sliding and slipping and barely avoids me. I stop and let them pass me. I look down and I'm at a funny angle on a downward slope into a big pile of sand. I think, I can straighten this thing out before I hit the sand, and next thing, boom the bike is down. So my second chance to get a pic of the bike down, but I look up and 2 cars are coming and I'm blocking traffic. Next thing I know 2 mexicans are getting out to help up with the bike, not sure I needed the help, but they are very nice people.

At this point I'm a bit shaken. And with my nerves ealrier I decide forget Scorpian Bay for today, I'll do the Yerts in San Ignacio, and see what kind of road report I can get there. SO its back to highway 1.

Its hotter than yesterday with spikes to 105, put at 75 mph the GS is staying OK temp wise and just eating up the road.

As I get closer to the Sea of Cortez, it gets more tolerable.

Some more pics:





Outside Loreto, yep you guessed it, fish tacos.





Excellent Salsa, and I forogt the food porn of Fish Tacos:




THis couple saw me taking pics and offered to take one of me. I told them my plan about San Ignacio, and Scorpian Bay, and they said no problem. They also gave me a recomendation of a decnet little guest house in the heart of San Ignacio.



More pics of the ride to San Ignacio.










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