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Old 08-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #46
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The bridge is open and its pretty much paved to Gonzaga now, The entrance to Alphonsina's is gated now too, and is manned with a guard
Did they move the checkpoint to the new road? Where's Alphonsina's gate, out by the Pemex or back by the motel?

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Old 11-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #47
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Any updates on the road progress? I'm planning to ride from LA to Cabo San Lucas during Thanksgiving week. On the way back I was planning on taking Highway 5. I assume it hasn't been paved all the way to where it meets Highway 1 yet. How much of it is still unpaved? Will I be able to handle the unpaved portion on a Ninja 250?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #48
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Pretty sandy around coco's. It looks Ok as you enter from Chapala but gets soft.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:59 PM   #49
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Any new updates? Did you make it during Thanksgiving? I am organizing a trip for April/May again.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:49 PM   #50
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Any new updates? Did you make it during Thanksgiving? I am organizing a trip for April/May again.
Unfortunately because of time constraints, I wasn't able to do the detour through this road during my trip.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:16 AM   #51
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Any new updates? Did you make it during Thanksgiving? I am organizing a trip for April/May again.
Check here once in a while....
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=71627

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Old 01-27-2014, 07:57 AM   #52
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The pavement ends at the pemex station in Gonzaga Bay-went thru 6 days ago.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:28 AM   #53
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The pavement ends at the pemex station in Gonzaga Bay-went thru 6 days ago.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #54
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Stay on the main road and you will be fine, not the side track which can be sandy at times. Lots of small rocks, but it's not that long until Cocos place and then all good from there until pavement starts.

Just went through last week - couple of guys with 1960's Harley's tried the road but turned back
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:42 PM   #55
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Pavement sucks.

Pissed off that the road is paved now to Gonzaga. This just means that we have to head farther and farther down to get away.

San Francisquito is the new Gonzaga!
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #56
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The pavement ends at the pemex station in Gonzaga Bay-went thru 6 days ago.

That means they are paving a mile a month. I was through 2 months ago during the Baja 1000 and the pavement ended at Papa Fernandez
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:19 AM   #57
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I spent this past weekend at Gonzaga Bay. The finished pavement officially ends at Papa Fernandez's and they are grading and oiling the road for about the next two miles, which is to say, about a mile past the Pemex.

The guarded gate to Alfonsinas is next to the Pemex. I tried 3 weeks in advance to get a reservation via email but Alfonsinas was booked solid. They are adding more rooms and making other improvements to Alfonsinas in anticipation of the increase in patrons. I spent the day drinking beer on the beach in front of the hotel and it was busy with tourists. Not the hot, dusty, sweaty, "I can't believe I made it" desert rats I am use to seeing but the fat, pink, sweat stain on my Tommy Bahama shirt Americans that have never ventured this far south before.

For my taste this is not good news.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:01 PM   #58
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:03 PM   #59
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Yeah the place feels totally different now. Completely different vibe. Seeing that asphalt running right past Rancho Grande got me kind of bummed out. Lots of tourists milling around as well. Glad I was able to enjoy it years before the road.

On another note, San Francisquito is in a pretty bad state of disrepair these days. The palapas are about to collapse. One had been kind of rebuilt and looked ok though. They even put windows in it. The first 40 miles of the road from BoLA to SF was torn to hell as well. Guess they have had some recent races go though

Stopped in at Pancho's place and talked with him for quite a while. He seems to be getting along pretty well, but he's always been super friendly and talkative. He said somebody had just died at San Francisquito, there were police, ambulance, etc. When we got to SF and asked about someone dying, they said yeah, that was about 2 years ago. Pancho must have got his dates mixed up.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:27 PM   #60
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Rode from Bay of LA to San Francisquito on jan22.My gps rook a dump out there from the vibration.Tried part of the green door trail.Got to that rancho and lost the track.Went back out to the road and on the San Francisquito.Stopped and talked to Poncho for awhile-sometimes baja isnt just about being a wannbe racer.He seemed healthy.We had a conversation about raising chickens for food out there-it doesnt work.The #1 thing San Francisquito has gong for it is the beach-It needs alot of work.They could at least put all the cabins back together and fix the showers.
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