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Old 01-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #16
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Last March when we were at San Francisquito just at the "T" by the landing strip where you turn right to the restruant turn left.Just up the draw a local was selling gas out of a large above gound tank. that he kept in his shop. Keep an eye on him though,and make him pour the gas into a gallon jug first.He tried to short me.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:23 AM   #17
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Just an update here, we made it to San Fran, and they do have gas, even had dinner and breakfast! Also you can get gas from Pancho at San Rafeal. Camping was $15 beers $2
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #18
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Just an update here, we made it to San Fran, and they do have gas, even had dinner and breakfast! Also you can get gas from Pancho at San Rafeal. Camping was $15 beers $2


Great!. You got any pictures of the place handy? Sounds like it is back in good hands now.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #19
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Great!. You got any pictures of the place handy? Sounds like it is back in good hands now.

Throttle meister, I'll have to post pictures when I get back, I'm on my iPhone but the place is still really ran down. It was funny the kid running the place was spending most of his time on Facebook. They had sattelite Internet out there. It looked like his project list was pretty big! It is really nice out there though!
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:22 PM   #20
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Did you run the coast route from SF to San Ignazio ?
I am thinking of doing that route in March and was looking for an update
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #21
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Did you run the coast route from SF to San Ignazio ?
I am thinking of doing that route in March and was looking for an update
Stormdog, we did ride the route from SF to San Ignacio. we hit it on our way back so we rode it headed north. we didnt leave San Ignacio until around 1pm so we camped one night on a beach just south of the baja norte, sur line. this route was one of the highlights of the trip for sure. its about 140 miles, we got gas at El Barril then headed on into bay of LA. the route didnt have anything too hard, a few san washes and beach riding but was a blast. definitly a small bike route though!
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #22
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Here's a few pictures from San Francisquito, by the way Poncho is selling gas at San Rafael, gas and food in San Francisquito, gas at El Barril.

good catch at San Rafael!



Quin and Ponch!






we met up with two guys we met at the border, Daryl and James


Mark working on internet connections


Dinner time!


Pretty sure these are stingray taco's


This was my view from the tent the next morning




Daryl and James payed $40.00 for a cabana, we payed $15 to camp!
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:52 AM   #23
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Freaking awesome place out there, nice and lonely. That would make for an excellent adventure fly in with the little airstrip. Water still too cold for a swim I imagine

Beautiful photos of the bay
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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Freaking awesome place out there, nice and lonely. That would make for an excellent adventure fly in with the little airstrip. Water still too cold for a swim I imagine

Beautiful photos of the bay
yes, water was a bit cold, although I had to get in to wash all my clothes since by plastic flask holding my wiskey cracked and emptied all over my clothes! the whales were swimming through which was really cool, it was so calm you could hear them breathing!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:56 PM   #25
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Great pics.

There is a little rancho just east of the T that has gas. Don't remember the name, but very well kept
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Dozer, looks like we just had the same trip. Francisquito was outstanding. Yes, gas there and delicious fish tacos! We stayed 2 nights and, with a good book, would've stayed one more.

The ride south out of Bay of L.A.


Pancho "Roadrunner" at San Rafael...made great tacos for us


Almost to Francisquito


The lovely cabanas at Francisquito


The road to El Arco, before Racho Piedra Blanca, on the way out


The ride to Francisquito from Bay of LA is approx 90 miles. There's lots of washboard and some rocky sections that can rattle the bike pretty good. My buddy's newish GSA blew its rear shock on this section, so try to pack light and make sure your litrebike is in good shape.

Once in Francisquito, relish in the tranquility and simplicity of this remote place. You can really waste away here. The food is good and beds comfy. AM sunrises are epic, and the host family wakes up a bit late, so make sure to bring your own coffee apparatus. ;)



If you're interested in fossils, Howard at the south end of the beach might show you his secret fossil garden:




Just after Rancho Piedra Blanca, on your way back west to El Arco, there are some beautiful cave paintings called "El Carmen". Ask around for em.


Enjoy this very special part of Baja.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #27
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i was there about a year ago and you could get gas out of a container from the guy who runs the little camp...but i've heard he closed down. There are, however, two gas stations in bahia de los angeles and you should be able to get wherever you want on a full tank from there.

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:47 PM   #28
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Dozer, looks like we just had the same trip. Francisquito was outstanding. Yes, gas there and delicious fish tacos! We stayed 2 nights and, with a good book, would've stayed one more.

The lovely cabanas at Francisquito


The ride to Francisquito from Bay of LA is approx 90 miles. There's lots of washboard and some rocky sections that can rattle the bike pretty good. My buddy's newish GSA blew its rear shock on this section, so try to pack light and make sure your litrebike is in good shape.

Once in Francisquito, relish in the tranquility and simplicity of this remote place. You can really waste away here. The food is good and beds comfy. AM sunrises are epic, and the host family wakes up a bit late, so make sure to bring your own coffee apparatus. ;)
I'm making this trip next month. Looking at a map, are these cabins north of the airstrip or down by the south end?

Thank in advance!

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South end. Try to get there before dark or it can be a little hard to find.
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South end. Try to get there before dark or it can be a little hard to find.
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