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Old 10-21-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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The mexican job - dallas to mexico to los angeles

I have been day dreaming about an adventure ride for years now. Last April a group of my friends and myself, took a ride from LA to San Fran trying to hit every curvy road we could. The idea was that maybe by doing that I can hold off with the real trip for a while. Well it didn't work. I still cannot afford the time to go all out, so a plan has brewed in my head.
Start from home also known as Dallas, TX ride down to the border do a u turn in Mexico and come out at San Diego head to L.A. ship the bike back to Dallas and catch a flight back. I have allowed 10 days for this trip, and have come up with an initial itinerary.

I would love some comments, suggestions, and any input anyone may have. I will keep updating as the ride takes shape, and of course from the road one the wheel are turning.

Below are Google links for both the entire ride, and sectioned off by days.

Day 1:

Dallas - South Padre Island (736 Miles): Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/EYZV6

Day 2:

South Padre Island, TX- Monterrey, MX - Santiago,MX (246 Miles): Google maps https://goo.gl/maps/xvO1f

Day 3:

Santiago, MX - Ciudad Victoria, MX - Miramar, MX (312 miles): Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UqBKp

Day 4:

Miramar, MX - Mexico City, MX (307 Miles): Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Mw1nG

Day 5:

Mexico City, MX - Guadalajara, MX (345 Miles): Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bwp1m

Day 6 :

Guadalajara, MX - Puerto Vallarta, MX - Mazatlan, MX (465 Miles) Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/7Ic7Y

Day 7:

Mazatlan - La Paz (14 hrs)

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Day 8:

La Paz, MX - Santa Rosalía, MX (344 Miles): Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/DPSFz

Day 9:

Santa Rosalía, MX - Lázaro Cárdenas, MX (395 Miles): Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/s2Xtr

Day 10:

Lázaro Cárdenas, BC, Mexico - San Diego, CA - Los Angeles, CA (328 Miles) Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/7Htqt
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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I avoid long rides with tight schedules. They suck. They suck even more when $hit happens. Much prefer a looser itinerary within the available time.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:40 PM   #4
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Try the espinazo del diablo road.....from mazatlan to durango, nice road close to 2000 curves on top of the sierra area.....=-)
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