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Old 09-25-2013, 01:33 AM   #16
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OK, check this out; if you have basecamp this is the interactive map of day 1, Tecate - Valley de Trinidad - San Filipe. Hope this works since it's a first for me.
Cool!

It works just fine.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #17
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Heading down for just a couple days on the big bike to do your first 2 day route (minus the deep sand).

You are motivating me to get the 450 up to snuff to head with Paul next year!
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #18
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Cool!

It works just fine.
Nice, I'll post up day 3's route then.

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Heading down for just a couple days on the big bike to do your first 2 day route (minus the deep sand).

You are motivating me to get the 450 up to snuff to head with Paul next year!
Sweet! This next section (Day 3) is definitely for the 4fiddy.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #19
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Day 3, Gonzaga Bay to Bay of Los Angeles

Today was going to be much more interesting. I have ridden this several times over the years so I knew what to expect but this was all new to Lenny.

We gassed up at the Pemex at Gonzaga the night before and Lenny needed to carry an extra gallon since it would be too close with his 3.1 ga tank. Mine is a 4.1 ga Safari so I would be OK. There is also a tienda (store) accross the road from the pemex that carries quite a bit of stuff kinda like a speedy mart here...oh just dated myself there.

Alfonsinas needs some competition which will happen with the new road. The old man will tell you there are no rooms when there are several vacancies just so he can try to jack the price up or he likes to see you squirm a bit. This goes on often here.

We road across the valley to the start of the Old Mine Road. What was once a "road" resembles anything but a road now as you will see.

Here is the garmin adventure track:http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/b.../#.UkMqXYamji0




Sunrise on Gonzaga Bay


We ride through Gonzaga Valley to the hills. We don't go up the canyon straight ahead but the one to the left. Lenny hauls ass past the turn we need to take so I take a 10 min break and wait for him to get back.



Thoe Old Mine road starts off a bit sandy



So Lenny says; " I hate rid'n in f'n sand, I'm much better in the rocks". About 20ft later he slams a rock and falls over. Man was I busting up, he set that up perfect. Only a dent to his muffler (and his pride) were the only damage.



More sand



The Old Mine Road gives you a break...for a bit




...until this I actually like riding rocks to a degree, as long as the bike doesn't get too hot. No problems here.



We then rode through Calamajue Wash where I apparently forgot I had a camera then on to Window Rock Trail. You can see Lenny if you look close.



The trails namesake



It's amazing how much vegetation there is in the desert. This is a very pretty area.
Bill Nichols created this trail and in march of '03 I was lucky enough to bump into him at Catavina where he asked if I wanted to go riding with him and check out his new trail. "Hell Yah" I said. It was only a tire wide in most places and I ended up with many cactus thorns through my hand guards, boots, knee guards, etc.



Bahia de Los Angeles...ohh yah



We stayed at Guerrmos where we enjoyed several margaritas y cervesas. Lenny's wife Kara and their friends met us there to take Lenny home. They were going to spend a day fishing as well. Tomorrow I'm on my own.

End of day 3
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #20
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Day 4 BOLA to San Francisquito

So today I'm on my own. It actually invigorates me to be on the trail mono y mono with Baja. I get started early headed towards San Francisquito so I can spend some time chillin on the bay...that was an understatement.

Sunrise on Bahia de Los Angeles. My favorite



A buddy to share it with




The old jailhouse down the road




The start of the Green Door trail



I had missed my turn and came to this rancho where I met Martilda. He has a wife and three kids. I don't know how he scratches a living out here but I have mucho respect for him. I gave him some stickers for his kids and he told me the turn was about a kilometer back and down a little wash.


On the right track now







Rosa at San Francisquito. She runs the place, makes fish tacos and supplies the beer



An earthquake a couple years ago still leaves it's mark



My bungalow on the beach



Nice



There was nobody around but the pelicans, splashing fish and a glimpse of Rosa once in a while. Muy tranquilo



The reflection of the sunset, to the east

End of day 4
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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Oh yah, the basecamp adventure track:
http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/b.../#.UkNp54amji0
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #22
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #23
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your doing a great job ! Keep it up

did you stop in and see if Coco was around ? LTS is going to visit him soon and I was wondering if he was still around... he has been spending more and more time in San Felipe because of his Health
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #24
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Aw, Mine Road!

San Francisquito!

the Hamburglar curtains!
(how was the puppy??)




awesome baja sunset...



great ride report, Sancho!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:29 PM   #25
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your doing a great job ! Keep it up

did you stop in and see if Coco was around ? LTS is going to visit him soon and I was wondering if he was still around... he has been spending more and more time in San Felipe because of his Health
We didn't make the detour to Coco's this time. Hope he is well.

Wan, gotta love the hamburgler drapes!
I didn't see the puppy around at all. Hope he was "adopted" by a good family.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #26
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Hey thats me, Wish we were down there now, zip tied my Spot Tracker to his azz before he left me in B of LA, Nice write up Scott.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #27
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Hey thats me, Wish we were down there now, zip tied my Spot Tracker to his azz before he left me in B of LA, Nice write up Scott.
Hey Lenny, told you I was going to do this RR sooner of later. Thanks for loaning me the Spot tracker for the trip. I had a lot of family and friends following along even in the most remote places in Baja.
Wanna go ride some rocks???
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #28
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Great Pic's...
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:59 PM   #29
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subscribed... I like to see a 525 off road in Mexico, gives me ideas
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #30
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Very nice!

I wish I had more time off!
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