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Old 09-30-2013, 10:13 PM   #61
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Day 11 Garmin Adventure tracks:
http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/b.../#.UkpKdIamji0
I don't think this got the whole track detail Just follow the red line.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #62
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Great report..........anything Baja is it..... Could you please resend your tracks for day 8 since your entry for day 7 and 8 are the same and does not show your track from Loreto to Cuidad Constitution.

Thanks in advance and keep it up.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:08 AM   #63
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Great report..........anything Baja is it..... Could you please resend your tracks for day 8 since your entry for day 7 and 8 are the same and does not show your track from Loreto to Cuidad Constitution.

Thanks in advance and keep it up.
Sorry about that. It is fixed.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:30 AM   #64
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how did you plan your route?
How long had you been planning this trip?

I'm jealous!
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #65
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Good Times For sure!

Like this RR. What luggage did yo use?.....Looks like wolfman but which model(s) and what di you take with you in regards toclothing and tools/spare parts? want to do something similar next year but with 3 or 4 more riders. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-01-2013, 11:22 AM   #66
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Great RR.........

Good that you rode this before the Tropical Storms this past summer.....how was the road from the Commandu valley over the ridge of Baja and down to San Javier? The pics of the storm damage from San Javier to Loreto were devastation defined.........
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #67
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awesome RR, gonna follow your tracks down there!

can you please re-post Day 2 tracks? i didn't find them.

thanks mucho!
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #68
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Like this RR. What luggage did yo use?.....Looks like wolfman but which model(s) and what di you take with you in regards toclothing and tools/spare parts? want to do something similar next year but with 3 or 4 more riders. Thanks in advance.

Robert
Thanks Robert, here's the short list:WM day trippers, WM enduro bag, WM bag on front light, front fender bag with front tube and alum. spoon/box wrenches, rear tube, patch kit, nuts/bolts, 1/4" socckets/ratchet, wrences, lock, small hand pump, dromdary bag for extra fuel(used only a couple of times)fuses, camera, gps, SPOT,quick dry clothes, headlamp, sandals.
That's it off the top of my head. Have fun on your trip.
Edit: I also brought a sat phone with 150 minutes.

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Great RR.........

Good that you rode this before the Tropical Storms this past summer.....how was the road from the Commandu valley over the ridge of Baja and down to San Javier? The pics of the storm damage from San Javier to Loreto were devastation defined.........
There was still damage from huricane Paul from the October before when most of that damage occured but the road from Comandu to San Javier was no problem, a pleadure actually copared tothe road between La Parisima and Comandu.

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awesome RR, gonna follow your tracks down there!

can you please re-post Day 2 tracks? i didn't find them.

thanks mucho!
No tracks that day since we only went to Gonzaga Bay. Just rode the dirt road west of the hwy for about 10 miles then crossed the road to the beach for another 10 or so then pretty much slabbed to Gonzaga while looking for some fun stuff off to the east side.

!WARNING! Some off these tracks go over some tricky and very isolated terrain, mostly on the way back north. Please don't take this lightly when planning your trip.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #69
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how did you plan your route?
How long had you been planning this trip?

I'm jealous!
A lot of it I have ridden before on different trips. So piecing together that stuff along with GE and some fly by the seat of my pants, it all worked out.

I spent a year prepairing knowing I wanted to go in April where the days are pretty long but not too hot yet. Can be windy at times though.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:56 AM   #70
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No tracks that day since we only went to Gonzaga Bay. Just rode the dirt road west of the hwy for about 10 miles then crossed the road to the beach for another 10 or so then pretty much slabbed to Gonzaga while looking for some fun stuff off to the east side.

!WARNING! Some off these tracks go over some tricky and very isolated terrain, mostly on the way back north. Please don't take this lightly when planning your trip.
roger that, thank you!
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:20 PM   #71
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Day12&13 Santiago to Todos Santos

I got out early this morning after a nice stay at the El Palomar in Santiago. I decided to have breakfast in Cabo and celebrate my “victory” of making it to the tip. It was all slab, ackkk, but still an interesting ride. I took a break on the beach at San Jose del Cabo and checked out some of the “beautiful people” riding horses and rubbing suntan oil on themselves in front of their luxury spa resorts. NOT MY SPEAD! So I buzzed on down to The Office at the tip and reveled at my accomplishment. It was tourist central but the food was OK and the pina coladas were better.

Cabo is a good place to go for a 3 day binge but that wasn’t for me, maybe at one time. It was still early so back on the scooter and headed towards Todos Santos via the 2007 Baja 1000 course, backwards. As I started up the old race course on the outskirts of Cabo, I noticed that the large wash I was in basically turned into a dump and I figured it wouldn’t be long before I picked up a nail, but alas I made it through unscathed. (I didn’t get a flat the whole trip which was amazing). Next to the dump was some of worst poverty I have seen, who would figure in Cabo? Several miles of shacks built with whatever these people could find. Pallets stacked on edge held together with palm fronds which worked as a windbreak also. Just an old blue tarp was the normal for the roof. Pretty sad to see this poverty right next to all this wealth (I know, I’m starting to sound like a bleeding lib, but still…). I rode through the hills and canyons and eventually dropped down into Todos Santos. This place is a lot mellower and looked like a good place to hang out for a couple of days. There’s a little hotel and laundry mat across the street from Hotel California and the gal that manages the hotel also runs the laundry mat. So I shucked off my clothes and the rest of my dirty stuff while she washed and folded everything for like 4 bucks.

I spent the next day wandering the town on foot and on the bike, munching tacos and downing about a case of Pacificos. A large group of riders mostly on KTM’s came into town and it turned out to be Malcom Smith’s group. So I wandered on down to La Fuentes where they were staging and had a chat with Malcom for a while. I milked him for some of his wealth of Baja knowledge regarding an area I was thinking about riding through. He was more than happy to oblige, nice guy.

I think I’ll work this place in when bringing the girls down, it’s not too far from Los Barriles so we can spend time at both. I think they’d dig that. Just not at the Laundry mat Hotel though.
Day 12 route



San Jose del Cabo



Woo Hoo!



There's the real tip but I would probably sink in my boots getting there.
So I'll just swim in my pina colada



Whoa! Yup, the ship was in



Some of the better shanties



Todos. I think that's Hotel California down on the right.



Ran into Don Henley here...


...not really, but I ran into someone that is more famous in Baja...



Went in here for breakfast the morning I was leaving. The guy that runs it is pretty cool and he can get you "anything"


End of day 12 & 13
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #72
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Garmin adventure Santiago to Cabo track:

http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/b.../#.UkydZIamji0


Cabo to Todos

http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/b.../#.UkyeMIamji0
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:32 AM   #73
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #74
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Awesome ride report, planning on riding down for New Years. Thanks for all the details, great for my own planning.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:07 AM   #75
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[Quote Moto Vaquero] "Pretty sad to see this poverty right next to all this wealth (I know, I’m starting to sound like a bleeding lib, but still…)." [Quote]

Empathy for the poor is not a bad thing. Admirable I would say. If someone has a problem with desperate poverty they might consider staying away for Mexico.
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