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Old 10-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #76
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Thanks so much------hell---my tracks have went right by the place----was going to fast I guess--------I was looking in the wrong place.
Mark, IIRC, we've stopped there before when they were still building it. Had a warm soda.

Great report! Can't wait to get back to Baja myself!
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:38 AM   #77
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #78
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Enjoying the ride report MV.

Planning to take my first Baja trip this winter.
Excellent, you won't be disapointed

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Awesome ride report, planning on riding down for New Years. Thanks for all the details, great for my own planning.
Glad I could help you on your adventure.

[QUOTE=Diggerled;22470451][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…)."
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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.
No doubt. Lots of poverty in Mex but most seem pretty happy and will give you the last bean in their pot if you were in need.
The contrast in Cabo was a little extreme.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:30 AM   #79
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Mark, IIRC, we've stopped there before when they were still building it. Had a warm soda.

Great report! Can't wait to get back to Baja myself!
Hola Gaspipe, glad you could check my RR out.
Baja fever is always lurking.

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Yo Otti, Greets to you.
Put it on your bucket list for sure.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #80
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Day 14 Todos Santos to Lopez Mateos

Whew! Long day in the saddle and good riding today. A lot of solitude today as I worked my way up the coast. Didn’t see anybody unless I went into a fishing village. A large buck with a full rack crossed in front of me though. I didn’t even know they were around here.

Went into the small fishing village of Puerto Chale and found some gas at a house after getting directed by a few friendly folks and gave some stickers to the little kids. I then rode on to Puerto Canejo, another small fishing village on the southern end of Mag. Bay and had a fresh fish lunch. This is a tight knit and happy little community. Not a bad place to be although it seems hurricanes are attracted to the area.

The whoops got really bad after Puerto Canejo for 20 -25 miles which I pretty much had to roll because of all the gear on my bike. So I spent a while in 3rd rear and kept a steady pace.

I arrived in Lopez Mateo after 9hrs on the bike and ran into a couple of guys on their 990’s (Hans & Dana). We ended up at the same motel, drank a bunch of Tecates then found a taco stand that was open late in an alley. We munched on some excellent tostadas.

Day 14 route



Oh Yah



You want your own beach? Miles and miles of it all to yourself.



Kowabunga! Lots of point breaks with swells peeling off them. Not easy to get to though.



"I think I'll go this way"



Puerto Canejo



Restuarnte in Puerto Canejo



Uh Ohh, goat heads by the hundreds
No problem for the Maxxis Desert IT and UHD tubes along with Tru Goo sealant



Looks the same in front too. You can scream but no one will hear you!


Sunset from Lopez Mateos across the Canal de Soledad to the sand dunes of La Florida

End of day 14
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:54 AM   #81
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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!
I'm the idiot who's going with Sally next week. Thanks for this RR for the motivation!!

Used to go to Baja all the time as a surf grom growing up in San Diego, but I've never ridden down here. Time to fix that!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #82
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #83
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MV,
Well, I have spent the last year planning for 6 weeks this winter riding the GS around mainland Mexico, as this is an "in-between year" with my Baja schedule (..." at least every second year in Baja for a month"...).

My moto buddies and I have been planning next year's month in Baja over the past several weeks. That stimulus got the Baja juices flowing pretty good ....and then you come up with this RR....and you are "doing it right"....

So.....I have just postponed mainland Mexico for a few years when I can have more time there....and am planning on Baja (probably solo) for this winter.

You are a good influence, sir

No such thing as "too much Baja" (except for the last few days when you think you have had enough....but you get over that within several days )



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Old 10-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #84
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Enjoying your ride report

Thanks for the hard work and sharing your tracks
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #85
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No doubt. Lots of poverty in Mex but most seem pretty happy and will give you the last bean in their pot if you were in need.
Absolutely!
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #86
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Day 15 Lopez Mateo to Campo Rene (near Punta Abreojos)

Today was a monster day of riding, I thought yesterday was long. I put on 281 miles though the day started a little rough. The first couple of hours I was all over the place working my way north and trying to find a trail that was not the whooped out race course (I had enough of that yesterday). Eventually I came to the area I wanted along the mangroves. There are some really fun two tracks that wind through there. I rode into the boring little town of La Poza Grande looking for gas. After asking around, a guy walked through half the town to show me where to find some which turned out to be some guys back yard. I rode some slab until I could drop onto the beach and ride up to San Juanico (Scorpion Bay). I gassed up and taco’d up then checked out the surfing action. The swells were pretty small today but you could ride a wave for a couple of minutes.

I then rode all the way up to the fishing town of Carey on Laguna Ignacio, gassed up and played a little ball with the kids. This is where I was thinking about putting my bike on a panga and crossing the laguna in my original planning. With further research and talking with Malcom about it, I nixed the idea because of the miles of bike swallowing gorp on the other side. So I rode around the laguna and spied a small two track going in the direction I wanted to go. This turned out to be one of the funnest trails that started out looking like mars (if it was a little redder) it was so barren and then wove through some small sand dunes. I was having a blast through here.

I came out on the road to Punta Abreojos and had to slab it for about 35 miles in a strong, cold head wind…arrgh… down to Campo Rene which is on a mangrove bay that twists around several islands. Ricardo and his wife Maria hooked me up with a great seafood combo dinner, a couple of margis and a plywood shack to crash out in. I slept well tonight.

Day 15 route



Breakfast with Hans & Dana





My welcoming commitee today



The mangroves




Oops, here's lookin south



Having a little fun on the beach





Beach buffet



The whale boat



Surfing Scopian Bay (my auto lens cover was sticking)


How long can you stand on a board?



Photogenic girl at Carey on Laguna Ignacio



The Mars rover must be around here, I see its tracks



Campo Rene





My crash pad for the night


End of day 15
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #87
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #88
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Amazing RR. I'm thinking of a long weekend in San Felipe, it'll be my first Baja trip, and your RR makes me excited, and jealous. I know that a San Felipe weekend wont be my last trip there.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:27 PM   #89
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #90
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My wife and I got lucky and met Malcolm while we were down there as well. Simply amazing and nice guy. They said there was a youngster who would kick his bike and then everyone would wave good by b/c no one could keep up with him. Truly a god of motorcycling and a decent human to boot.

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