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Old 01-18-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
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Baja in March 2015

Hi all,

thinking of heading south from Fort Collins in march, I'm flexible on dates. Anyone have some free time? thinking about 10-14 days.

I'm on a KTM 1190 and like camping.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:46 AM   #2
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new plan

I have now decided it would be wiser with Colorado March weather to trailer my bike to family in Phoenix and leave from there. I have room on the trailer for two bikes.

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Old 01-23-2015, 04:43 PM   #3
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Wish I could go but do not retire until May . Should be a great ride .
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:09 PM   #4
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Wicked How about early April?

I will be laid off work on the 31st of March, which is coincidentally my b-day.

Happy mfn b-day sucker!

Soooooo, April 1st on is appearing to be pretty open in my calendar if you're really flexible on dates.

The job loss is nothing some Tecate's, tacos, and Katooms can't cure though.

What kind of ride were you looking to do, Rally Raid 908's kinda ride or, Pirelli Scorps kinda ride?

I'd be on a 990R.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:14 AM   #5
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getting closer

Bummed neither of you can make it.

Zens - just do the ballsy dumb move and tell'em to fuck off I quit. Walmart is always hiring - that's gas money. My b day is the 22nd and I can't miss st paddy's day so need to head early. also afraid of temps. The ride will adjust if I have a partner or 4. I'm not gonna wrestle the 1190 thru sand pits solo.

Bunt - I'm jealous as heck . retirement seems like a far away dream. congrats

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Old 01-24-2015, 08:16 AM   #6
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Laugh On point!

Cborarder - You do NOT know how close that option is to becoming a reality!!! I'll be watching to see if you start to firm up some dates and rider(s) for this trip, because the potential for me to just not show back up to work and tool on down to MX is getting really, really good.

Do you have an idea of the route(s) you're planning on taking, or were you planning a "no schedules" trip?

Best.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:01 AM   #7
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Zens,

I really like the path that the ride report bajalamadingdong took in his awesome RR. The dates are firm, I have put in for the vacation. March 5th to phoenix, March 6th leave for south of border. I will be back in Phoenix March 16th.

Day 1 - cross at san luis stay canon de guadalope
2- san filepe
3- alfonsisas
4-coco's, night in san Ignacio
5-mulege, bay of conception, loreto, night in la paz
6- san jose, cabo, night in todos santos
7-night in san juanico
8- alfonsina
10- phoenix
11 - fort Collins

I know its quick and a bunch of miles. just cant do much more that 10-11 days

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Old 01-24-2015, 11:54 AM   #8
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Zens,

I really like the path that the ride report bajalamadingdong took in his awesome RR. The dates are firm, I have put in for the vacation. March 5th to phoenix, March 6th leave for south of border. I will be back in Phoenix March 16th.

Day 1 - cross at san luis stay canon de guadalope
2- san filepe
3- alfonsisas
4-coco's, night in san Ignacio
5-mulege, bay of conception, loreto, night in la paz
6- san jose, cabo, night in todos santos
7-night in san juanico
8- alfonsina
10- phoenix
11 - fort Collins

I know its quick and a bunch of miles. just cant do much more that 10-11 days

Cheers
If you're doing much offroad at all past Coco's....that's a pretty ambitious schedule. Sounds like you're hitting pavement at Chapala after Coco's, so maybe it is a big pavement tug.

But backtracking to Alfonsina's from San Juanico...even with the pavement creeping further south

And IMO not much south of La Paz is really essential - Cabo is like a giant chunk of L.A. with duty free shopping.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:14 PM   #9
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Suggestions welcome

I cannot deny I am accused of being ambitious a lot.

Blake, thanks for the Cabo heads up. I'm not an LA fellow so I might cut the south end off. Turn around at La Paz. Would definitely help with time.

Any other words of wisdom would be much appreciated

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Old 01-24-2015, 04:08 PM   #10
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What's your approx. mileage per day/total?
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:23 PM   #11
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South of San felipe

[just got back from Baja. 23 miles of dirt between San Felipe and Mexico one. Make sure you fill up in San Felipe. Gas was sketchy below that

QUOTE=Coloboarder2001;26006162]I cannot deny I am accused of being ambitious a lot.

Blake, thanks for the Cabo heads up. I'm not an LA fellow so I might cut the south end off. Turn around at La Paz. Would definitely help with time.

Any other words of wisdom would be much appreciated

Cheers[/QUOTE]
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:59 AM   #12
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Scott,

I cant answer really. I can do 500 miles per day pavement without issues. I work in Wyoming and regularly do 300-500 every other week in warmer weather. My thoughts are to look at going down as the relaxing vacation and coming north as more of hauling ass. Not idea, but beats reading ride reports!

Cheers - see you are in Lyons, should try to ride and I do love me some Oskar's. Drank "Old Chub" last night.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:09 AM   #13
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Bunt - I'm jealous as heck . retirement seems like a far away dream. congrats Thanks , Wish it was a couple months earlier . Started working at 14 now I am 67 and finally ready . Have only been to Baja once will get back sometime .
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:12 PM   #14
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If you were to align the trip with CSU's Spring Break I might be able to make it.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:42 PM   #15
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I'll be in Muleje Feb 22-Mar 15 (approx.) I know Princess Jamaica will be there as well. I'll buy you guys a beer if you stop in
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