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post #1 of 18 Old 04-02-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Time to plan...

I'm really considering riding down the Baja Peninsula in Sept. of 2013. All the way to Cabo. A friend of mine is hoping to make the trip as well.

Any info on this ride from others whom have done it would be greatly appreciated. I've read all through the other related threads for travel in Mexico.

Also, anyone else who's interested in joining the cruise is more than welcome.

Plenty of time to get it all together!!!


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post #2 of 18 Old 04-03-2012, 11:12 AM
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I rode to Mulege a few years ago. It was a great ride and the scenery was great. The roads were in good condition. The mission church at San Ignacio is worth the side trip.The place just reeks of quintessential Mexico. And the food was good.
If it weren't for the perception of problems endemic to Mexico in general, border towns in specific I wouldn't mind joining you.
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I rode to Mulege a few years ago. It was a great ride and the scenery was great. The roads were in good condition. The mission church at San Ignacio is worth the side trip.The place just reeks of quintessential Mexico. And the food was good.
If it weren't for the perception of problems endemic to Mexico in general, border towns in specific I wouldn't mind joining you.
Be sure you buy the Mexican insurance.
I'm a bit leary of the border towns as well. Tecate seems to be a good crossing point from the advice of many. The more who join the ride the safer it should be right?

I'll have to look into San Ignacio!

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Yes, Tecate is the place to cross the border. Quick and easy. You need to get your visa at the border, pay for it at the bank a block and a half away, back to the border to get it stamped, then you are on your way. Avoid the toll road, take Mexico 3 to Ensenada. A GPS with Mexico Maps will help you get thru large towns, worth the investment. I have made the trip to Baja 4 times in the last 3 years, once to Cabo, once to La Paz, once to Loretto and once to San Felipe. I may be interested in doing it again this year. San Ignacio is a great little town to spend a day in, so are Mulege and Loretto. The roads are under construction constantly so plan on at least some dirt, unless you plan to go to Coco's Corner, well worth the trip.

OK, I just re-read the post and you are talking about NEXT YEAR. Alright I'm still interested, but it is a long way off

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post #5 of 18 Old 06-06-2012, 02:03 PM
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I too am planning a trip to Baja. The first step was buying the ride. I picked up k7 Wee an am slowly building it out with everything I will need for the months I will be south of the border!!!

I plan on departing SLC hopefully mid November and have no return date. I will bee line for the border as I will be cooold here. I will then slow the pace wayyyy down and take everything in that is possible. Currently there are two other friends of mine who would like to go. One just bought her first bike!! While not a wee it is pretty awesome. She picked up a k3 f650gs with rack and happy trails boxes! She is stoked to say the least.

We plan on riding all the way down to LaPaz and catching the ferry to Mazatlan and have no plans on where to go after that. Free reign!

If anyone wants to join please feel free to PM me and I would love to chat about it. We will spend about 8-10 days in Baja.


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I've crossed at Mexicali with no problems too, which might be more convenient for you, coming from Flagstaff. From there, the ride is pleasant, and not crowded down to San Felipe. You can either ride some dirt from there thru Coco's Corner and on to Rt. 1, or backtrack on the pavement for a pleasant ride to Ensenada on the West coast. If you head down Rt. 1 from Ensenada, make sure you fill up with gas around El Rosario, and any Pemex station after that.There is one at a rather expensive hotel in that stretch, but the pumps were out of order the time I rode that way. You'll also find gasoline vendors at the turn-off to Bahia de Los Angeles. Otherwise it's a long ride to Guerrero Negro, and the Pemex there. Try the fish tacos at Danny's in Mulege. Also the pescado al mojo de ajo at Scott's El Candil in Mulege. The ride south of Mulege along Bahia de Concepcion is speco and fun.
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I've crossed at Mexicali with no problems too, which might be more convenient for you, coming from Flagstaff. From there, the ride is pleasant, and not crowded down to San Felipe. You can either ride some dirt from there thru Coco's Corner and on to Rt. 1, or backtrack on the pavement for a pleasant ride to Ensenada on the West coast. If you head down Rt. 1 from Ensenada, make sure you fill up with gas around El Rosario, and any Pemex station after that.There is one at a rather expensive hotel in that stretch, but the pumps were out of order the time I rode that way. You'll also find gasoline vendors at the turn-off to Bahia de Los Angeles. Otherwise it's a long ride to Guerrero Negro, and the Pemex there. Try the fish tacos at Danny's in Mulege. Also the pescado al mojo de ajo at Scott's El Candil in Mulege. The ride south of Mulege along Bahia de Concepcion is speco and fun.
Thanks for the great info! That's something I'm a little concerned about, the gasoline fill ups. I haven't done too much research yet on the distance between fillups and how much fuel I should carry.

And good food is ALWAYS an important subject.

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How long you figure on the trip taking?

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How long you figure on the trip taking?
Right now the exact number of days I haven't figured out. I'm keeping flexible. I would say around 10 days, +/- depending on how many miles per day.

Are you going to get out your sharpie & calendar?

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Not sure about the Sharpie - kids will be in school then, wife might be working full time, etc., but definitely a pencil!

If it was to work, my thinking would be to roll out mid-day Friday and be back by the next Sunday evening. Does that sound about right? Get as far as that gets in Baja?

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