rock, pounding a bolt in to keep Mike's subframe on! It’s a funny and typical account of the adventures, friendships, and memorable moments that occur when things go wrong, as well as a valuable lesson about obstacles and persistence. Explore the raw beauty of one of North America's last frontiers, Baja California, Mexico. Kids did it to me, I'll man up and say it right know i got all tear eyed when i started taking to the kids, the little girl who's two brothers where in jail, the 10 and 12 year old brothers that only had each other...so sad 60 bucks ain't going to really fix chit like that, but I'll keep the program rolling. I'll post a vid towards the end of the week. It sounds like we need to find a new hotel. The author enjoys a … I’ve included reports from bloggers who ride different kinds of bikes. Did ya at least salvage the weekend and get some R&R down south? Explore the raw beauty of one of North America's last frontiers, Baja California, Mexico. Eric L and I spent a few days south of the border. Myanmar Ride Reports Rihkhawdar To Hakha Via Parts Unknown. My friends Sara and Jim just arrived with new friends they “picked up” along the route. After only knowing this group for such a short time I'd bet this is just the beginning for most riders to continue giving. About the same time, my son showed up with a couple of other guys and we all converged at the same time out in the parking lot. He left a small handled sledge hammer on the center console and dropped a cell phone and screw driver when he took off. Baja Ride Off Road Expeditions is your ticket to Adventure! 133 Baja Motorsports Reviews and Complaints @ Pissed Consumer Discussion in 'Get togethers - Reports' started by SanDHusky, Jan 11, 2010. I'll post a link once I get it edited etc. Riding Hwy 1 north of Loreto with the Sierra de la Giganta in the background. I will tell the end of the story though... After dinner in Jamau Sunday night Rudy kept razzing everyone that if they wanted to continue riding the dirt he'd be more than willing to take them. . Sounds to me the security guard was paid off to not do anything. The Sport produces an impressive 3,150 lumens while only drawing 26 watts, allowing for a longer ride. But if you haven’t obtained the tourist permits before you leave, turn into the border parking lot BEFORE the crossings to buy them. This is by no means a complete list however it does contain a wealth of the best roads north and to the east of the GTA. Chris Haines Motorcycle Adventure Company offers 4, 5, and 7 day motorcycle tours in Baja, Mexico. Ride beautiful Hwy 94 from San Diego through rolling hills and forests to the crossing. Here is what happened. At first no takers... then Marty and Chris on Husky 450's said 'hell yea lets go'. The two riders involved can tell the details. A half an hour to fix the bike and half an hour for Rudy to explain the bike need to go on a weight reduction program. Neither one of us would have been able to sleep that night not knowing whether or not our bikes would be safe and we had no way to lock the truck. https://www.advpulse.com/adv-rides/baja-motorcycle-trip-destinations Scenic Motorcycle Ride down the Baja. I randomly met them in El Rosario, having dinner at Mama Espinoza’s, and they were having a great time. If you are lacking in any of these departments, it could come back to haunt you. Here's a good picture of Eddie bringing a little joy home. PLUS the unique opportunity to venture down into both Baja Norte and Baja … Message him on Facebook. Hey Corky, it was good to see you again. From there you’ll see the turnoffs for Hwy 3 to the Guadalupe Valley and Hwy 1, or continue east to Hwy 5 and San Felipe. Day 1 saw us leaving Orange County headed south around 6:30 am. How to Visit Baja by Motorcycle—No Motorcycle Required Mexico’s Wild West is best seen from two wheels With good weather, great roads, and more dirt trails than you can imagine, Baja is … We got back to the hotel just before 9 pm after 2 days and over 400 miles in the saddle. On a lack of cash, pannier tortillas and an existential crisis about gasoline. Hawaiiana parte Baja 2020 is a 733 m blue singletrack trail located near Oaxaca. You guys made it really easy to have a great ride. Worry about the matching rut that you never did see. You really need them, even if you’re just going to Ensenada. Kay did a good job setting it all up, we all had a good time up front about everything no surprises and kept in tune with the riders...GOOD JOB MIKE! CA License# 4001692 Carol J. Kramer. If you are looking for an off road light that features unique styling and leading edge performance, than the Squadron Sport is the light for you. It sure was nice having the gas cow right there to milk too. Photos by HadesOmega on BayAreaRidersForum.org, A Chinese Adventure Import Goes South All of you. Dirty Ernie's last sail January 12, 2013. With more than 1200+ tours available from different organizers, easily compare packages, reviews, duration, and destinations to find the best motorbike holiday for you. You start 4 blocks from the border of the United States in the Magical town of Tecate and finish in the coastal city of Ensenada. They also collect skin, blood and clothing in the process. Look forward to meeting again. Knowing we would have had to leave the truck there all weekend and no way to even lock it up, the options didn't look good. You might try to contact Daniel Bukovich in Mulege. The most important thing is to get your FMM tourist permit at the border. Ensenda was crazy due to the carnival, thief's go to town on those day's. Look forward to seeing ya out at D37 soon. What its all about!! So evidently, I narrowly missed hitting a 40-pound rabbit. The Baja Divide is a rugged 1,700 mile off-pavement bikepacking route down the length of the Baja California peninsula, from San Diego, CA, USA to San José del Cabo, BCS, MX, researched and developed by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox in the winter and spring of 2015-16.. If not, are you aware of or have info. Aim to re-enter the US at Otay or, for an even more relaxing re-entry, head to Tecat… As is common practice for motorcyclists in California, the motorcyclist was safely lane splitting through traffic as he often did when encountering congested traffic. Great vibe all weekend. Baja has that effect on you… Ordered from North to South, here are 12 of Baja’s Must-See sites for Adventure Riders. Sooo so sorry to hear you had your truck broken into. Thank you for the helpful information which you’ve shared in your article. Join us on one of our all paved or adventure dual sport tours through Baja California and Baja Sur. Rider Review Brian Holt Baja Motorcycle Tours ... Baja Ride San Jose Del Cabo 2020 All You Need To Know Before Go With Photos Tripadvisor . on clubs/groups like that? Captain Baja Adventure Tours specializes in off road motorcycle trips that are custom tailored for groups that desire an authentic, local experience of Baja by gringo's who ACTUALLY live in Baja! We managed to raise and donate $1200 to the Jardin de los Ninos orphanage in Valle de Trinidad! See my other posts about tour companies and common adventure stops at http://discoverbaja.com/author/carlaking/. US volunteers will be going down in the next few weekends to do the work of finishing the structure--putting in "our" tile and sinks and faucets and flooring. Plus, I ride a KLR, too. Be cool to get some different views. Baja Rudy used his Ensenada contacts trying to find a battery for me. My first time in Baja (to ride). That really exceeded my expectations! Brett, can I send you a tape to make me a copy? Even though the 3 ‘intermediate amateurs’ brains were mush we joined Rudy and his girlfriend at the bar to regale the weekend events, hear some race stories and generally ‘blah blah blah’ (Rudy speak for BS). The Baja Ride. Things I learned while night-riding the Baja 1000 course with Rudy: -Don't worry about the deep rut you can see. Angela. Come home this way and pass all the cars to head to the front of the line. Thank you for your further assistance, Send me yours (click to email) or post it in the comments section on the web version of this newsletter. Dakar Pros to desert racing Novices have achieved their racing dreams under Tim's guidance. Glad to hear nothing came of it. Was he trying to hot wire (hence why he was sitting in your truck)? The free dirt bike rides the kids got surely spread some good will. Baja Bound stands out, with Baja 500 and 1000 champion, Tim Morton, guiding the rides. Riding some of the least-obvious routes, and powering ourselves with the non-stop supply of great seafood and friendly faces along the way, we enjoy the comfort of twin-cylinder adventure bikes and use them for multiple terrains between the east and west coasts of the Baja … Just be mindful of your surroundings (maybe don’t ride through a sketchy part of town alone at night — but that’s universal advice and not Mexico-specific) and you’ll be fine. Oh, also Morgan and I got back to the truck to find our gear bags stolen :-(. Both will leave you hurting afterwards... Copyright© ThumperTalk, Inc. - All rights reserved. Scenic Motorcycle Ride down the Baja. Rudy gave us some instruction and off we headed into the night. My ride report is very short. Anyone transporting motorcycles from Loreto to the Central Coast (or LA, or anywhere that’s not 1100 miles from home? I currently reside in the midwest where I ride my BMW R1200GSA to many regional events. Along the way, you will experience great riding, desert solitude, beaches, warm temperatures and authentic Mexican cuisine. In episode five of 5 Best Bikes we decide which five motorcycle are the best choice for riding in Baja. Joe Berk. If you are lacking in any of these departments, it could come back to haunt you. beautiful Baja road. Here's a few pics: http://www.pbase.com/anepoch/baja, parking lot which in included an injury to one person. Ride morning, Mike had a meeting to explain the particulars of the ride we were going to make. My xr 400 has frozen up twice and I think mechanically NOT going to make it home to California from Loreto. Equinox the word, comes to us from the Latin language and literally means “equal night”. "Greasing the wheel" helps before the robbers get there! So sorry about your breakdown! and beyond the first few hours of the second day I have nothing, just gray...oh well. Going to go to the doctor tomorrow for my left hand, it swelled up to almost twice the normal size on the drive back home today , You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. They took off after the both of them! We met at HUMM Mariposa last year. It was nice seeing you again and I enjoyed our visit in the bar. I jumped the fence in hot pursuit. Big Bikes in Baja – This trip could also be called The Introduction to Baja Tour… because it will leave you craving for more! I currently reside in the midwest where I ride my BMW R1200GSA to many regional events. Then Jason decided to go ice skating across the guard and finally Marty and I were just starting to follow Rudy out of Jamau where in the darkness he pointed out there was a ditch to the right and proceeded to crash in the one on the left... actually pretty funny. I too had a blast. He appeared not to have a clue as to what was going on. Was anything actually stolen besides the damage? The guys in the truck that were with him ran over the cell phone when they took off after him. Kids did it to me, I'll man up and say it right know i got all tear eyed when i started talking to the kids, the little girl who's two brothers where in jail, the 10 and 12 year old brothers that only had each other...so sad 60 bucks ain't going to really fix chit like that, but I'll keep the program rolling. I like this post because the riders seek to ride as much dirt track as they can on their 950 mile journey crisscrossing the peninsula between the border and Loreto. When the guy broke into my truck, he punched the key lock out so I had no way to lock the truck after that. Then my son saw him in the mirror! Winter is the best time to ride in Baja, just as most off-pavement riding opportunities are closed for the season in North America and Europe. 133 Baja Motorsports Reviews and Complaints @ Pissed Consumer -But the most important lessons I learned is to never try and match Baja Rudy's pace in the dirt. You can do this online. I learned that one the hard way. Otay: Otay is the better choice if you’re headed east (and for re-entering the US). -There are very few trees alongside the Baja 1000 course. Sounds like Jason and Morgan weren't so lucky and had stuff ripped off. -But the most important lessons I learned is to never try and match Baja Rudy's pace in the dirt or Ron's at the bar. categories / Ride Reports. A wide spectrum of cool dudes out riding. He’s very good with engines and if you can get it towed there can probably fix it if he has the parts. The author includes photos of his bike prep, including tire recommendations, maps, videos with commentary, and a post-mortem. Because there are really only two roads (MEX 1 and MEX 5), you’ll meet up with many of the same travelers along the way, so it’s actually difficult to travel alone. 1. This month I want to share some blogs and forum posts from other riders that will give you a good idea about what to expect when you ride independently in Baja. Three Dominar riders covered 15,600 kms across 6 countries in 53 days without a single breakdown, no part change and no backup. Here is a list of some of the best places to visit on a Baja motorcycle trip. Earlier this year we rode with RawHyde Adventures on their Big Bikes in Baja motorcycle tour. Carla King on the 24km dirt stretch between Hwy 1 and 5 with two great Baja bikes, the KLR650 and the R100GS. But, it really spoiled what should have been a great time. I could have just jinx'd myself. Great vibe. Member Mike Ofeish sends us this ride report: Sunday April 2nd, 2011 was the Sawmill Enduro. . Baja Bound has a stable of XR's with a top-notch support team. Pre-Trip Planning. Baja Bound stands out, with Baja 500 and 1000 champion, Tim Morton, guiding the rides. I'm very happy for the chase truck as well. Our clients call us 'THE AUTHORITY' in Southern Baja, come join us! I had a blast. There's likely to be an ass-kicking set of whoops over the next ridge. I mostly spend my time at dual sport rallies, but you can find me at the occasional MOA event. For the speeds and distance we ran we were lucky to have only 3 downs and they were more comical than dangerous. But the most important lessons I learned is to never try and match Baja Rudy's pace in the dirt or Ron's at the bar. Just over half of the competitors actually finished the race this year across all classes. Ronald. The hwy back to Ensenada at 7pm Sucked my chin froze quick style. Come join us as we again have fun south of the border and raise more money for the kids. Each of Tim's rides is custom with routes tailored toward every skill level to … A little about me; my name is Diego Villalpando and I was born in Mexicali Baja California. Required fields are marked *, © 2020 Discover Baja Travel Club - All rights reserved. Sounds like a few of my fishing trips from there. BAJA, INC is voluntarily recalled mini bike … Another rider with a new 250 Husky also had some starting problems. Hope no one else got sacked as well. Don’t forget to obtain your Mexican motorcycle insurance and FMM tourist permits from Discover Baja in advance of your trip. So all in all we got pretty lucky. O. K. This ride was so popular it almost got out of hand. Baja Mexico Motorcycle Tours and Rentals The Baja peninsula in North America offers riders a truly unforgettable motorbike holiday. 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