My son was stressed big time so we just decided to head back for the border. Eric L and I spent a few days south of the border. Then ride through Tecate to Mex Hwy 3 to the Guadalupe Valley wine country. BAJA, INC is voluntarily recalled mini bike … Day 1 saw us leaving Orange County headed south around 6:30 am. Hope you enjoy it, Your email address will not be published. He documents it all in this two-page post and a few videos on YouTube. Hopefully, we can hook up again somewhere state side. I bought Mexican insurance for theft on the truck but, we couldn't get coverage for the bikes. I was more worried about my son than anything else because they could have easily jumped him back there and done whatever. 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. Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S. Enjoy the prep post and then watch the post-trip videos interviewing the riders on the state of the roads, the gas station experience, and more. This MotoQuest motorcycle adventure features the best riding roads of Southern California and a journey all the way down to the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. We had a couple of 'adventures' but certainly nothing serious and nothing that dampened the fun for very long...but Mike, next time please bring your Husky. Hence the reason I drop a couple $20s in his pocket right off the bat. Three Dominar riders covered 15,600 kms across 6 countries in 53 days without a single breakdown, no part change and no backup. Mex 1 is a two lane highway that has it all! Are there groups where one can tag-along? I told you I was going to trophy in something this weekend. Your email address will not be published. My friend J. Brandon and his buddy Dave rode down the peninsula last year on their two Kawasaki KLR650s, the “Swiss Army Knife of Motorcycles.” I love this post because it captures the spirit of Baja in both the outer and inner journey. Hello from some keen and experienced Baja riders! Sounds like a few of my fishing trips from there. Explore the raw beauty of one of North America's last frontiers, Baja California, Mexico. You can e-mail Baja Bound at: [email protected] 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! Baja Motorcycle Adventures BMA. 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. 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. I've got a few stills I'll get posted today. There are three crossings in the San Diego area. Message him on Facebook. We met at HUMM Mariposa last year. Chris Haines Motorcycle Adventure Company offers 4, 5, and 7 day motorcycle tours in Baja, Mexico. A little unexpected bike trouble, but it all worked out great. 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. Nothing was taken from the truck. The original Baja bike? -Night-riding Baja is one of the coolest experiences you can have on a motorcycle! Next time you need to be prepared. As most motorcycle riders do, we sit around talking about where we want to ride next, and with the right group of riders a trip is planned. After only knowing this group for such a short time I'd bet this is just the beginning for most riders to continue giving. rock, pounding a bolt in to keep Mike's subframe on! The Baja Ride. November to March is the best time to ride. By the time dinner was served it just felt like we were a bunch of friends and firends of friends on a weekend baja ride. This mountain bike only trail can be used both directions. Things I learned while night-riding the Baja 1000 course with Rudy: -Don't worry about the deep rut you can see. Sounds to me the security guard was paid off to not do anything. 133 Baja Motorsports Reviews and Complaints @ Pissed Consumer Here’s the post. categories / Ride Reports. Thank you for your further assistance, Just over half of the competitors actually finished the race this year across all classes. I mostly spend my time at dual sport rallies, but you can find me at the occasional MOA event. He appeared not to have a clue as to what was going on. Baja Ride Off Road Expeditions is your ticket to Adventure! -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. You can e-mail Baja Bound at: [email protected] Discussion in 'Get togethers - Reports' started by SanDHusky, Jan 11, 2010. If you are headed to the mainland and don’t have them you’ll have to fly back to get them. For the speeds and distance we ran we were lucky to have only 3 downs and they were more comical than dangerous. This ride provides you with a sampler of the what of Baja has to offer the adventure rider. We carry Baja tires, tubes, batteries, brakes, and even entire wheel assemblies, and much more to keep your great ride rolling along. We had briefly stopped to make sure we all made the turn. It was nice seeing you again and I enjoyed our visit in the bar. They fall down, get up, get flats, get fixed, and keep going. I too need to get a better connection setup for my helmet cam. Photo by Jonathan Ehly. A good place to stay while repairs happen would be Las Casitas in Mulege. 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. You really need them, even if you’re just going to Ensenada. Click Here for More Information on Baja’s FREE Extended Emission Control System Warranty and Repair Reimbursement Program, available for specified Baja vehicles and certain generators.. November 19, 2013: Mini Bike Recall. Big Bikes in Baja – This trip could also be called The Introduction to Baja Tour… because it will leave you craving for more! They also collect skin, blood and clothing in the process. We got back to the hotel just before 9 pm after 2 days and over 400 miles in the saddle. November 19, 2013: Mini Bike Recall. 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. Ride the famous Mexico Highway 1 along rugged coastline and through expansive deserts with giant cactus as far as the eye can see. https://advrider.com/motorcycle-documentaries-to-watch-over-the-holidays Rudy and Chris narrowly missed a horse and perhaps a cow or two. 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.. Hosted by … Proving once again that even if we travel the same roads, we never get the same trip twice. Before we start, let’s talk about border crossings. Anyway, I'm beat! But if you haven’t obtained the tourist permits before you leave, turn into the border parking lot BEFORE the crossings to buy them. O. K. This ride was so popular it almost got out of hand. . Member Mike Ofeish sends us this ride report: Sunday April 2nd, 2011 was the Sawmill Enduro. He posted all five days of the short trip, but this post is on the search for a countershaft sprocket nut. 2 riders left the night before the ride due to a problem in the Hotel, parking lot which in included an injury to one person.. We’ve had members who were not allowed to take the ferry across to mainland because they forgot to get their FMMs at the border when coming into Baja. Ronald. A little about me; my name is Diego Villalpando and I was born in Mexicali Baja California. 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 guard will move the orange cone for you and wave you in ahead of the line of cars. So sorry about your breakdown! I think we got there just in the nick of time. Most rental car companies won’t let travelers roadtrip in Mexico, but it’s possible to rent a motorcycle and ride along the Baja peninsula. Baja Bound stands out, with Baja 500 and 1000 champion, Tim Morton, guiding the rides. Here’s a little taster… Jason is concluding a study on why livestock don’t like crossing the cattle guard. No long border waits, less dust, less chaos, fly in and ride from our backyard. Joe Berk. 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. Very well said Eddie, that sums up the whole weekend. Usually those are meant as an option to 'jump'... Yea I think they grease that Cattle Guard at Jamau to outsmart the more crafty bovines. Got a Baja bike blog post? . Ride the famous Mexico Highway 1 along rugged coastline and through expansive deserts with giant cactus as far as the eye can see. A little unexpected bike trouble, but it all worked out great. A big thanks to Mike for organizing and running the show and to all the guys that ran lead/sweep/radios, picked up down riders, pulled out cactus thorns, etc etc. A guy had already broken into my truck and was sitting in the drivers seat when we arrived. Road Conditions: This motorcycle tour features all paved roads with mild elevation changes. 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. I too had a blast. I currently reside in the midwest where I ride my BMW R1200GSA to many regional events. 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. Off Road Baja UTV and Baja Motorcycle Tours - Baja Ride company provides the Off Road Baja UTV and Baja Motorcycle Tours. anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks to cycle the entire length of Baja Ensenda was crazy due to the carnival, thief's go to town on those day's. Meaning, no rivals with the locals hand to knife or worse gun. Also sorry to hear about your loses too!! Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > SanDHusky Husqvarna A Class. . I mostly spend my time at dual sport rallies, but you can find me at the occasional MOA event. Baja Bound stands out, with Baja 500 and 1000 champion, Tim Morton, guiding the rides. Away from the crowds, developments and heavy regulations, Baja is where you can experience the true sensation of freedom. . It's a whole different world at night, in baja, with inadequate lighting on the bike. Baja has that effect on you… Ordered from North to South, here are 12 of Baja’s Must-See sites for Adventure Riders. Scenic Motorcycle Ride down the Baja. He left a small handled sledge hammer on the center console and dropped a cell phone and screw driver when he took off. Website by Faith in Marketing. With the exception of airfare and alcohol, our trips are all inclusive; bikes, ATV’s, hotels, food, guides, support vehicles, support staff, and fuel are all part of the package. Baja Ride Off Road Expeditions is your ticket to Adventure! If you have questions about which Baja mini bike, ATV, dirt bike, go-kart, or scooter parts you need for your model, please email us for expert advice. On a lack of cash, pannier tortillas and an existential crisis about gasoline. . The helmet cam video from the first day recorded fine except for audio, there is none. Look forward to seeing ya out at D37 soon. Next ride will be in June after the Baja 500. Without their knowledge, patience and generous help--this thing wouldnt have happened. Join us for the 26th running of ‘The Baja Ride’ April 10th through 19th, 2021. didn't lose anything. Photo courtesy David Creech. PLUS the unique opportunity to venture down into both Baja Norte and Baja … The money will be used to buy materials needed to finish the bathrooms and the flooring of the new school. February 28, 2013. Baja Mexico Motorcycle Tours and Rentals The Baja peninsula in North America offers riders a truly unforgettable motorbike holiday. As is common practice for motorcyclists in California, the motorcyclist was safely lane splitting through traffic as he often did when encountering congested traffic. Rudy and Chris paired up and Marty and I put some space to let the dust settle. They took off after the both of them! Pre-Trip Planning. This lesson cannot be learned quickly enough - but it will be repeated regularly. 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. The list ranges from destination hotels to isolated beaches and most probably includes, without hesitation, a state of mind. Come home this way and pass all the cars to head to the front of the line. 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. Yep. Angela. They headed down a dark ally behind the buildings just south of the Hotel parking lot. It appears he was trying to hot wire or jimmy the starter switch. It sounds like we need to find a new hotel. I’m flexible on dates. The structure was funded by the Malcolm Smith Foundation. Great food. I’ve included reports from bloggers who ride different kinds of bikes. I ride a Harley so I’d like to stay on paved roads as much as possible! ... help us out here with details. Along the way, you will experience great riding, desert solitude, beaches, warm temperatures and authentic Mexican cuisine. -There are very few trees alongside the Baja 1000 course. Day 1 saw us leaving Orange County headed south around 6:30 am. Do you want to sell it or transport it? Baja can demand the absolute most of the rider's skill, stamina, as well as the best of each bike, and all equipment, or some combination thereof. San Ysidro:If you’re planning a ride down Hwy 1, it’s easy and fairly quick to cross from the US into Baja at San Ysidro, but please don’t come back this way as there are long lines and no room between cars to get between them to the front. I am down in Baja right now. Rider Review Brian Holt Baja Motorcycle Tours ... Baja Ride San Jose Del Cabo 2020 All You Need To Know Before Go With Photos Tripadvisor Myanmar Ride Reports Rihkhawdar To Hakha Via Parts Unknown. I've got to wire up some better connectors. categories / Ride Reports. Mike can correct any of this stuff. Hi Jim, this is an older article, but should give you an idea of companies who organize rides: http://www.discoverbaja.com/2016/02/09/motorcycle-tour-season-has-arrived/. . If you are lacking in any of these departments, it could come back to haunt you. Baja California, Mexico, is an off-road and adventure motorcycle rider's playground. About. What its all about!! ... sometimes it sucks when there's multiple guards. Hi Paul, . My first time in Baja (to ride). We came very close to loosing both bikes! Did ya at least salvage the weekend and get some R&R down south? There are three crossings in the San Diego area. This epic dirt bike adventure winds its way down the entire Baja peninsula: 7 days of epic riding, 1,500 miles of trails, beaches and memories. Sooo so sorry to hear you had your truck broken into. Earlier this year we rode with RawHyde Adventures on their Big Bikes in Baja motorcycle tour. "Greasing the wheel" helps before the robbers get there! good group kept it tight and we where always well aware of cars,pj's,cows,beer cans and cops on the roads heading our way by the great radio communication. We stopped in Chula Vista to top off on gas … Aim to re-enter the US at Otay or, for an even more relaxing re-entry, head to Tecat… Usually those are meant as an option to 'jump'... , Sorry to hear that it kept you from the ride.... however, glad to hear you didn't lose much other than a punched out lock....etc. Ride Report: An Action-Packed Weekend in San Felipe, Mexico By Sanna March 21, 2018 A few weeks ago, Katie and I decided to plan a ride to San Felipe in Baja, Mexico over a long weekend. 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. 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. He’s very good with engines and if you can get it towed there can probably fix it if he has the parts. Scroll. When the guy broke into my truck, he punched the key lock out so I had no way to lock the truck after that. Or if you can get it into Raw AVI can I get a DVD? So all in all we got pretty lucky. Three airports serve Baja California Sur, in Loreto, La Paz, and San José del Cabo. -What I would call a coyote, Rudy calls a jack rabbit. Hi Chris, you can definitely get your FMM tourist permit and vehicle temporary import permit (TIP) processed at the Tecate border crossing. Look forward to meeting again. Possibly as early as late this Summer or early Fall. 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. Todo bien. Three airports serve Baja California Sur, in Loreto, La Paz, and San José del Cabo. 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