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  1. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Getting ready to ride the Baja peninsula

    Feb 29 Guadalajara Mazatlan
    Mar 1 Mazatlan Topolobambo - Overnight ferry to La Paz
    Mar 2 and 3 rides close to La Paz, , a couple of beaches and visit to Hotel California
    March 4 Ride to Loreto
    March 5 Ride to Guerrero Negro , boat ride to see whales, perhaps visit the salt fields
    March 6 somehwere between G Negro and Ensenada
    March 7 Ensenada , visit the wineries
    March 8 start the ride back over main land
    March 10 arrive back at Gdl

    Aprox 4000kms

    Preparations:
    - ferry reservations and a few hotels along the route
    - paperwork for the ferry (insurance and a couple more papers)
    - service done
    - new tires
    - new soft panniers
    - many other miscelaneous stuff

    10 motorcycles

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  2. Marco Wikstrom

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    Sounds like a great trip! Pictures and stories please!
     
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  3. jackyma09

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    Sounds like an exciting adventure! Your preparations seem comprehensive. Just a quick reminder to check and carry essential documents like passports, driver's licenses, and any required permits.
     
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  4. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    What a fantastic itinerary, Armando! Have a fantastic time. I look forward to seeing photos and hearing all about your adventures! :)
     
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  5. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Arrived to Mazatlan

    4 guys
    r1250rt
    tiger 1200 rally
    scrambler 1200
    Tiger 900

    others are on their way today
    we left before dawn , still dark,
    the bimmer and big tiger fell on a large pothole, the bimmer bent a wheel, 4 hours later we were on our way again, lucky to have found a shop that heated the wheel to put it back correctly

    Rest of the way was uneventful and weather in the 20s

    let me try to add photos from my phone
     
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  6. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    I think it will work
    me
    the bent wheel
    waiting for the repaired wheel
    mounting it back

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  7. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Mazatlan

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  8. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Today we ride to Los Mochis and we'll catch the ferry to to La Paz
     
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  9. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Love the photos of Mazatlan, Armando, and can't wait to see pics of La Paz. I was there about 15 or so years ago on a scuba diving trip and loved that town. Hope all is going smoothly now and that the bent wheel is working fine.
     
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  10. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    I'm in Loreto

    Once I can get good wifi will upload more photos
     
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  11. Markus

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    @Armando Morales: Thanks for the great pictures!
    I hope the rest of your journey will be not so "mechanical".;)
     
  12. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    now in Guerrero Negro

    crazy windy day and cold

    the scrambler ran out of gas

    the tiger 1200 donated enough to get him to the gas station

    I nearly ran out of gas

    the sea and beaches are incredibly beautiful

    and food, OMG, I will have to be on a diet for some time


    all is part of the adventure
     
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  13. Armando Morales

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    We made it to Ensenada, and all the way to the north, enough to see the wall of the USA border

    We're starting the drive back home, there will be a couple of 700+ km rides
     
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  14. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    a quick couple of images

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  15. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    a couple more

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  16. Marco Wikstrom

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    Wow, looks like a great trip!
     
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  17. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    I'm back home, will need a few days to rest !
    Waiting for the ferry
    Seafood before the ferry
    Bikes tied down at the ferry

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  18. Armando Morales

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    The logistics at the ferry are impressive, it takes 15 mins to unload and another 15 mns to load, in that time we barely tied the bikes and unloaded what we needed to spend the night
     
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  19. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Arrived at La Paz, Baja California Sur, right at sunrise
    La paz is a free trade zone and we had to make a queue to pass customs along the large rigs

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  20. Armando Morales

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    Playa Balandra is very close to the dock so we went to see that

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    and playa el Buho before heading to la Paz for lunch
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    9 bikes, 4 with 2 passengers, asking everyone to stand for a photo is like herding cats, so I just settle with whoever was close enough
     
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