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Offline bajabound

baja touring
« on: January 27, 2006, 07:43:28 pm »
Planning a trip through baja with a mountain bike and bob trailer. Just wondering if anyone has done this trip before and what route you used. I'm trying to develop an "off the beaten path" type of a route. I plan to cross the border in mexicali and continue down the sea of cortez side through san felipe and peurtecitos and on through to highway 1. Then south to guerro negro on the 1. from this point I'm looking at staying on the 1 all the way to la paz but am open to more dirt or graded road routes. If you know of any possibilities for this in baja sur then please respond to this post. My map shows some dotted lines that cross the sierra south of loreto and east of agua caliente? The paths seem to follow a large arroyo down the west slope and end up just south of ciudad insurgentes. If anyone has been there or knows anything about these paths please respond.

Also any general info about bike touring in baja or baja in general would be greatly appreciated.

sincerely,
bajabound




Offline BikerLee

baja touring
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 01:48:41 am »
There is a group of friends in the San Diego area that do a similiar route around Christmas some years.
They start at Tecate and head towards Puertocitos.
They finish at Cabo San Lucas.
I had planned to ride Baja last year with the on-road group, but had to miss it due to injury.
Regards,
Lee


Offline bajabound

baja touring
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006, 07:17:55 pm »
well on my way now and loving it. Mexicali to canyon de guadelupe then back to mexicali for superbowl en espanol. from mexicali south to san felipe then on to peurtocitos. After the hot pools in puertecitos 80 miles on rough dirt and sand to the highway. today I made bahia de los angeles for a relaxing two nights then over to the pacific. Over 700 km since feb 2, 2006. Riding my new 29er from Volcanic Bikes out of Olympia, WA and loving it. the bigger tires and wheels work awesome in the sand that is umbiquitous here in baja. you can check out the bike at: http://www.twentyniner.net/forum/album_personal.php?user_id=285