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Offline Abercrombie Tenere

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Baja California
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:57:41 am »
When I watched the promotional videos for the new Yamaha Super Tenere 5 years ago I dreamt of owning one and taking it on adventures like this.  Next month I'll be leaving frigid North Dakota to ride this dream ride with a good friend from South Dakota and 3 others. 

Anyone have any advice on what to bring, how to prep the bike, how to pay for things, pesos, travel visa card, travelers checks?  I've had real good luck with Continental TKC 70s and have a new set ready to mount up.  Obviously they aren't the best sand tire but I have ridden them in fairly deep sand with pretty good results so that is what I'm planning on running.  I'll be riding with older guys on a KLR, GS650, GS1200 and a Buell Ulissies so I don't think I will be holding anyone back with me or my bikes capabilities.  I nearly changed my mind and ordered a set of Big Blocks last night but I think I'll be fine with our route.  I'm guessing the rest of the group will be turning around if we hit deep sand so I"ll probably mount up and go with the TKC 70s.   

This is the Plan!

                              Rendezvous in Tecate USA,

Day 1 – Feb             Tecate to San Felipe   KSU 0800, 247 miles 7 hours, Includes a stop at Mikes Sky Ranch, about 50/50 Paved/Dirt Motel

Day 2 -  Feb            San Felipe to Bahia de Los Angeles(BOLA)  207 miles 5.5 hours paved the first half, dirt the second Motel

Day 3 – Feb            BOLA to Mulege  286 miles 7.5 hours Dirt the first half, some light sand, Paved the second half Motel

Day 4 -  Feb           Mulege to Los Barrilles SE of La Paz  -369 Miles 7.5 hours all paved highway

Day 5 -  Feb           Day off bikes at Mark’s

Day 6-   Feb           Los Barrilles to El Centario/La Paz after circling Cabo San Lucas  200 miles 6.5 hours first half two track, last half paved Motel

Day 7 -  Feb           La Paz to Loretto  324 Miles 6.25 Hours all Highway Motel

Day 8/9 – Feb        Loretto to San Ignacio Lagoon 205 Miles 5 hours, last 40 miles is dirt track – Two nights Whale Watching Camp, Palapa or Yurt

Day 10 -  Feb         El Rosario 350 miles 7.5 hours dirt the first 40 miles – Paved Highway after that Motel

Day 11 – Feb         Tecate   223 miles 4.5 hours all paved highway Cross border and head home around noon after lunch.

Open to any advice from anyone who's ridden Baja before.

Abercrombie Tenere
MSF Rider Coach
13 Yamaha Tenere
14 Yamaha FJR ES
06 Ducati 999 Superbike
08 Ducati 1100S Hypermotard
15 Honda XR650L

Offline Thrasherg

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Re: Baja California
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 03:10:10 pm »
I've never ridden in Baja, so no advise for you, but looks like an amazing trip!! Will have to convince my wife to ride it with me someday!!
Dont forget to get plenty of pictures (to share with us) and to remember it by.



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