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post #1 of 3 Old Jan 13th, 2009, 10:30 pm Thread Starter
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My Wife wants to pet a whale so we're thinking of a ride down Baja from TJ to Guerrero Negro in a couple of weeks. Possibly taking the ferry from Santa Rosalia to Guaymas and up to Nogales. Does anyone know "must see" sights on the way, good places to eat and bike safe places to stay. Keep in mind we're on an LT so sandy roads wouldn't be a good thing.
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post #2 of 3 Old Jan 14th, 2009, 2:06 am
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Re: Baja

I rode my LT to BMW Mexico Rally last October. With the speed bumps and pot holes on Mexican roads, I would not recommend riding your LT. You would be better off on GS. Stick to toll ways as much as you can when available. Tolls are expensive. Nogales to Guadalajara is over $100 easy.

Mazatlan is very pretty. San Carlos worths a day stay.

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My Wife wants to pet a whale so we're thinking of a ride down Baja from TJ to Guerrero Negro in a couple of weeks. Possibly taking the ferry from Santa Rosalia to Guaymas and up to Nogales. Does anyone know "must see" sights on the way, good places to eat and bike safe places to stay. Keep in mind we're on an LT so sandy roads wouldn't be a good thing.

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Re: Baja

Be very careful. The "drug war" has spread into Baja. As an absolute "civilian" I made several trips right over the border into Mexico. The last couple of times it got rather dicey and, I was with a friend who spoke fluent spanish and carried a badge. We were stopped twice by the police on bogus traffic charges before they demanded money. The economic squeeze is effecting everybody and I'm guessing things have not improved.

I didn't get here dressed this way!
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