San Diego to Bahia de Los Angeles-Baja, MEXICO 900 mile trip
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BV 350
Joined: 15 Sep 2014
Posts: 26
Location: San Diego
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:43 pm quote
I started out at 9am and arrived at 7pm. The ride is 10 hours. Once South of Ensenada, the 2 way highway was magical on the scoot. The only major delay was south of Santo Tomas where they are diverting traffic for construction. (one way only)

The sky was clear and sun in the face. Always liberating on the Peninsula. as many of you know, the twists and turns of the highway are a great challenge. throw in the wind and and semi trucks coming at you head = a rush like know other.

I did bring a gas can because from El Rosario to Bahia de Los Angeles gas does not exist.it is about 182 miles. I pushed the limit and ran out of gas at 175 miles. I hit the throttle, and with the wind and cargo weight, it pooped out.

Heading back to El Rosario, I did not run out of gas and that was with a head wind. But kept the speed at 50 and BOOOOOOOOOOOOM, better gas mileage. Heading back was really windy and reaching the pacific side, the temps really dropped.



The main reason for going by the BV350, was so I could not bring any dogs back from Baja. 3 of our 4 are Baja mutts from the highways. The first question asked: did you see any dogs on the highway?

Thing I forgot, tire patch/plug kit. that would have been a bummer.

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a view into the old highway.

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map of route. as you can see, Highway 3 is an option but road still not complete

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apologies for the selfie, but wore Buff for the sun which is a must. for neck and face

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under the Palapa facing the beach

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house guest

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sunrise from tent looking over Sea of Cortez

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3 of these 4 ding dongs are literally from side of the highway from different parts of Baja. Wife not allowed there anymore because she scoop up another.



Last edited by salchipapa619 on Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:17 am; edited 5 times in total
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Aprilia Scarabeo 500
Joined: 02 Oct 2019
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Location: Florida
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:01 am quote
10hours? How many miles is that trip? Is the BV350 comfortable enough to do that without any pains afterwards?
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BV 350
Joined: 15 Sep 2014
Posts: 26
Location: San Diego
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:29 pm quote
about 430 miles from Chula Vista ( just south of DT San Diego). at about hour 5 mid back and shoulders hurt. powered through it. coming back, I split up the ride. was amazing ride. anything to swim with Whale Sharks.

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GTS250ie
Joined: 23 May 2020
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Location: Crossville TN
Wed May 27, 2020 6:45 pm quote
Thanks for sharing
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Vespa gts
Joined: 19 Jul 2020
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Location: Montreal
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:20 pm quote
Y'a man

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Hooked up with the local brotherhood .

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Took some fuel for on the way !

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Vespa gts
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Location: Montreal
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:24 pm quote
And on to Acapulco

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Location: California
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:29 am quote
wow
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GTS 300
Joined: 21 Nov 2011
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Location: SoCal
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 am quote
That looks fun. I like your "ding dongs"
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Acworth, GA
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:49 am quote
How does one just randomly get to swim with whale sharks??? Did you know they’d be there? How far out from shore were they?

Amazing!
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