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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.
a view into the old highway.
a view into the old highway.
map of route.  as you can see, Highway 3 is an option but road still not complete
map of route. as you can see, Highway 3 is an option but road still not complete
apologies for the selfie, but wore Buff for the sun which is a must.  for neck and face
apologies for the selfie, but wore Buff for the sun which is a must. for neck and face
under the Palapa facing the beach
under the Palapa facing the beach
house guest
house guest
sunrise from tent looking over Sea of Cortez
sunrise from tent looking over Sea of Cortez
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.
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.
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10hours? How many miles is that trip? Is the BV350 comfortable enough to do that without any pains afterwards?
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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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Thanks for sharing
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Y'a man
Hooked up with the local brotherhood .
Hooked up with the local brotherhood .
Took some fuel for on the way !
Took some fuel for on the way !
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And on to Acapulco
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That looks fun. I like your "ding dongs"
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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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