1750 miles, 76k feet of elevation, 6k ft max elevation…lots of adventure!
Packed up ready to leave Portland!
Had to stay the night in Ashland since the hwy was closed. Mandatory chain up on dry pavement necessary the next day
Some snow on the pass
Extra charge to store the trailer in long-term parking at the KOA in San Diego so we engineering a solution to only have to pay for 1 vehicle!
Leaving the KOA ready for our adventure
Tecate border crossing. Rode right into Mexico didn't even talk to a single person.
1 hour into the trip the drama begins. My tire blew off the rim caused by me tearing the bead when I mounted the tire.
After a full day of adventure we finally made it to our destination of the night. Freezing cold cabin at 5,400 ft elevation.
Got to dry out the gear.
Our cabin the first night. Overpaid by a long shot @ $70 but the employee at the state park was not keen on negotiating!
Day 2 had our first crash and Carlisle broke off his mirrors.
First "real" Mexican meal of the trip
Brennan's bike wouldn't start after a military check point and Paul had to tow him the 35 miles into San Felipe.
Trying to bump start the bike in a Pemex parking lot in San Felipe.
Picture taken from my tent the next morning in San Felipe
View from the "lifeguard" stand
My silk scarf bangin in the wind!
Christmas day we had some great fish tacos!
What a sunset!
Christmas day consisted of relaxing on the beach and working on bikes.
Bandidos stay away!
Cowpatty bar in Puertecitos
Bay of Gonzaga
Crazy wind in Bay of Gonzaga so we lined up the bikes and used some tarps to shield us. That was a cozy night!
This sea turtle has seen better days
Beautiful beach in the Bay of Gonzaga
Just changing another tube!
On the way to Coco's Corner
Coco wasn't there but those are some large under garments!
With my busted tire I was lucky to come across some nice folks that towed my bike to our next destination for the night (Bay of LA)
The road the rest of the guys took to the Bay of LA
My hero! Found a guy "chocolate" who had a worn (by Mexican standards) tire that would fit my bike. Bought it for about $8
Our nice palapas in Bay of LA
Hopefully this tire gets me 300 miles further to the house we rented!
Brennan and I split off from the group to ride easier roads to the house. Started off nice and smooth.
Awesome flora along the way
Road was incredible.
The road the rest of the guys took to the house
Brennan and I at a mission in the middle of nowhere
I asked if they had any food and we scored some amazing authentic tamales
How's that for a cactus!
James had a flat that day
San Ignacio spring
We all made it safely to the house we rented in the Bay of Conception.
Not a bad view from the backyard!
Back deck at the house
The house came with some sweet cowboy hats
Beach campfire fun
James and Carlisle comparing nubs
Cute Mexican puppies
Old man we bought 5 freshly caught fish from for about $2-3
This dog would dive under water to get his PVC toy!
Got something on yer nose buddy
Awesome spot for lunch!
The group at lunch
Best coconut shrimp ever!
About a 1 mile kayak ride from the house out to this private island
View of the house
Inside the house
Me sportin my new poncho I bought for about $8
Not a bad dinner spot
Paul grilling up the fish we bought that day from the old man
Next day James and I took a day trip out to Loreto
Surprise around every corner
Killer mountain roads!
Watch for water on roadway
San Javier mission outside of Loreto
Pretty amazing graveyard in Mulege
Fancy NYE clothes
Paul excited to ride on new years day
The group ready to head back north on new years day
The day started off with some really nice and tame dirt roads
Some fun water crossings thrown in
Paul letting his KTM take a little cat nap
Nice spot to take a quick break and enjoy the scenery
One of about 10 times the DR took a nap that day. Some pretty tough terrain for a street tire.
Where we camped that night…middle of nowhere at over 4k feet. Cold, but some amazing 360 deg views.
Brennan was famous with his STICKERS!
Carlisle rolling a rock to his bike to lift it up
Fixing his flat
Me cruising with a nice backdrop
Some rugged mountains
After a lengthy decent we got to ride through some amazing canyons!
Paul getting a little wet in a deep water crossing
San Ignacio mission
One stop shopping: shampoo and random hanging meat in the market
Our least romantic campsite of the trip in a RV park. Got a hot shower though!
One of many military checkpoints
Back to Coco's corner to finally meet Coco!
The group with Coco
Funny man…it will be hard to forget this guy
I made James run out of gas…sucker!
Back in San Diego after an epic adventure…James falling asleep with his shoes still on