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Old 04-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #21
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #22
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Nice webbmac, I will look into it.


Not advice I would go by.

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What is the requirement for insurance these days? Do you need to stop at the border and buy insurance?
I don't think there is a requirement by the country of Mexico, it's just that most likely your existing auto insurance doesn't cover you while in Mexico. Do you feel lucky?

If you're a member of AAA, I'd recommend checking with your local office to see if they offer Mexican auto insurance. Much easier, and quicker IMO, than buying the insurance near the border.


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My "Plan" (I really don't plan much when in Baja as everything is...):

Sat. 4/27 - Mexicali for Contingency and figure out what to do for the night; camp at contingency, get a room, camp at the Starting Line.

Sun. 4/28 - Watch the start, then head to San Felipe and see the vehicles that we can catch come through. Drive to BoLA and enjoy the trip down the course. Spend the night camping at the event location or up north towards La Gringa.

Mon. 4/29 - Head south to Vizcaino where they cross the Hwy 1 and continue down to San Igancio and on to Loreto.

Tues. 4/30 - Leave Loreto early and head up the course to the Mission at San Javier and watch the racers go by. Continue down course and hit the pavement north of Insurgentes and head south to Hwy 1 on the transit. If there is time take the course from Hwy 1 to La Paz.

Wed. 5/1 - Take the road around the East Cape to San Jose del Cabo. We are staying in Cabo for a week and the taking a few days to drive back.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #24
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My plan......

Leach off of others plans, hang out where the hanging is fun and press on when I feel the need.

I leave work at 0100 16-April....be back at work 2330 12-may.

We should all meet at the Bull Ring Saturday morning sometime and compare plans.
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Looking forward to meet up with you John. Won't be easy but we'll try.
Should be fun.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:25 PM   #26
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I'm camped at sycamore canyon just south of Point Mugu. Man-O-Man are they proud of the campsites around here. $45 a night or $1.87 an hour if you stay for the full 24.

I've got 3 days to make it to Mexicalli. Does anyone have any tips on nice places to kill time down here in $unny $outhern California?

I've met a few forum members on my way south. More info to follow. I've got to get busy setting up camp before it gets dark or the fog rolls in.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #27
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I'm camped at sycamore canyon just south of Point Mugu. Man-O-Man are they proud of the campsites around here. $45 a night or $1.87 an hour if you stay for the full 24.....
You're in my neck of the woods. You going to be there for a couple nights, or are you heading out tomorrow?

Yeah, camping so close to a lot of civilization lets them charge what they want.


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You're in my neck of the woods. You going to be there for a couple nights, or are you heading out tomorrow?

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My only firm plan is to be at the bullring in Mexicalli Saturday morning. I've been looking at the map trying to figure out which way to go. Down the coast or jump on the 10 and head east and down. Either way ill be fighting traffic, not my favorite mode.

Which way would you go if you weren't from around here and just wanted to see the sights?

Are there any good campgrounds on the coast down farther south?

At $45 a night I'm almost half way to a hotel room. After spending 8 nights in my tent I'm starting to think a hotel room is a good option.
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John,

Hate to say it, but as far as I'm concerned, just about anything south of you (until you get into the desert), is the belly-of-the-beast. Lots of pockets of things to see and do, but it can be a fight to get to any of them.

Are you looking for civilized things to do (museums, attractions,...), or are you looking for camping adventures (mountain areas like Big Bear)?


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I did pick up a new piece of gear to increase the comfort level of tent camping. While not nearly as nice as sleeping in Gnarvan this lightweight cot combined with a Big Agnes bag and insulated air core pad is the best tent setup I've ever tried.

http://cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-rest/ ... ot/product

I've got 10 nights on the cot now and it's a keeper. It's probably a little heavy for serious backpacking missions but its perfect for motorcycle touring. The best setup for the cot is to put it on the ground under the tent.
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