baja

“We’re ¬†going to ride our motorcycles in Mexico”

“Really? I heard/know of/This will happen *insert disastrous horrific story here*”

“Well, the Baja is alot safer than the mainland…”

“Uh Sure… That’s not what I hear! HAVE FUN!”

It became pointless to tell people that we were going to ride our perfectly good motorcycles down through Baja Mexico. So we did it anyways. Does anyone have anything to be worried about riding your motorcycle through Mexico? Yes, but the same concerns exist with any ride. The major differences to be very aware of are; You are far away from immediate help. Ensenada and La Paz are the only cities that can help with Motorcycle issues. The people we encountered were very, very helpful and friendly. We had a great time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to any of our two wheeled friends. For street bikes it is perfect blend of adventure and touring.

When you make the journey be sure yell out WE MADE IT.

I’d like to do more of a thorough write up about the trip but peoples attention span isn’t what it used to be. I may do a full write up as I have started one below. Feel free to contact me with any particular questions below
It became pointless to tell people that we were going to ride our perfectly good motorcycles down through Baja Mexico. Despite this our enthusiasm and excitement approached Fiesta levels. As we crossed into Mexico via the Tecate Crossing, anxiety decided to show up to the party. Riding through the border is easy. You do need to park the motorcycles and go get your mexican travel visa. Relatively easy process, it just can be confusing on where you should go.

When we finished with the border we headed south along Mexican wine country on a very decent road. The further we rode south the more comfortable we felt. So far our impression of the roads were pretty good. Our first stop was in Ensenada for street tacos. Carrying on we slogged our way through one of the more boring parts of the Transpeninsular Highway. Alot of small towns, alot of speed bumps (Tope!), and nothing much to see. Before arriving in El Rasario we were treated to some very nice, well paved corners. The first place we stayed at was the Baja Cactus Hotel. It was one of the nicest of the trip and nicer than most places we stay at in USA. Cheap too! Dinner, drinks and breakfast was at Mama Espinozas. This is a well known spot to Baja Racers. Beer was cold, food was ok.

On the second day