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[*] posted on 3-4-2015 at 04:48 PM
San Ignacio to San Juanico


looking for any recent updates on the roads to Scorpion Bay from SI. Bunch of guys riding large dual spot bikes. Thanks in advance.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2015 at 05:29 PM


No problem
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[*] posted on 3-4-2015 at 06:30 PM


Enjoy! Getting back to highway one via Rosarito makes a nice loop. but I am not sure of the condition of that route. Last time I rode it it was no problem.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2015 at 06:32 PM


Are you thinking about going along the coast or inland? I know there can be some killer silt beds along the coast; inland is more traditional desert driving with dirt and rocks and sand, in varying proportions.



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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 09:20 AM


I'd say it's the opposite traditionally... Major silt beds along the mesa(inland) road, smooth sailing by the coast on the salitralis (salt flats)...

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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 09:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Tomas Tierra  
I'd say it's the opposite traditionally... Major silt beds along the mesa(inland) road, smooth sailing by the coast on the salitralis (salt flats)...

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That's my experience as well. It has been a few years but I have motorcycled the salt flats several times and it is a memorable ride. Friends who took the high road have reported struggling more than a little.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 09:34 AM


Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  
Quote: Originally posted by Tomas Tierra  
I'd say it's the opposite traditionally... Major silt beds along the mesa(inland) road, smooth sailing by the coast on the salitralis (salt flats)...

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That's my experience as well. It has been a few years but I have motorcycled the salt flats several times and it is a memorable ride. Friends who took the high road have reported struggling more than a little.


X3, motoged should be along any minute now with pictures of his broken leg:lol::lol:




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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 11:41 AM


Yes, meant at the bottom of the mesas with silt. By inland, I was referring to going via (I think) Tres Palmas. Once you leave San Ignacion, leave the road to the lagoon and head more south.



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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 12:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Yes, meant at the bottom of the mesas with silt. By inland, I was referring to going via (I think) Tres Palmas. Once you leave San Ignacio, leave the road to the lagoon and head more south.




The road continues south from Tres Palmas, even though the AAA mapers didn't push on. There is also a cross over road to Rancho Cuarenta, not shown on AAA map. Cuarenta is near where the arroyo crosses the middle road just past the mile 30.7 on the map.

The 2010 Baja 1000 went via Cuarenta from the high road, see RM 610...





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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 12:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by dtbushpilot  


X3, motoged should be along any minute now with pictures of his broken leg:lol::lol:




:lol::lol::lol:

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Not the staples pic.....just the pussy that comforted me ....at least the cat was caring....;)





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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 12:23 PM


Thanks David, that's what I was trying to say.



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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 03:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
Quote: Originally posted by dtbushpilot  


X3, motoged should be along any minute now with pictures of his broken leg:lol::lol:




:lol::lol::lol:

David, my friend, ....you have psychic powers beyond the normal range.....

Not the staples pic.....just the pussy that comforted me ....at least the cat was caring....;)



Hey, I was caring....I got you back on the bike didn't I? Sometimes tough love is the best approach..:yes::yes:




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[*] posted on 3-5-2015 at 05:02 PM


Awesome !! Thanks for all the replies everyone
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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 08:36 AM


We just came through. Everything has dried out, and we had no problems driving from San Ignacio to SJ. It is a beautiful, fun drive.



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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 09:48 AM


I've done the mesa road/silt beds/Baja 1000 route on an XR650R and the salt flats road on a 990 Adventure. I will tell you that having offroad tires (knobs) on your bikes is needed for that stretch. I would also add that when you get back to pavement, wash your bikes down or you will face some pretty aggressive corrosion from the salt flats. Very much fun and challenging on the big dual sports. Last tip is to bring some stickers/treats for the kids in El Datil, they will be super excited to see motos coming through their campo.....





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[*] posted on 4-4-2015 at 12:43 PM


I learned the hard way about the aggressive corrosion. The first thing we do upon arriving in SJ is to go to the beach. The second is to wash the bottom of the truck with a hose and then a pressure washer. Then we eat.



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[*] posted on 4-4-2015 at 03:58 PM


Life is too short to worry about corrosion! Get on with your life and let the pieces fall off when they're ready etc. etc. etc.



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[*] posted on 4-4-2015 at 04:55 PM


Great info. Thanks for sharing!
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[*] posted on 4-5-2015 at 12:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
Life is too short to worry about corrosion! Get on with your life and let the pieces fall off when they're ready etc. etc. etc.


ROFLMAO......maybe on one of those Toyota rust buckets....but my motos need to be intact and corrosion free for reliabilities sake.....

I was looking for some photos of the silt beds but nothing will explain that the ruts are 3-4' deep and the silt is so powdery that it reminds me of fresh snowfall at 11,000 feet at Alta.....





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[*] posted on 4-7-2015 at 09:58 AM


don't take the high road...you will regret it

take the sand highway or the tidal salt flats...

I was through a couple days ago and the tidal salt flats are passable...one of the locals put up a red shirt and red plastic ribbons every so often so just follow the ribbons on the tidal salt flats...if you don't you will get buried in the muck...cuz I saw vehicles who were buried.:?::?::?::?::?:




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