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[*] posted on 12-14-2016 at 01:27 PM
Heading to Baja Jan 10


Never been there before and looking for someone who wants to tandem along for maybe the first week or longer. Planning on being there about a month. All self contained camping. Two of us and a dog. West coast then over to the gulf.
Not going to rush. Crossing at Tecate.

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Change of plans. Not leaving until Jan 16. Going in at Tecate but taking Mex 5 to San Felipe then south along the gulf. Still looking for anyone who wants to con oy

[Edited on 12-17-2016 by greg4444]
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[*] posted on 12-14-2016 at 02:34 PM


Cool photo, was that in Australia? (Down under):biggrin:



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[*] posted on 12-14-2016 at 05:25 PM


keep the wheels down.



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[*] posted on 12-14-2016 at 05:38 PM


We're planning on leaving from Vancouver about the same time, 2 of us and a dog. :)

We went down this past Jan. and loved it.

Where are you leaving from?

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[*] posted on 12-14-2016 at 06:59 PM


San Anselmo Ca just above SF. One day to the border then through it the next day. Looking for a place to camp on the Cal side of the border.
E mail me at gvb1940@gmail.com and we can discusss this further.
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[*] posted on 12-15-2016 at 08:55 AM


Camping at Potrero County Park is pretty convenient for a Tecate crossing.
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[*] posted on 12-15-2016 at 10:24 AM


Thanks wilderone. Another person mentioned that also.
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[*] posted on 12-15-2016 at 02:10 PM


Badass rig Greg.
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Quote: Originally posted by greg4444  
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Is it only upside down on my computer? :o




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[*] posted on 12-15-2016 at 02:59 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by greg4444  
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Is it only upside down on my computer? :o


You just never know with us Utah types. A lot of recreational chemicals have been known to happen in the desert.




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Quote: Originally posted by greg4444  
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Is it only upside down on my computer? :o


Its just you, david




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You know, I think it is those Russian hackers!??



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[*] posted on 12-17-2016 at 05:06 PM


We found it convenient to get the campsite at Potrero County Park then run down to the border and do the paperwork.

Next morning, up early and go through the border quickly.

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[*] posted on 12-17-2016 at 05:43 PM
Ron nailed it!


We've done that very thing a number of times - Portrero Campground is decent, and 15 minutes after you leave the campground you are in Baja. It's only a couple of miles from the border to the Highway 2 Toll Road, and very soon you will enjoy the magnificent views going down the Rumorosa grade. Then a little later you'll be in the southern part of Mexicali and turn south onto Highway 5 toward San Felipe less than two hours away.

Just as you get through the border and approach the plaza/park, to your left a block or so is El Major pan de Tecate - one heck of a bakery - Google it!

If this is to be your first stop in Baja - you won't regret it.

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[*] posted on 12-17-2016 at 05:54 PM


Re:driving thru Tecate with a dog: are they still citing people for not having pets secured in a vehicle?

I recall reading that warning from a few years back. Any updates? Recent citations?




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[*] posted on 12-17-2016 at 07:15 PM
Dogs, and knifes, and - the list goes on


I don't recall any very recent stories, but in addition to dog's not being secured there were a number of posts about small knifes (pocket knifes?) in plain view - at the time it was a no, no. Then there were a number of stories about ticket happy motorcycle officers in Tecate.

As you drive through Tecate toward the toll road there are probably a dozen stop signs in varying degree of visibility - you really need to pay attention regardless of what local drivers are doing. A complete stop is to your benefit!

We've driven through Tecate many times and never been stopped by the police but we try to carefully look for and stop where we should. Once on the toll road I'd think everything is back to whatever normal is.

Since from the border to the toll road is such a short distance, it makes no sense to me to drive at anything more than a crawl.

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[*] posted on 1-11-2017 at 04:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by greg4444  
Change of plans. Not leaving until Jan 16. Going in at Tecate but taking Mex 5 to San Felipe then south along the gulf. Still looking for anyone who wants to con oy

[Edited on 12-17-2016 by greg4444]


We cross same place same time, but are headed to west coast first, N. of Erendira for night one is the plan. Will keep an eye out for your rig further south.




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[*] posted on 1-11-2017 at 04:56 PM


With all the hub bub going on there right now we have changed our plans and are going to South Padre Island Tx instead.
Next year.
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Quote: Originally posted by greg4444  
With all the hub bub going on there right now we have changed our plans and are going to South Padre Island Tx instead.
Next year.


Waited too long! Totally understandable... let's hope this gasoline mess is cleared up really soon. They don't like paying the real cost of 40 cents more a gallon, how does this shutdown of all gasoline distribution make one's ability to make money make the cost better? Unless of course, they get the government to raise everyone's taxes to subsidize the cost of gasoline. Do they even have income tax in Mexico? What will they raise to lower the cost of gasoline? There is no free lunch (or free for long).




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