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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 01:33 PM
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Info for the Baja 500 is now posted with the map at the SCORE web site. It is longer than orginally stated and there is a short cut for Sportsman bikes and class 11. Odd thing on the map, it appears that check 1 is after check 2. Maybe I'm not understanding it. Also it goes thru Mikes Sky Ranch.

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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 04:18 PM


2 way traffic again on the pavement. Bad idea but it should all be in the daylight this time.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 04:20 PM


Wonder which route they are using between mikes and coyote.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 04:26 PM


Looking at the map, it seems they pass through San Matias Pass to Checkpoint 1 (~RM 170) at El Chinero, and when they return to San Matias Pass, that is when they stop for Checkpoint 2 (~RM 260), there.

They are showing the bad (only) road from Mike's to El Coyote... When StuckSucks does his Google Earth map we can zoom in to see if there are any new alternations.

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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 09:34 PM


The whole course looks to be a fun run.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 06:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
The whole course looks to be a fun run.


Agree! A taste of the mountains, a taste of the desert, a taste of the coast... three different tastes of Baja, in one race!




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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 02:15 PM


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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 04:37 PM


Wow, after zooming in with Jim's map, I am indeed surprised that not only are they going through Mike's and El Coyote, but also right by Meling and then up towards the pine trees before coming down and all sorts of roads that I thought got closed after Cameron blew through the area on one of the Trail of Missions tours?!

Larry (bajatrailrider), what do you think of that route between Santo Domingo and Valladares/ Potrero area?




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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 05:51 PM


The route they are using between Mikes and El Coyote is the same they have used the last several times they went between the two.

David where did you have problems in that section?
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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 05:59 PM


I believe that the route starting at RM320 is the route SCORE use to use when they ran by Dark Skies Baja from Mikes. That is a fun run.
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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 06:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Wow, after zooming in with Jim's map, I am indeed surprised that not only are they going through Mike's and El Coyote, but also right by Meling and then up towards the pine trees before coming down and all sorts of roads that I thought got closed after Cameron blew through the area on one of the Trail of Missions tours?!

Larry (bajatrailrider), what do you think of that route between Santo Domingo and Valladares/ Potrero area?
Yes David that area That Cameron ruined for all. There is a gate just to the right before Entering The Margaritas Rancho. It is unlocked for the race they have used that route many times for races. Now is the rime to ride in as will be locked after race. Its no problem riding the canyon down to Santo Domingo on a bike. For trucks they need run dozer again.
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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 06:22 PM


I will be riding up there this Friday Saturday try to go that way maybe.
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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 09:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
The route they are using between Mikes and El Coyote is the same they have used the last several times they went between the two.

David where did you have problems in that section?


While there was a short low range grade on granite, it was the brake shoe mount that came loose just after the climb that caused me to turn around more than the bad road, and it was bad. Michael at El Coyote said I hadn't even reached the "really bad part" yet.




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