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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 11:21 AM


Technically if they are referring to the last race as the Baja 500 it did not go thru the Valle de los Cirios, nor did the SF250 race. They must mean the last (2017) Baja 1000 which did go thru it.
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[*] posted on 10-14-2018 at 06:10 AM


The Chapala Blanca route is not great especially with the silt on the west end.
What the hwy1 via Miseria is like?
BTW, the only race road that was built specifically for racing I know of was the one that parallels the Morelia road near San Felipe. All the rest of the race roads have been there for many years. I wonder if Davidk can verify that the Chapal to Blanca existed for a long time?
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[*] posted on 10-14-2018 at 07:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
The Chapala Blanca route is not great especially with the silt on the west end.
What the hwy1 via Miseria is like?
BTW, the only race road that was built specifically for racing I know of was the one that parallels the Morelia road near San Felipe. All the rest of the race roads have been there for many years. I wonder if Davidk can verify that the Chapal to Blanca existed for a long time?


It is a rough, steep downhill (4WD if up) road. Was graded for the steep climb but badly eroded last year. Great cactus forests in there (boojum and cardón).





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[*] posted on 10-14-2018 at 10:14 AM


The Chapala-Blanca road was built before 2003 probably for the fish camps.
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[*] posted on 10-14-2018 at 10:25 AM


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
The Chapala Blanca route is not great especially with the silt on the west end.
What the hwy1 via Miseria is like?


The Miseria road is the same thing with silt on the west end. All the area on the west end is silt type terrain due to the marsh like conditions. There are silt beds from north of Santa Rosalillita to at least near the Bahia Corbin area. The road north of there is higher on a more rockier type ground. North near Punta Canoas and north towards the Santa Catarina area it's back to silt again.
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[*] posted on 10-25-2018 at 05:40 PM


When looking at the Course Notes, it does look like the route is along the KM234 road from Chapala to Blanca/Vibora.

http://score-international.com/raceinfo/course-notes-baja-10...
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[*] posted on 10-26-2018 at 10:26 AM


It is and when you come down the hill after RM400 it is silt city for the next 10 miles or so.
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[*] posted on 10-26-2018 at 12:13 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
It is and when you come down the hill after RM400 it is silt city for the next 10 miles or so.


We were near Blanca in '13 and '15 during the 1000 for the purpose of "extraction" -- if any of our team's race cars became stuck, our job was to find them and get them moving again. Both years were middle-of-the-night racing, simultaneously fun and terrifying.

The bikes were leading at sunset -- as I recall, our cars passed us around 1am.





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[*] posted on 10-26-2018 at 12:20 PM




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