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[*] posted on 12-29-2018 at 05:37 AM
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Anyone stayed there recently? For the past 15 years I’ve launched from Calexico or Jacumba. Thought I might save an hour plus if we rode across this Feb instead of staying at the Hot Springs hotel in Jacumba evening before the ride starts. I haven’t crossed over from the Compadre trail to the Laguna Hanson trail in a long time. Any locked gates- problems?

Thanks all. A good bed and meals pre ride is worth the extra time if RSV has fallen into disrepair

Mike

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[*] posted on 12-29-2018 at 11:41 AM


If you don't get an answer here, try contacting Kacey Smith (The Lizard Lady) at www.bajagpsguide.com as she had staged tours out from there.



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[*] posted on 12-29-2018 at 01:09 PM


You could contact the Los Ancianos Motorcycle Club they just did the Tecate Enduro in Oct out of Santa Veronica. Their web site says if you need immediate assistance call Tommy T the Club President at
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[*] posted on 12-29-2018 at 06:27 PM


Stayed there about a year ago. Same as ever. Cold in winter. Restaurant is always good.
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[*] posted on 12-30-2018 at 03:29 PM


Thanks, I’ll try MC Club. I don’t think Stacey has done an event at RSV in years, but I’ll email her too. 2 good ideas. I’ll ask Oscar Hale too.
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[*] posted on 12-30-2018 at 04:38 PM


One time several years ago there was a husband and wife managing the place and my brother and I sat down for dinner. She told us they just got a shipment of New York steaks and they were great so that's what we ordered. I never had a tougher stead in my life. It was like eating shoe leather. A couple months later I stop by again with a friend and again ordered the New York steak and again it was like shoe leather. I don't think I've eaten another New York steak anywhere after that.
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[*] posted on 12-30-2018 at 04:43 PM


They do or did have a great Sunday brunch, all you can eat. The margaritas are not bad either. Some of the rooms had a wood stove or fire place I don't remember and a small pile of wood you could burn at night. It does get cold there in the winter.
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Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
One time several years ago there was a husband and wife managing the place and my brother and I sat down for dinner. She told us they just got a shipment of New York steaks and they were great so that's what we ordered. I never had a tougher stead in my life. It was like eating shoe leather. A couple months later I stop by again with a friend and again ordered the New York steak and again it was like shoe leather. I don't think I've eaten another New York steak anywhere after that.



Lol. Was probably steak from one of the bulls hanging on the wall. I have only eaten breakfast there.
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[*] posted on 12-30-2018 at 07:14 PM


New York is so far away from there... Sonoran beef would have been fresher! (LOL)



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[*] posted on 12-30-2018 at 10:51 PM


This place looks cool. My Honda might be ok here for some short trail rides.
I guessing carne asada is good there:coolup:




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[*] posted on 1-4-2019 at 04:11 PM


We where there last dec 2017 ice cold rooms . They wanted to charge our group of 13 for fire wood to heat rooms. You may notice there are no more wood chairs outside the rooms. To add all fire places smoke out rooms and bar. It has not changed in 30 or more years.
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[*] posted on 1-5-2019 at 12:17 PM
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Thanks Bajatrailrider, kind of confirmed what I've heard. Not worth it to save an hour in the am. Appreciate the first-hand experience intel.
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[*] posted on 1-6-2019 at 10:21 PM


I don't expect much but over 30 years and they cant make a smoke stack . Or fix the one they have ice cold dec and they want to charge to heat there rooms. HAAAAA We may go back if they got new wood chairs to burn.
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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 12:58 PM


Maybe best to take an electric blanket. haha, don't remember if they had receptacles in the rooms.
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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 05:50 PM


We stayed there last November. The food was fine and people friendly. It was cool at night but we had our own sleeping bags. Think they were selling firewood for stoves for $5/bundle. There were a lot of friendly dogs there, if nothing else bring your own flea collar take one of them to bed. Our bikers had a good time riding in the area and then rode through Hanson and Ojos and met up with us in Ensenada. There is a color TV in the bar/dinning room.
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[*] posted on 1-14-2019 at 08:55 AM


Thanks, I'll just stay at Jacumba Hot Springs, they watch our trailers, etc, have a nice little bar and restaurant, a few space Aliens in February too. I like the Laguna Hanson road from Rumarosa. I can pick up the Tres Hermanos to Urapan/Santo Tomas/ Cal's from Ojos or the Goat Trail to VT/El Coyote, depending on weather and my mood.
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[*] posted on 1-14-2019 at 10:20 AM


Quote: Originally posted by ztrab  
Thanks, I'll just stay at Jacumba Hot Springs, they watch our trailers, etc, have a nice little bar and restaurant, a few space Aliens in February too. I like the Laguna Hanson road from Rumarosa. I can pick up the Tres Hermanos to Urapan/Santo Tomas/ Cal's from Ojos or the Goat Trail to VT/El Coyote, depending on weather and my mood.


That sounds like a great ride. Coyote Cal's sure was a friendly place for m/c riders... Rancho El Coyote, too!




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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 04:02 PM


Stayed there 2 weeks ago.

They charge $80 a room, which is quite steep imho.

No hot water.

Restaurant was closed down when we showed up at 7pm on Friday night.

But there is a little market across the street where you can get gas and beer, which is nice.

And cant beat the single track there! Only reason I keep going back.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 04:27 PM


80 seems high but I think I need some single track... you know to warm up for next year's Dakar.
I'll start with a 1 mile loop that starts and ends at the beer store. So like 6 laps:coolup:

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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 04:36 PM


But no hot water? I'm thinking deal breaker at any price.



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