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[*] posted on 12-10-2021 at 11:45 PM


Interesting. Thanks guys . I have learned something today.





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[*] posted on 1-2-2022 at 05:33 PM
Riding to Agua Verde


Is the main road to Agua Verde doable on a 500 lbs ADV bike? Has it changed much in the last 20 years?

We sailed in 20 years ago, I ate some bad food there and nearly left my bones in Agua Verde.
An American doctor on another sailboat saved my bacon.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2022 at 05:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Perrro Viejo  
Is the main road to Agua Verde doable on a 500 lbs ADV bike? Has it changed much in the last 20 years?

We sailed in 20 years ago, I ate some bad food there and nearly left my bones in Agua Verde.
An American doctor on another sailboat saved my bacon.


It's a very easy ride. Well traveled road.






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[*] posted on 1-2-2022 at 05:46 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Perrro Viejo  
Is the main road to Agua Verde doable on a 500 lbs ADV bike? Has it changed much in the last 20 years?

We sailed in 20 years ago, I ate some bad food there and nearly left my bones in Agua Verde.
An American doctor on another sailboat saved my bacon.


I rode my KLR650 to Agua Verde twice. No problem.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2022 at 06:25 PM


It's even paved for the first 10 kms!



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[*] posted on 1-2-2022 at 10:18 PM


It is in very good shape, recently re-graded. Not sure about 20 years ago, but it is quite a bit better than 2 years ago, and night and day better than 30 years ago.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2022 at 10:33 PM


I drove it first in 1986
the only memorable difference was the first stretch between MEX1 and the drop off
there were a few concreted vados with extreme angles
like in the Motomi area some years back
go in too fast and your suspension bottoms out
worst case scenario - you could lose control over your truck

the road was more narrow and not as smooth as now
back door road did not exist




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[*] posted on 5-11-2022 at 12:45 PM


I'm happy to report that the road from San Jose de la Noria down to Agua Verde is open and most four wheel trucks should have no problem going down or up to that matter. We attempted to go through it back in 2006 and it was totally washed away, there are many tracks on it, giving the impression that is traveled often. There are a few rough areas but nothing too extreme. On our way out North we exited through the San Cosme to Hwy 1 and its really smooth and about 10k of pavement near Hwy1.

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[*] posted on 5-11-2022 at 10:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Baja1999Jeep  
I'm happy to report that the road from San Jose de la Noria down to Agua Verde is open and most four wheel trucks should have no problem going down or up to that matter. We attempted to go through it back in 2006 and it was totally washed away, there are many tracks on it, giving the impression that is traveled often. There are a few rough areas but nothing too extreme. On our way out North we exited through the San Cosme to Hwy 1 and its really smooth and about 10k of pavement near Hwy1.




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[*] posted on 5-21-2022 at 06:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Baja1999Jeep  
I'm happy to report that the road from San Jose de la Noria down to Agua Verde is open and most four wheel trucks should have no problem going down or up to that matter. We attempted to go through it back in 2006 and it was totally washed away, there are many tracks on it, giving the impression that is traveled often. There are a few rough areas but nothing too extreme. On our way out North we exited through the San Cosme to Hwy 1 and its really smooth and about 10k of pavement near Hwy1.

[Edited on 5-11-2022 by Baja1999Jeep]


Good intel. I drove up it today. For those of you who use e32 their old route is wrong. The old wash they use is impassible almost 1 kilometer in due to big boulders from whatever flood. They made a bypass a few hundred meters north of the old e32 route.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2022 at 09:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chippy  


[Edited on 5-11-2022 by Baja1999Jeep][/rquote]

Good intel. I drove up it today. For those of you who use e32 their old route is wrong. The old wash they use is impassible almost 1 kilometer in due to big boulders from whatever flood. They made a bypass a few hundred meters north of the old e32 route.


Is the new bypass trail easy to see and follow?
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[*] posted on 5-21-2022 at 09:55 PM


that "new bypass" has been there since my first trip in 1986.
It is the high ground alternative to boulder hopping in the Arroyo.
It is well graded and smooth all the way to the beginning of the grade

start: 25.515590°, -111.084746°




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Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
Quote: Originally posted by chippy  


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Good intel. I drove up it today. For those of you who use e32 their old route is wrong. The old wash they use is impassible almost 1 kilometer in due to big boulders from whatever flood. They made a bypass a few hundred meters north of the old e32 route.


Is the new bypass trail easy to see and follow?


Yes it is very easy.
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[*] posted on 5-22-2022 at 05:22 AM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
that "new bypass" has been there since my first trip in 1986.
It is the high ground alternative to boulder hopping in the Arroyo.
It is well graded and smooth all the way to the beginning of the grade

start: 25.515590°, -111.084746°


I didn´t know that as it was my first attempt "back door". It was fun and very scenic. I would like to see it green like you mentioned.
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[*] posted on 5-22-2022 at 07:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by chippy  


I didn´t know that as it was my first attempt "back door". It was fun and very scenic. I would like to see it green like you mentioned.


did you bring any pictures?




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[*] posted on 5-22-2022 at 09:46 PM


AV back door entrance with Harald's coordinates added to show the start.







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[*] posted on 5-23-2022 at 09:51 AM


I used the opportunity to update the road and trail network around Agua Verde
before the backdoor road there was a well developed trail network going to San Jose de la Noria

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[*] posted on 5-25-2022 at 04:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
Quote: Originally posted by chippy  


I didn´t know that as it was my first attempt "back door". It was fun and very scenic. I would like to see it green like you mentioned.


did you bring any pictures?







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[*] posted on 5-25-2022 at 07:23 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by chippy  


Woah, YOU STOLE THE SIGN?!! :O :lol:



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