Posts Categorized: Motorcycling

A reassuring conversation about adventuring in Baja

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By Carla King This month I thought I’d share a Messenger conversation with a Facebook follower who was spooked about traveling in Baja by friends who insist there are gangsters waiting for them around every corner. It makes me happy to be able to reassure! [Conversation spell-corrected and anonymized as well as providing links to more… Read more »

Motorcyclists: Gear Up for Baja

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By Carla King If you’re riding into Baja from the cool north of the Americas, how do you prepare for the hot, dry deserts of Nevada, California, and Baja? Here are some suggestions for preparing for your trip. A lot of this gear will work nicely for bicyclists and hikers, too. Cooling vests Cooling neck… Read more »

Adventure Motorcycle Hangouts in Baja

Wanna be where the adventure bikers are? Sure you do! Here’s a list of frequent hangouts for motorcyclists. Baja 4x4s and dune buggies show up at these places, too. We don’t mind! From north to south: Coyote Cal’s Mike’s Sky Rancho Coco’s Corner Posada Concepcion   – Baja ADV (that’s me!)   – Black Dog Cycle… Read more »

Packing List for Your Baja Motorcycle Adventure

Carla King, KLR Motorcycle, Packing

I offer this packing list as a starting point for your own Baja moto adventure knowing that if you’re riding a BMW GS Adventure your list will be different than somebody who’s cruising on their Harley or single-tracking on a KTM 500 EXC. Likewise, if you’re sticking to the road and moteling it, your load… Read more »

Boating Gear for Your Overland Adventures

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Whenever I go to a boat show I’m reminded that a lot of marine-quality exploration gear and equipment can be used by overlanders traveling Baja in RVs, vans, 4x4s, trucks, and even motorcycles. Here are my picks for overlanders from my trip to the Newport Beach Boat Show last weekend. Mini-scuba/snorkel kit Spare air vest… Read more »

An Off-Road Exploration of San Juanico, San José Comondú, and La Purísima

Mission San Jose de Comondu, Baja, BCS, Mulege, Loreto

By Carla King Travelers who visit us in Posada Concepción study our atlas trying to find a good route across the peninsula to San Juanico, San José Comondú, and La Purísima. All the roads look a little iffy, and they are. Weather and lack of maintenance can make it slow going and practically impassable even for 4x4s… Read more »

Tis the season for motorcycling in Baja

One of the many water crossings

We had a many visitors in December and look forward to seeing more friends in the continuing cool-weather months of January and February. They came, they shared, they headed out… here are their combined experiences to entertain and aid you in planning your journey to Baja. To Panama and Ushuaia In December, David Sweezy of… Read more »