Posts Tagged: carla king

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trailering Your Motorcycles in Baja

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If you live far from the border or ride smaller dual-sport or dirt bikes, you may want to trailer your bikes to Baja. Jonathan bought his trailer about 30 years ago and has modified it to perfection for hauling bikes, an inflatable boat, outboard motor, and kayaks or paddleboards. He started with a Big Tex… Read more »

My Baja Bike Build Project

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Creating the perfect enduro for off-road exploration My interest in exploring the trails of Baja Sur by motorcycle requires a bike that is light but powerful enough to comfortably explore the rugged terrain between my Sea of Cortez paradise on Bahía Concepción over the mountains to Scorpion Bay (San Juanico) on the Pacific side.  … Read more »

How it is to Motorcycle Baja: Voices of Experience

Baja Motorcycle Riding

This month my motorcycling friends contribute to this column, providing perspective, advice, and favorite rides from their recent forays into “The Baja.” I also suffered through a week of Semana Santa, Mexico’s busiest holiday, a must-miss for road-trippers. And a little spill in a town called Jesus Maria. Oops! Got a Baja riding story? Email… Read more »

Baja Motorcycle Tours & Rentals

Motorcycle Baja

By Carla King Updated April 2018 Don’t be afraid to hop across the border on your own bike or to get a rental and come on down on your own. For those who prefer the certainty of a tour, whether for an assurance of safety or companionship, here’s a list. And yes, I’m planning to… Read more »

Adventuring by Motorcycle in Baja

Motorcycling in Baja

by Carla King About a day’s ride south of San Diego my chain went slack. Foolishly, I hadn’t packed my chain-tightening tool. Limping and scraping into El Rosario at dusk, I checked in at one of the town’s two motels and went looking for el mecánico. There’s always a mechanic in these little towns and… Read more »