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Old 21 Jan 2009
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Mexico - Baja & Copper Canyon

I would like to make a "shakedown" trip to Mexico this Spring before heading South toward TDF starting in May/June from Los Angeles. I was thinking about going down Baja to Cabo, then ferry across to the mainland and then to Copper Canyon and back to LA. I could go in the reverse direction also.

I'm thinking anywhere from late February to mid-April for departure. Anyone with interest in joining me and/or with info on routes, side trips, bike mods, or anything else would be greatly appreciated.

Since I'm a noob to this forum, I can't PM or email yet, but you could use my email of motomon at pobox dot com.

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I live in Yuma, AZ, and while I couldn't join you, if you come in or out of Mexico this way, we could meet up. There are two border crossings; one in the most northeastern bit of Baja Norte at the town of Algondones, and the other in the westernmost city of Sonora State. Either one is super quick on motorcycle (you just ride past the all the cars lined up for miles and hours to the head of the line), but Algodones is probably much easier.
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Shake down rides are good!

Have fun with the prep!
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hello im going to ride arround mexico for 300 days i will start next feb. 20 in la paz baja with a friend if u want go with us just send my a private message to know and keep in contact, my email is papayaco@elmundoendosruedas.com or contact me in my website EL MUNDO EN DOS RUEDAS have great rides
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hello im going to ride arround mexico for 300 days i will start next feb. 20 in la paz baja with a friend if u want go with us just send my a private message to know and keep in contact, my email is papayaco@elmundoendosruedas.com or contact me in my website EL MUNDO EN DOS RUEDAS have great rides
Well, now it looks like I'll go to Copper Canyon first because Cal is heading there before he heads south. I estimate that we'll be at Copper Canyon sometime around early April. I will then head down to Topolobampo to take the ferry across to Cabo and then head North back to Los Angeles before heading out again to go south in late April or early May. Right now Tina may do some or all of this trip.
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I know some fun ways to get from Topolobambo up to CC if you're interested. Patrick
Yes Patrick I'd love any suggestions about getting from CC to the ferry to Baja/Cabo.

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First get a decent guide book
Coming back from CC you have various options:

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Mollydog, this is a funny question from someone who lives right here, but which crossing in Yuma do you think is a better route for someone traveling through? I have crossed both (Algodones and San Luis) and looped around, but which one would be the better suggestion to keep going through. I know that getting out I prefer Algodones due to the single line of cars vs. several lines to jump to the front of, but is there a big difference for someone traveling into Mexico?
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Honestly, I can't recall.
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