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When Hank Arriazola (MotoHank) mentioned his dream of turning over 500,000 miles on his R1100GS somewhere in Africa, Touratech-USA offered to help make the dream come true by sponsoring his trip. 

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Today we woke up to a choice: Juan and Skip would drive the support truck up the western coast along a scenic highway to Ensenada; Chicon would ride off road to Coco’s Corner, then up along the eastern side of the peninsula and over the mountains to Ensenada.

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This morning, we woke up early to go whale watching before crossing the Baja peninsula to Bahia de los Angeles on the Sea of Cortez.

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We make our way from the east coast of the Baja Peninsula over to the west coast. Given that our ferry left a day earlier than anticipated, time is on our side.

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Today started off with an historic tour of El Fuerte with Ivan, then we made our way to Guaymas to catch a ferry to Baja.

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In late March, the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization held its first fundraiser event called the Wickenburg Desert Ride. Operating out of a private oasis in the desert known as the Boyd Ranch, participants were treated to three meals a day from the chuck wagon and guided rides in some of Arizona’s best backcountry terrain.

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Yesterday's riding was a nice combination of road and relatively easy dirt. Today’s route back out of the canyon proved a bit more challenging for many.

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Today we get an early start so that we can make it to Urique while it is still light out deep in the canyon.

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Today’s ride is one of the longer ones, but the roads are twisty, and the scenery is breathtaking as we wind our way up to the upper Sierras.

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We get to know our group a little better over breakfast this morning, then take off for the first step of the trip: crossing the border into Mexico. Luckily for us, Juan and Alfonso are old hands at this process, and after waiting through a couple different lines, we’re all set.

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