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