Not a lot of surface water sources on route, a few in some of the mountain sections, but they only really help in one or two places, else where the distances are not that great. Just wanted clarification on the need for a proper water filter. It features a 75D bottom fabric, whereas the NeoAir Xlite uses a 30D bottom. If you have a smartphone there are plenty of apps to help navigate. My buddy and I started the Baja Divide recently and unfortunately we got robbed at gunpoint right outside of Tecate at the marked possible campsite in Canon Manteca. Indeed, they will need to average a minimum of 23.
Our group is very diverse, our youngest is 9 years old, some of us have little experience mountain biking, while others are quite pro. Bags and other items can be fitted in there for extra padding. Instead of giving up the race, the Mexican government requested help from in hosting and promoting future Baja races. Do you think paper maps will suffice? However, if anyone else reports suspicious activity near Tecate, I will be forced to make changes to the routing in this region, which would necessarily require more paved riding. It is my understanding that the police in Baja are strongly invested in protecting the tourism industry so if you have not reported the incident already, I would recommend that you do so. This will mark the 43rd time the legendary race will start in Ensenada and the 22nd time it will finish in La Paz.
The course will go behind Ciudad Constitution to Santa Rita where another new trail goes to Loma Amarilla where the final Checkpoint No. The course length varies from 600 to 850 miles, depending on the course route. Looking closer, I see it is nearly identical in route concept to the 1973 Baja 1000 except for the La Purisima to Loreto and back west part. In the past several bikers have been being held and robbed at gun point as they camped near town. Several ferries are available from La Paz to the mainland, connecting to Topolobampo and Mazatlan.
Its not bad for you especially if you are active and is actually very good for the body. After you cross the border into Tecate, the first right turn leads to several hotels in just 2 blocks. Being a point to point race means most of the Baja peninsula will be covered, 1,134. As the timed runs recorded via telegraph became popular, a need for an organized event to compete for the quickest Baja run was starting to grab the attention of other competitors. The course has remained relatively the same over the years, about every other event being either a point-to-point race from to , or a loop race starting and finishing in Ensenada.
Archived from on March 6, 2012. Some riders may prefer a 4. . Let others argue over small things, but not you. Stock are modified for use in off-road terrain, known as , have been a common sight throughout the event duration, but the factory-supported, all-spaceframe entries are the most visible.
Leave a comment below if you plan to join the ride on January 2, 2017. One of my favorite sections by far. Could you handle 20 miles on the shoulder to escape the sketchy barrio where dope fiends live? At sub-15 psi pressures it might work. Last year the Baja 1000 route shared a lot of tracks with the Baja Divide in the first 500 miles, although the Baja 1000 route changes annually. Took about 4 rolls of wrap per bike. Before Loreto will be Checkpoint 3 and then a run up to San Javier Mission before heading to Checkpoint 4 at the highway crossing to Lopez Mateos.
In that price range take a look at the Jamis Dragonslayer Sport, Specialized Fuse Comp, Marin Pine Mountain 1 which all come with decent quality suspension forks. I strongly advise tubeless tires and a durable tire casing, but a few riders have ridden some of the route with tubes, so it is possible. It will take racers into a section of nasty silt and hill climbs. Tom, Both bikes sound like they could do it, if you are up to it. The total length is 807 miles, and will cover some territory that racers are familiar with, as well as some areas that are completely new and have never been driven on before.
I personally do not mind camping in sight of the road and I enjoy meeting passing locals, but as a general precaution camping just out of sight makes sense, at least enough so that a passing car in the night does not take notice. Then I started looking at my Tyvek ground cloth. He said he bought a Mexican sim card, and was robbed of his Galaxy phone less than 10 minutes later, inside the city limits of Tecate. Emergency Baja Contacts Include: ; El Rosario-based ambulance transport; Emergency : 616 103-0262. Which segments do you consider would be nice to try or avoid? In June 1967, Pearlman and group left Tijuana and immediately ran into mechanical troubles. He waited until nightfall to rob us, and was wearing a hoodie, mask and baseball cap, so we have no idea what he looked like other than that he was young male and skinny, riding an older mountain bike. It looks like the 1000 goes off on the 16th this year, and should be mostly finished by the 18th, although riders will be pre-running the course in the two weeks prior to the start.