Category Archives: Bicycling the Baja

Rancho Santa Rosa (back to the Baja)

At KM marker 154 (around 100 miles north of La Paz) we bedded down for the night behind a loncheria at the entrance to Santa Rosa Ranch. After getting somewhat acquainted with the goats, cows, turkeys and chickens we went … Continue reading

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Rocking into Mazatlan

The 15 hour ferry crossing to the mainland from our beloved Baja peninsula was quite an experience. We took the cargo ferry rather than the regular passenger boat and as we bought our tickets the kind lady told us that … Continue reading

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The trials and tribulations of owning a Trangia in Mexico (some advice for others in the same position)

Don’t get me wrong, I love our Trangia. The smart compact Swedish camp stove has done us proud. It’s the fuel that is the problem. It runs on meths (alhohol), and discovering what that translates to in Mexico was an … Continue reading

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Searching for signs

Road signs are sometimes cause for interest along barren stretches of desert highway. You see the yellow lollipop emerging in the distance and wonder: what will it mean? Sad, but true. Most signs are disappointing. Wiggly arrows that generally mean … Continue reading

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¡Vive La Paz!

The history of La Paz, capital of Baja California Sur, is as fascinating as everywhere else on the peninsula. Cortes and the Conquistadors arrived in 1535 and established a temporary European outpost. Then, in 1720, the Jesuits came. However indigenous … Continue reading

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Rolling into La Paz

The last few days on our four week ride down the Baja peninsular we spent in the desert. Although at times we both swore that we never want to see a cardones cactus ever again, the fact is that we’ll … Continue reading

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Crossing the Sierra de la Giganta (gulp!)

6th Jan: Behold! A sketch representation, of the finest quality, of the epic bicycle crossing of the Sierra de la Giganta… And the view… But alas that was not the top…spot the cyclist The first 25 miles out of Ligui … Continue reading

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A warm welcome in Ligui

Having waved a fond farewell to Matt and Mel in Loreto we were stunned when just a few miles down the road Mel overtook us, in a pick-up truck. No time for explanations, but lured by his enticing offer of … Continue reading

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The long road to Loreto

Chill out on the beach over, off we went on the hilly road to Loreto – along the stunning Bahia Concepcion before stopping for a break. We’d just finished munching our tortillas and refried bean luncheon when Matt and Mel … Continue reading

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Kicking off 2011 by kicking back in Bahia Concepcion

¡Feliz año nuevo! After a write-off day on January 1st, and the inevitable vows to abstain from alcohol (or at least Tecate, it is evil beer), we left Mulege on the 2nd for the beaches of Bahia Concepcion. Just 21 … Continue reading

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