Overnight ride to sample some of southern California's motorcycle roads.
🔹 WHEN: Saturday July 3rd • meet 8 AM
🔹 WHERE: Safeway gas ⛽ • 591 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister
🔹 PACE: 23 hp
• Day 1 gets us south
• Day 2 & Day 3 will be spent in the Malibu hills and Angeles NF
• Day 4 & Day 5 takes us back north
• If you can't afford the extra time off, split off at Castaic Day 3 and slab 5 hours home in time for work Tuesday morning.
• Will have GPX tracks for all 5 days, so feel free to zip ahead
Sat July 3rd Motel 6 • 2040 Preisker Ln, Santa Maria
Sun July 4th Hotel Lexen • 24219 Railroad Ave, Santa Clarita
Mon July 5th Clocktower Inn • 181 E Santa Clara St, Ventura
Tue July 6th Motel 6 • 9400 El Camino Real, Atascadero
sunrise ☼ 5:55 ~ 20:30 ☽ sunset
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- Batopilas Mexico
My company is going through an acquisition in July. Won't be able to take time to ride to Batopilas this year, so pushing out to next spring.
Floating the idea of a ride down to Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico. Looking to see if there's interest for once the C19 thing is at a significantly reduced level. So the dates and duration are estimates. I'm really trying to gauge if there is interest in such a ride. Likely the duration would be 16 days to account for a some high mileage days along with the ability to stop along the way and "smell the roses."
[masked] Update: When to go? As I mentioned, "once the C19 thing is at a significantly reduced level," and by that, for me that means a few things: a) I am fully vaccinated; b) everyone else that joins is fully vaccinated; c) daily confirmed infection rate is below some yet to be determined figure in the US; d) same as "c" for Mexico; and e) all of that coincides with the appropriate season as in both temperatures and rainfall.
I'd expect that once the above conditions have been met, that we'd have more conversation about what kind of preparation might be required. Additionally, I notice that many who have shown interest in the ride prefer "short & all day" rides.
Info about Batopilas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batopilas,_Chihuahua
Mexico Tourist Card: https://www.ivisa.com/mexico-blog/how-to-obtain-an-fmm-card-for-mexico
Temporary Vehicle Import Permit: https://www.mexpro.com/mexico/vehicle-import-permit.html
After an amount of research, this looks like the best inbound route. I expect this to take 3 days of riding that will give us the opportunity to "smell the roses." https://goo.gl/maps/noCHrZJZVJLPn8vRA
What You Need To Know AND Do Before Driving To Mexico
Check out this video of a portion of the route to Batopilas.