Ride the Baja Divide, 2017

Update 9/13/16:  Due to a high level of interest in the Jan 2, 2017 group start on the Baja Divide, “registration” for the ride is now closed.  Anyone who has e-mailed or commented on the site with the intention of the doing this ride will soon receive a message verifying participation and providing further details of the event.  If you have already made plans to begin the Baja Divide on Jan 2, 2017 and have not yet contacted us, please email Nicholas at bajadivide@gmail.com.  Note, the Baja Divide is a free resource and the route is open to ride at any time, while this message pertains only to the event on Jan 2.

Join a group of riders on the Baja Divide Route.

Meet in San Diego on Jan. 2, 2017.  Ride over Otay Mountain to the border crossing in Tecate, continue riding south at your own pace, build your own group ride.  Ride as much of the route as you want; plan up to 6 weeks for the complete route.  Bring a bike with at least 2.3″ tires (3.0″ recommended), up to 8L water capacity, and with the ability to carry up to 2 days of food.  Tubeless tires are required, not recommended.

Three airports serve Baja California Sur, in Loreto, La Paz, and San Jose del Cabo.  Daily bus service is available back north to Tijuana from most larger towns along Hwy 1.  Several ferries are available from La Paz to the mainland, connecting to Topolobampo and Mazatlan.

Leave a comment below if you plan to join the ride on January 2, 2017.  Include your name, hometown, and the bike you will be riding.

Contact Nicholas Carman at bajadivide@gmail.com for further questions.

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320 thoughts on “Ride the Baja Divide, 2017

    1. Beach camps? Could be a lot, could be almost none. That choice will be yours, although the route contacts the Pacific Coast 3 times and the Sea of Cortez 6 times, some of which are for longer stretches). There are very few structures or trees to support a sling or hammock. Best to bring a lightweight tent that can with stand some wind, and bring a few sand/snow stakes such as MSR Blizzard stakes for inevitable sandy campsite, but on the beach and in the desert. Many night will be fine to sleep under the stars, but some rain may arrive in the north, and wind is possible anywhere.

    2. If there’s much beach time, a Hawaiian sling would be worth bringing. Excellent spear fishing there. I learned how to use a Hawaiian sling while living in Mulege.

      1. I got ok at it on a coastline tour in Costa Rica. It’s not much more and at my pace I want to take afternoon swims catch some dinner!

    3. Alex!
      The one thing that you will be asked if you have a Hawaiian sling on you and you are stopped is your fishing license. The law enforcement crowd in Baja are very much into enforcing the fishing regulations and the fines can be quite large. Its easy enough to get a license and its not expensive so I carry one regardless if I am fishing or not.
      The other issue is water temperature. The sea temperatures in the northern Sea of Cortez and Pacific are not warm thanks to upwelling. Its not until you get into Baja Sur that the sea temperatures warm up to where it is comfortable to swim in the water.

  1. Been to alot of places in baja on dirt bikes, bike seems perfect for this terrain,
    Want to ride the first 500 miles

  2. I toured Baja years ago on Hwy 1, and have always wanted to go back and do it again off-road. Why the hell not join 100+ other yahoos? I’ll be coming from Berkeley on a fat-ass Pugsley, and can ride along for 2-3 weeks.

  3. I toured Baja years ago on Hwy 1, and have always wanted to go back and do it again off-road. Why not join 100+ other yahoos? I’ll be coming from Berkeley on a fat-ass Pugsley, and can join for 2-3 weeks (or until the beer runs out).

    1. I toured a bit in the States but not in Mexico yet! I would love to join you and help caring a few beers!(

  4. Very interested in joining the group start in January to ride this route. Do you have an updated rough estimate on when the gpx data will be released to the public?
    Thanks!!

    1. Ryan, After a busy summer Lael and I are visiting my folks in northern NY and working hard on the Baja Divide site: including the GPX track, the overall route guide, and individual section narratives. We hope to have it done in the next few weeks. We plan to travel for a few months this fall, but we aren’t going anywhere until this is done. So, that’s our incentive!

  5. Lot’s of new and redesigned +sized bikes being released at Saddledrive this week. Salsa Timberjack and Fargo, Surly Karate Monkey and Troll.

    1. Yes, about time that Salsa revised their hardtail line. I wasn’t sure if it was ever going to happen. Both bikes look fantastic, and nice to have a solid option at $999. The new Karate Monkey looks like an awesome rigid option at well.

  6. Ginny Wilson
    Bellingham, WA
    I’m 99% positive I’ll be there! The ride had been on my mind but I saw your presentation in Missoula and that sealed the deal. Wanted to say hi to you two, but so did everyone else, so figured I’d see you in SD. I think I’ll be riding a Crust Evasion with 3″ tires… still making the money to buy the stuff. Thanks for putting this together… so stoked!

    1. So looks like I might be switching to a Surly Krampus- I can get it at cost and as much as I want to build up a crust frame, the surly is far more cost effective for me- but it looks like you don’t recommend 29+? What do you think of the Krampus?

      1. Ginny, 29+ is fine. Its just a big wheel and I’ve ridden it on several different bikes and I don’t love it. I toured extensively on a Krampus for 18 months. The important details are that you have durable, 3.0″ tubeless tires. The Krampus does not come with tubeless ready wheels or tires, although they can be converted with Gorilla Tape or via the split tube method. On the there hand, I really love the new Karate Money 27.5+, if features more attachment points on the frame, it comes with a wide range 1×11 drivetrain, and tubeless ready wheels and tires. I would choose a KM27.5+ over a Krampus.

      2. Ok sweet… good thoughts to chew on. I don’t think I can get a karate monkey complete for any sort of deal but maybe I’ll scratch the whole Krampus idea and go back to my original idea for the Crust Evasion and put some 27.5s on … Thanks for the input! I’ve pretty much only road toured so this is new territory so I can use all the help I can get :p

      1. Found out about a few in la Ribera, most likely those are close to the ones in cabo pulmo. I rented a mt bike in los barilles, but the tires were way too narrow for sand. Some of the trails I rode had cactus problems. Does the course go.down east cape? Thinking my personal bike is gonna work way better in the sand than the rental bikes I could find

        1. Steve, the route will pass the main coast road just east of San Juan de los Planes all the way down to La Ribera and Cabo Pulmo. In general, I recommend 3.0″ tires for the entire route, and list a 2.3″ tire as the minimum size to be able to ride most of the route. To enjoy a few sections in the East Cape a standard mountain bike would be fine, although still tough in some of the sandiest spots.

    1. Rockhopper is a good bike, although the actual tire width is likely 2.1-2.3″, while the wheel diameter might be either 27.5″ or 29″. It is tire width that we recommend to be 2.3″ minimum to enjoy most parts of the route, but to complete a tour of the entire route, I strongly recommend 3.0″ wide tires. As mentioned previously, most any mountain bike will suffice to get out and enjoy the East Cape, even if that means a little walking.

  7. I had to look, 27-5×2.3
    Right now I am planning on at least 500 miles from tecate, more if I have the time. Hoping the course goes down the pacifc coast into san qientin, then over to catavinia somehow

  8. I have a dirt bike route that goes from lapaz to cabo pulmo, via la ventana, punte pescadero, los barilles.
    Last year I mt biked up to san everisto from lapaz over to los pocitos. Epic ride through the mini gtand canyon

  9. My Plan was to ride the Great Divide next summer; however, I might have just changed plans. Baja Divide sounds really cool and it would be fun to be apart of the group starting in January. I am planing on buying the 2017 Fargo and running it 29+. with this setup do you still recommend against a dropbar?

    1. Grady, drop-bar 29+ would not be my first choice for the Baja Divide, although it can be done. I prefer an upright bar for technical terrain, including soft sand, rocky jeep tracks, and steep climbs and descents. I’ve mostly written off 29+ as being too big. I do like 3.0″ tires, but for most situations 27.5+ is best. Even for the Great Divide, I don’t think the Fargo is the best bike out there, but it is much more suited to that route than the Baja Divide. The Timberjack would be a much better option in Baja, along with the Advocate Hayduke or the new bikepacking specific Seldom Seen. Also check out the Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+, Specialized Fuse, Jamis Dragonslayer, Marin Pine Mountain, or the Trek Stache if you really like 29+ (also compatible with 29 or 27.5+).

      1. Thank you for the feedback it is very helpful. I have questioned 29+ myself. It does seem big, and there doesn’t seem to be much of a tire selection. My LBS always seems to always turn me away from 650b for reasons that are not clear. I will start checking out some of the options you listed there. Thanks Again!

  10. Landon Mackey Indianapolis, IN riding prototype 27.5+ Titanium

    side note: if anyone is in the market for a plus bike i have a medium borealis echo custom sram edition full xx1 up for grabs, DM with any questions

    @indybikepack

  11. I REALLY want to go. It’s dependent on if I’m still working construction in NYC in January (they usually shut things down in winter). Probably bringing the Pugsley that has yet to be built. Are you guys riding it again in January? Great work on getting this all together Nick and Lael! You guys rock!

  12. I’d love to do this. I’m in the UK, and just mulling over the logistics (and cost) of getting there…

    I’ve got a Singular Swift (a steel 29er with rigid forks and room for 3″ 27.5+, not a million miles away from a Surly KM).

    What kind of kit do you recommend for navigation? I’ve been using my smart phone recently (that I can charge off my SON hub), but should I get hold of some paper maps as a backup? (another way of putting this question might be “what are the chances I’ll die if I get lost?”)

    And is the route suitable for bivvying, with a tarp? I’m guessing this is what the “Camping and resupply” page will talk about when you’ve had a chance to write it, eh? 😉

    1. Hey Graham,

      I have not ridden this route, but have travelled Baja and camped there a fair bit. I would say if you are comfortable on the ground with poisonous snakes, spiders and scorpions then a tarp should work fine! 🙂

      Personally I would take a airiest, lightest tent I could afford.

      Have fun, wish I could join!

    2. Graham, when there isn’t a chance or rain, we sleep out every night on a groundcloth, under the stars. We used a large pyramid tent (tarp) last year, which housed up to 4 people at times. Otherwise, Lael and I would normally use a lightweight double wall tent like the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2. I don’t consider snakes and scorpions to be a major concern, especially in winter.

      For navigation, I’d use a dedicated GPS unit like the Garmin eTrex 20, but if you wish to use a smartphone be sure to have some battery back up, 2300mAh-5600 (1-2 charges, typically). Dynamo charging should suffice most of the time, but it is safe to have little stored power on the bike. David from Sinewave recommends the Limefuel 6000 for a power bank, as this model also features pass thru charging, so you can charge the battery and send power to a device at the same time, a solution to all the devices out there that require more consistent power supply. Also, National Geographic sells a pair of maps of Baja (North and South), which topo lines and most dirt roads. The pair is $20 and a good backup, most Baja Divide tracks are shown.

      1. Thanks – all that info is much appreciated. I’m not going to be able to make the group start now, but I’m stashing your answer for future use. You can’t beat a bit of local knowledge! 🙂

  13. Patrick Dowd
    Oakland, CA
    Carver 29 Plus Single Speed!

    My friend Morgan and I will be on the cerveza and taco slow train!
    Is three weeks ample time for this route? Just wondering how long I need to tell work I’m out of the country.
    Thanks for putting this together! Looks so much fun!

  14. Hoping to come out for a couple weeks. I will know by November. I will start with everyone on January 2nd and then split off when my time is up and head home.

    Max Dilthey
    Massachusetts
    Bike: Surly Pugsley 29+ Conversion (SS)

  15. Hey all, the name is Matt Chong. I’m very excited that this is happening and currently, I’m planning to go the full length.

    I reside in Boston and work at Bikes Not Bombs. If you haven’t heard of it, check it out. We do great things.

    Um, so I’ve got this Troll and it is just itching to get out and tackle some Baja terrain. I might alter a few aspects like swapping my drops for risers. Swapping out my ET up front for a Knard, leaving an ET out back and carrying the extra for a spare.

    Stoked level is high.

  16. I’m keen. Holly Wade from Auckland, New Zealand.

    Haven’t got a suitable bike for this yet so will be choosing between a Timberjack, Karate Monkey, and Pine Mountain 1.

  17. Pete Oregel, Danvers ma. Thinking fuse, karate monkey or VO piolet… Leaning towards the piolet for versatility in daily life. Thoughts on the piolet? Ideally I would want fully rigid with multiple braze ons. Fun for packing/ touring here in New England.

    1. The Karate Monkey and Piolet share some features on paper, although the KM is decidedly more MTB while the Piolet is more of a touring bike on steroids. The Fuse would be the lightest, but minus all the extra attachment points if you find those to be necessary. Rumor is the new 27.5+ KM will be available in October, November at the latest. The Fuse Expert is a great value, including a Reba fork and a GX drivetrain and tubeless ready wheels and tires.

    1. Awesome, then. It would be much better for me to meet in Tecate since I’ll be riding from Bisbee if that’s ok with you guys. Will see you there on the third.

  18. Hey all, I’m very excited to be planning for the entire length of this awesome route!

    My name is Matt, I’m from Boston, and I’ve got a Surly Troll setup with a mix of 2.5 and 3″ tires. It’ll be hard to leave the drop bars at home, but based on recommendations, I think I can deal.

    1. Sounds great Matt! I’d rather not ride drop bars on this route, especially on rocky, sandy segments. 2.5″ to 3.0″ tires should be good. Be sure to have a reliable tubeless system. See you in January!

    2. Oh yeah, my tubeless game is on.

      I do wonder what the best way to get a bike back onto a plane will be. I’m imagining finding a bike box from a shop, likely in Cabo. Do you think this is easy/doable? What tips do you have for that?

      1. Great! As for bike boxes, don’t expect to find any. There is a good shop in San Jose del Cabo that stocks nice parts and a few nice bikes, but I wouldn’t expect them to have boxes. Plan to build a box out of cardboard and packing tape, or pack the bike in many rolls of plastic food wrap (Saran wrap).

  19. I have ridden the first 500 miles on highway #1 on 20″ wheels as my first bike tour ever and had a blast. So it seems like a good idea to head back on some fat tires.

    I will be riding a Salsa Mukluk, I’m building a wheelset as I purchased a 150mm dynamo that I need to put somewhere. So I’ll be riding tubeless 3″ tires.

    Wish me luck with the build.

    I’m looking forward to the ride.

  20. Count me in. I’ll be in San Diego Jan 2nd via Cleveland or Vail. I don’t know what contraption I’ll be riding yet. I found a reasonable route to Cuba from San José del Cabo afterwards, I’ve been pondering a Cuban Divide.

    Since this isn’t a race (yet) and just a fun tour, what do you guys suggest as some very rewarding spots to take a rest day(s) at? Sometimes beach days are the best days.

    1. Depending upon weather, any of the coastal zones would be cool to hang. Some are easier to others considering proximity to resources, such as food, water, and beer. I’d also recommend days off in some of the highway towns. The are generally not conventional touristic destinations but are the best place to experience everyday Mexican life, evenings out on the town looking for tacos, and of course, and a shower. Most of the site is live so browse the map (best interactive viewer is on Ride With GPS) and photos from each of the sections.

  21. I got to see the map, does this come through the meling ranch? Recently rode from meling ranch to santo domingo wash on dirt bikes, was told the ejido has shut the area to the wash down to motorized vehicles. If this is the case I would think bikes would be just fine, have you heard anything on this? It has just been in the last couple months

    1. Oh yes, Mision Santo Domingo. I can’t imagine that route being closed, there were cars driving that road when we were there last winter. Our route only uses that arroyo of the last mile or so into town.

  22. Hey there! Liza and Tyson from Newport, RI here. Tyson is doing a custom build with a Crust frame, I have my eye on the Salsa Timberjack… so excited! We’re experienced road tourers but this will be our first real bikepacking trip (although going fully loaded with 4 panniers on many insane NZ trails last year has us feeling pretty confident). See you guys in SD!

  23. R L Bayer from San Diego. Can’t wait to travel a new way via new routes in Baja CA! Thanks to Nick and Lael for this brilliant resource! Will ride a Krampus++ (3″ rear, oversize fork and 4″ front tire.)

      1. That front tire is a 45Nrth Flowbeist with a 120tpi lightweight sidewall. I’m thinking I should replace that with something more robust for the conditions in Baja. I’m only doing the North Sierra section this time around. Any thoughts on whether this tire might be burly enough for it or should I consider replacing it? Thanks!

        1. I suspect it would be fine. Fatbikes tend to float over things, rather than getting pinned between them. Lael’s 3.0″ tires featured many fewer sidewall scuffs than my 2.4″ Ardent last year when riding in AZ and MX.

  24. Currently looking at the possibility of flying into San Jose del Cabo in early January with a few friends and riding the Cape Loop sections of the route at a very casual pace in order to avoid the rush up north. Not even close to 100% certain that it’s going to happen yet, but if it does, we would love to meet up with anyone else that might be riding down at the southern end of the route around that time.

    1. Great! I don’t think many people from San Diego will make it down south in less than four weeks, although there might be a few people like yourself who are looking at riding in the south.

      1. Just confirmed that there will certainly be two of us riding in the south, maybe up to four of us. We plan on riding the Cape Loop sections, starting from San Jose del Cabo on December 10. We’d love to say hello to anyone else that might be down south that early!

  25. Hello, my girlfriend and myself are highly considering this ride starting in late November or December. I myself have done some long tours but never off road. My girlfriend has only been on a short four day tour on the road but has hiked quite a few long distance treks. Both of us are strong young people but wanted to know how you feel about two people riding this without mountain biking experience?
    Thanks

    1. Michael, Apologies for the delay in responding. It think the two of you would be able to ride the route, especially if you prepare yourself with appropriate equipment. The site if full of general planning and equipment resources, in addition to route section narratives and other bits of info. Read through the site to get a better idea of what it takes to complete the route. It sounds like you already have the most important part, a great strength and determination to get things done. Much of the route would be best described as dirt road touring, in which the riding is on wide open roads of a decent quality, so not too much MTB skills required. About half the route uses roads of lesser quality, with sandy, rocky and eroded sections in which riders will call on some MTB skills. Of course, walking is always a solution to some of the most technical sections. Best of luck and feel free to email with any questions!

  26. Mike Gurnham
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Surly Krampus

    Really hoping to get down for the group start on January 2nd, but due to airline prices at that time of year I may start about a week later, and save a pile of money. If anyone can’t make it for Jan 2nd and wants to go shortly after, shoot me an email mikegurnham@gmail.com. Still aiming for the 2nd but getting down to SD is not easy from Ottawa.

    Cheers, hopefully see some people down there in the new year.
    Mike

  27. Hey Guys

    When will you guys start the actual divide?
    i am not available before 14. of january. and i’m flying in from denmark 🙂
    cheers
    Niels

    1. Niels, The group start is scheduled for Jan 2, 2017 although registration is now closed. You are welcome to ride the route at any time, all the resources are free and can be downloaded from the site. Follow the link to a Google Drive folder on the Mapping page.

  28. Hello! I’ll be there for the group start. Question on navigation. I’m researching GPS devices now, have never owned one. Would the etrex 10 be sufficient? I’m unlikely to spend a pile of money on maps to load on to a device so I don’t really need that capability. I picked up the Nat geo maps so wondering if those plus etrex 10 would be sufficient? If anyone has experience with the 10 I’d appreciate some input! Planning on a power bank of some sort so smart phone will be backup.

    Thanks!
    Mike

    1. Mike,

      I’ve not used the eTrex 10, although it might do the job. It does not support an external memory card, and is thus limited to 8MB of flash storage. I think this model is targeted as a basic locator/geocaching tool. The eTrex 20, which is most popular with bikepackers, provides much more on-board storage with the option to use a Micro SD card for more maps and tracks. It also features a color screen, which can be nice to distinguish topo line from roads from the track you intend to follow. You should be able to find one on sale for less than $150 these days. There is a newer 20X model out now with minor upgrades, so the 20 can be fun for less money. I browsed the Nat Geo maps the other day and they appear to be a very good resource for planning resupply an better understanding where you are going. It might be worth tracing the route onto the map. If using the phone for navigation (plus pictures and occasional Wifi), you will definitely want a power bank of some sort. If you were really trying to save money, you could use the phone as a navigation device, but you’ll want a convenient way to mount it to the bars.

  29. Question about tubeless. I read the profile of Montana Miller on the home page of this website. He questions the usefulness of carrying extra tubes given that the tire will most likely be riddled with thorns, etc. Being new to the world of tubeless, I was wondering what others may think about this. A spare tube occupies a fair amount of space. I’ll be carrying an extra 4 oz of orange seal as well as a tire patch, needle, and thread as recommended on the “Bikes” page. Thanks – Herb (FYI – I’ll be there Jan 2)

    1. Bring a tube. It is very likely your tire will be full of thorns by the end of the trip, and it would be very difficult to remove all of them. However, I still can’t see not bringing a tube, which you could use if you got out the pavement and needed to ride to the next major town, etc. Lael and I carry one tube between the two of us, but we select very heavy duty tires for our bikes so that we (almost) never need to use it. What kind of tires are you planning to use?

  30. Thanks for the response! For the front I just recently took delivery of WTB’s new 26×3.0 Ranger (TCS Tough with some beefy sidewalls). For the rear, since I’m already laced to a Rohloff (and I don’t want to rebuild the wheel for 26+), I’ll use 27.5 Maxxis Ardent 2.4. In fact, I’m building the front wheel today and I’ll use that wheel to introduce myself to the world of tubeless. I’ll go ahead and include a tube to my repair kit. – Herb

  31. Just booked tickets for the train to San Diego from Olympia, WA (taking advantage of Amtrak’s new roll-on service on the Coast Starlight). Will arrive the morning of Jan 1st. Thinking of camping in Chula Vista. I know the route GPX starts at the airport. Is that the meeting place, or someplace else along the beginning of the route (Chula Vista REI???)?

    1. Colleen, We just arrived in San Diego to sort out the details of the Jan 2 group start so I may provide a slightly different answer for you in a couple of weeks via group email. I expect we will gather in a public place on the waterfront, somewhere in the vicinity of the Embassy Suites/Hyatt in downtown San Diego. There nearest established campsite is Sweetwater Regional Park, which is just a few miles off route (leaving the route at mi 16). We’ve camped just off Hard Rock Rd in the Otay River Valley (the river is dry), it was fine, but not the kind of place we can advertise. In either case you’d be a good distance away from the meeting point that morning, and I’d probably just recommend that you be on the route somewhere and start rolling as people come through. We are planning to organize a group camp on the first night, so there will be plenty of time to meet people, and a neutral start will effectively take place the following morning from the group camp site. Finally, we may also be organizing a voluntary rendezvous in the public plaza in Tecate if there is any interest from the local government/tourism bureau. I’d love for them to see 100 happy riders enter their country, and I’d love the riders to be welcomed to Mexico. All of which to say, if you aren’t there on the morning of Jan 2 on the waterfront, I don’t think you will be missing a lot.

  32. Hey there! Has anyone every attempted to ride the Baja pulling a Bob (Bike trailer)? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. I have a full suspension bike and I’m trying to work out how to carry gear. I appreciate your perspective, thanks!

    1. Cole, Please review the site to learn more about recommended equipment for the Baja Divide. We recommend durable tubeless 3.0″ tires, and lightweight luggage with room for up to 8-10L of water and 2-3 days of food. A Bob trailer would make much of the route extremely challenging, and a bit unsafe in my opinion. Best to start with modern bikepacking equipment, check out Revelate Designs for some ideas. If you ride a small frame or need to expand luggage capacity, you could add a rear reach with some small panniers, but be sure to find a way to secure panniers as there are some very rough surfaces on this route.

  33. hi have been using salsa anything cages on each fork either zipped tied or hose clamped to carry the extra water for 3 or 4 day between water resupplies on my desert rides. can carry 2l pop bottles securely and safely. also hopefully while in Catavina area you visit the palm oasis at the old Santa Maria Mission. without a doubt worth the side trip. Been exploring central Baja for over 40 years. I agree with the 3.0 tires have been using 2.2 for years there and often push through the sometimes endless sand area. surprisingly the granite sand in the interior is worse than beach sand. Ill probally see some of you passing by in the seven sisters area. good luck to all..

    1. You don’t need to deflate your tires for air travel, even if they tell you to. The cargo hold is pressurized. Even so, a good tubeless system should not leak at low pressure, and the bead should remain tightly locked.

  34. HI fellow riders, myself, and another gent: Lucas Schwandt hope to start riding mid-December and spend as many days as we can riding before we have to head back around the 12th of January. We will go north to south, cover as much ground as we can, then take a few days off in Cabo over New Years. We plan to ride the Cape Loop after that, then…probably home again, home again. Can’t wait to ride the Baja again. I rode the Cape and several other stretches in 1990, then was back again in 1998’ish . Eager to be in the desert again and make the wheels of the bike go round and round…See some of you out there I hope! Jacki Klancher

  35. Hey, myself and my buddy are arriving from the UK on 1st December, we’re going to ride the whole route. Sorry it’s not with all you guys in January but it didn’t suit timings back home. I’m planning on flying with my bike bag, any recommendations for where I could leave it in San Diego? Preferably free.
    I’ll be riding a Kona Unit with 27.5 and 2.8 upfront with 2.5 in the back as thats all the clearance I’ve got in the chainstays.
    Really looking forward to it!

  36. Hey, myself and my buddy are arriving from the UK on 1st December, we’re going to ride the whole route. Sorry it’s not with all you guys in January but it didn’t suit timings back home. I’m planning on flying with my bike bag, any recommendations for where I could leave it in San Diego? Preferably free.
    I’ll be riding a Kona Unit with 27.5 and 2.8 upfront with 2.5 in the back as thats all the clearance I’ve got in the chainstays.
    Really looking forward to it!

  37. Hi all, I’m Tims buddy Joe (see above /\) I’ll be arriving in San Diego on the 2nd and hopefully starting with Tim on the 3rd/4th. We’re riding the whole route and cape loop and then tooling around in California with whatever time we have left after. I’ll be riding a bright yellow, 29+, single speed monster truck that Tim’s friend Andy who runs Armour bikes in the UK built for me. Can’t wait to start riding after all the prep. Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in putting this together. Looking forward to meeting any fellow travellers on our way.

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