Baja, day 2

Up at dawn in the morning and the sun’s shining.

The routine is the same each day: get the bike ready and rigged before breakfast, eat fast  and go.

Today we’re headed inland to central Baja and then due south to Guerrero Negro. Off we go
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Towards some hills
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And into the cactuses. It was cold. Actually I was thinking that the best measure of the cold is how often I’ve not worn my thick winter gloves. Three days since September 30. Oh well
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Whoa!
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More and more beautiful by the mile. This is Baja as I imagined it
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Baja’s big and there’s about a 400K stretch down the middle with no gas. So you buy it at the side of the road. If you’re on a KTM you’re screwed as the octane is about the same number as your heart beat. But if you’re not riding a hysterical little orange thing it works fine
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Fill ‘er up says Lucinda
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And the village
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David, our Baja 14-bike-owning horticultural expert, tells us that this site is the only place in the world were palm and cactus grow together
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The road riding was good. Twisties through cactussy hills, drops, walls, all good. The first opportunity to ride fast and we do. I’ve written *slow down * with a fat Sharpie across my tank bag window. It works in a subtle way. More on this later.

The road kill here is big. Here’s a cow. As I rode by there were big red-headed (yeh, I know, typical) vultures parked on it. We did a u-ey and they’d only moved a grudging dozen feet away
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Another village. No gas
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A full days riding brought us back to the coast, into Guerrero Negro
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Helge got this vanity shot of us from a bridge or something coming into town
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