2013 Baja Norte Details

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UTMA BAJA SAN FELIPE MOTOMOCHILA

–SUMMARY COMMUNICATION—

Revised 26 Jan 2013

 

The purpose of this communication is to summarize.  A careful read will help insure that you are prepared!

 

BAJA INFORMATION & NOTES

This document includes vehicle insurance information.  And you should seriously consider purchasing evacuation insurance.

 

BORDER CROSSING TIPS

A.   LOS PAPELES

They will check bike registrations at Border.  Make sure you arrive with original registrations for your bike and vehicle.

 

B.   IDENTITY

Mexicans will frequently ask you if you are with the carrera or race.   Respond with a resounding “Si, Senor!”  Those who are pre-running for the 26th SCORE San Felipe 250 (Saturday, March 9, 2013) are headed down our way—and we can advantage ourselves with them.

 

C.   FEDERALES

You will have one or two stops by Federales on your way to San Felipe.  They are looking for drugs and firearms (absolute law in Mexico) or anything associated with firearms including ammunition.  They will ask where you are going—respond “San Felipe.”

 

D.   INSURANCE

Make sure you purchase Mexican Auto Insurance before crossing Border.  Your state-side insurance is not valid in Mexico.  Minimum: liability with a legal rider for day you are drive down, and day you return.  If you want full coverage including theft, then purchase full comprehensive and liability for entire time your rig is in Mexico, especially if you plan on driving your vehicle around town.

 

E.   USED CLOTHING for SERVICE PROJECT

Limit the amount of used clothing you are bringing into Mexico so as not to be conspicuous.  Remember, authorities will be suspicious of your bringing large amounts of used clothing into Mexico for distribution.  Use your good judgment here.

 

F.    ARRIVAL in SAN FELIPE

Be sure and stop at Sochie’s in Plaza Maristaco on the malecon—reward yourself with shrimp tacos and all the trimmings for having arrived safe and sound in San Felipe.  And, if you ride your bike around town, don’t forget your helmet—there is a helmet law in SF and they will ticket you!  Be sure and secure your bike where ever you park.

LODGING

Each rider should have confirmed a room in San Felipe at Hotel el Cortez for Saturday, February 23, 2013.  Reservations on the trail have already been made and confirmed.

 

SERVICE PROJECT

Our Los Arcos Service Project will take place Sunday morning.  We will package bags of clothing Saturday afternoon at our hotel parking lot.  Please bring items for babies on up to adults.  Candy, toys, and crayons are always fun for the kids.  And they love the motorcycle rides after the distribution of items.  We will depart from our hotel at 08:00 for Los Arcos.

 

Suggested BAJA MOTOMOCHILA CHECKLIST

Make sure you read over Motomochila Checklist.  No, you don’t need everything on the Checklist, but it’s for your consideration.  Quads and SxS’s should consider their own special needs.

 

RIDER’S MEETING

Rider’s Meeting and free raffle will be held Saturday evening at Hotel el Cortez after bagging items for Service Project.  You must be present in order to participate on ride.  We want to assure your safety and comfort on the trail as far as it is possible.

 

GROUP LEADER

Just a reminder–each rider has been assigned to a Group with a Group Leader.  Colored tape marking for back of your helmet and front fender of your bike will be provided.  The group leader is in charge on the trail–no exceptions.  Your safety and comfort is his concern—don’t make it difficult for him.  Your group leader will provide additional information regarding your ride route and safety considerations.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE and FUEL

Each group will have its own ride route and schedule on the trail as dictated by Group Leader and members.  Obtaining fuel can pose a problem.  Many times you will be fueling up from a street vendor with five gallon petrol cans; sometimes a vendor is out of fuel.

 

SOUVENIR T-SHIRT & HAT

A Motomochila t-shirt and hat are provided as part of your registration fee.

 

FAREWELL DINNER

Upon our return Friday, plan on a farewell dinner (6 PM) at Sochie’s Restaurant on malecon at Plaza Marisco.  Bring your best stories of events on the trail.

 

RETURNING TO USA

U.S. citizens need to present a passport upon entering U.S. from Mexico.

STATEMENT OF LIMITED LIABILITY

The Utah Trail Machine Association assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, or other injury to persons or property in connection with your participation in any ride.  Juveniles must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Your presence and participation indicates knowledge of and an assumption of the resulting risks involved.  All participants are urged to use proper riding gear, be in satisfactory physical condition, and secure prior to the ride appropriate medical, personal injury, and property damage insurance coverage.

 

Ride Groups

Revised 28 Jan 2013

BUNKER (17) Red
Robbie Allred
Charlie Bunker
Greg Bunker
Keith Bunker
Robbie Bunker
Casey Craig
Kevin Davies
Mark Delahoussaye
Shane Haycock
Robert Imlay
Rick Leavitt
Gary Privette
James Seely
Mike Shirley
Kevin Steiner
Ruben Valdez
Cody WinnEDMUNDS (17) Green
John Bailey
Jerry Bronstrup
Charlie Edmunds
Paul Edmunds
Bill Enos
Gary Goodwin
Dennis Hamp
Chris Hickman
Greg Jerome
Chris Kelly
Dave Newcamp
Bruce Rucker
Max Smith
Peter Smith
Park Sorenson
Garth Stanger
Peter York
MARX (15) Purple
Chris Evans
Steve & Judy Ewing
Anthony Gutierrez
Elizabeth Gutierrez
Marcus Gutierrez
Shawn Gutierrez
Lee Marx
Ron Marx
Steve Marx
Amar Myagmarkhuu
Lupe Pueblo
Joe Sandoval
Devon Smith
Frasier SmithRIPLEY (04) Blue
Oilin Johnson
Porter Johnson
Curtis Otterson
Brent RipleyTRAPNELL (04) Orange
David Dearden
Randy Dearden
Arin Lousig-Nont
Greg TrapnellWALPOLE (07) Checker
Jay Camberlango
Zac Hale
Christian Hopkins
Jason Irvine
Brent Lechtenberg
Brennan Walpole
Garrett Walpole

JENKINS QUAD SQUAD (10)
Steve Brown & Lou Best
John Cahill
Frank Hodgson & Randy Langel
Roy & Eileen Jenkins
James Loveless
Craig Woodward & Howard Padgham

 

 

2013 SCHEDULE for BAJA RIDE GROUPS

Revised 01 Feb 2013

Saturday, February 23rd
17:00    Bag clothing in Hotel el Cortez parking lot

18:30 Rider’s Meeting, Hotel el Cortez—see Rider’s Meeting Agenda
19:30 Individual Ride Group Meetings

PM Pack for departure—back packs and gear
Sunday, February 24th
06:30-07:45  Breakfast social at Hotel el Cortez Restaurant by Sea of Cortez
08:00   Depart for Colonia de los Arcos – Service Project
Shopping Spree with widows
Motorcycle rides for kids – be careful of exhaust pipes!
09:15 San Felipe Police Station with POLICIA hats
10:00 Church Services for those desiring

NOTE: Vehicles to be parked in special area w/Hotel el Cortez ID
12:00 – 13:00 Departures

Brown Group Hotel El Cortez, San Felipe
Bunker Group Mike’s Sky Ranch
Edmunds Group Meling Ranch
Marx Group Meling Ranch
Ripley Group Meling Ranch
Trapnell Group El Coyote Ranch
Walpole Group El Coyote Ranch

 

Monday, February 25th

Brown Group Rancho Meling
Bunker Group Motel la Cabana (Mama Espinosa’s), El Rosario
Edmunds Group Hotel Mision Santa Mariav
Marx Group Hotel Mision Santa Maria
Ripley Group Hotel Mision Santa Maria
Trapnell Group Hotel Mision Santa Maria
Walpoll Group Motel la Cabana (Mama Espinosa’s), El Rosario

 

Tuesday, February 26thROOMS: 28 total

Brown Group Hotel Mision Santa Maria
Bunker Group Hotel Misiona Catavina
Edmunds Group Hotel Mision Catavina
Marx Group Hotel Mision Catavina Suite #101
Ripley Group Hotel Mision Catavina
Trapnell Group Hotel Mision Catavina
Walpole Group Hotel Mision Catavina

 

Wednesday, February 27th

Brown Group
Bunker Group Guillermo’s, Bay of Los Angeles
Edmunds Group Hotel Costa del Sol, Bay of Los Angeles
Marx Group Hotel los Caracoles, Guerrero Negro
Ripley Group Hotel Costa del Sol, Bay of Los Angeles
Trapnell Group Hotel Villa Vitta, Bay of Los Angeles
Walpole Group Hotel los Caracoles, Guerrero Negro

 

Thursday, February 28th

Brown Group
Bunker Group Hotel Mision Catavina, Catavina
Edmunds Group Alfonsina’s, Gonzaga Bay
Marx Group Hotel Villa Vitta, Bay of Los Angeles
Ripley Group Alfonsina’s, Gonzaga Bay
Trapnell Group Alfonsina’s, Gonzaga Bay
Walpole Group Guillermo’s, Bay of Los Angeles

 

Friday, March 1st

Brown Group Hotel el Cortez, San Felipe
Bunker Group Alfonsina’s, Gonzaga Bay
Edmunds Group Hotel el Cortez, San Felipe
Marx Group Hotel el Cortez, San Felipe
Ripley Group Hotel el Cortez, San Felipe
Trapnell Group Hotel el Cortez, San Felipe
Walpole Group Hotel el Cortez, San Felipe

18:00  Group Dinner at Sochie’s (Zochtil), Plaza de Maristaco on malecon
Saturday, March 2nd

Bunker Group arrives from Gonzaga Bay

ADIOS A TODOS

 

 

Suggested MOTOMOCHILA CHECKLIST
including Mexico

Revised 24 Jan 2013

RIDING GEAR
__Essential
Boots, Gloves, Goggles, Helmet, Riding
Jacket, Jersey, Knee pads, Pants, Socks
__Supportive
Armor, Bandana, Compression Shorts, Ear
Plugs, Elbow pads, Kidney Belt, Layers of
Warmth, Rain gearSUPPORT GEAR
__Anti-Theft
Light Cable lock
__Bike Packing and Hydration
Back Pack, Cross-Country Tool Pack,
Hydration System /or/ Water Bottles
__Communication
Cell phone, OHV Radios, Satellite phone,
Spot Satellite GPS Messenger
Walkie-talkies (between vehicles)
__Dead Bike
Tow strap
__First Aid Kit
Band aids, Elastic wrap, Ointments,
Medication, Super glue
__Food Items
Energy bars, Jerky, Snacks
__Orienteering
Compass, GPS, Itinerary, Maps, Surveyor’s
Tape
__Stowing Items on Bike
Front Fender Tube Pack, Rear Fender Tool
Pack, Saddlebag
__Survival Gear
Emergency food, Fire-starting equipment,
LED Flashlight, Pocket knife, Poncho or
Space Blanket, Small folding saw, Signal
Mirror, Whistle
__Transport
Bungees, Cable locks, Jack, Lug wrench,
Safety rope, Tie downs, Trailer

HANDOUTS on the TRAIL
__Stickers
__Balloons
__Candy
__Other:

MISCELLANEOUS:

SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
__Air Filter
Spare pre-oiled filter, Filter Skin
__Carburetor & Jetting
Cir-clip, Jets, Spare needle, 17mm Wrench
__Drive/Chain
Chain lube, Chain-breaker, Master link,
Spare links
__ Flat Repair
Air gauge, Front & rear tubes, Patch kit,
Small air pump & CO2 inflator kit, Tire irons,
Soap, Valve stem remover
__ Motor and Fuel
Oil; Siphoning hose, fuel transfer container
__Tool Pack
Allen wrench, Crescent wrench, Duct tape,
Epoxy Putty, Hose clamps, Levers, Multi-
Head screwdriver, Multi-T handle, Multi-tool
Or Pliers w/wire cutter, Nitro Tape, Punch,
Radiator weld, Safety wire, Selected Tools,
Shop towel, Sockets & driver, Spare Nuts &
Bolts, Spare Parts, Spark plug & wrench,
Spoke wrench, Vise Grips, Zip-tiesPERSONAL ITEMS
__Clothing (Overnight)
Ball cap, Hoodie, Light footwear, Pants,
Socks, T-shirt, Underwear, Vest
__Miscellaneous
Alarm clock, LED flashlight, Pen & paper,
Reading glasses, Sun glasses
__Per Diem
Wallet & some bucks
__Photography
Camera, spare battery, charger; Helmet Cam
__Soiled Clothes Bag
Laundry soap or Shampoo
__Toiletries Bag
Personal medication, Shampoo, Talcum
Powder, Toiletries, Trail TP

BORDER CROSSING, TRAVEL, & RETURN
__Charge Card: VISA, MC, American Express
__Mexican Insurance & Legal Rider
__Original Registration (proof of ownership)
Auto, bike, OHV, trailer
__Passport
__Tourist VISA (Baja is exempt)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
__AGIA, BiNational, MedJet, SkyMed

WHAT NOT TO BRING
Bad attitude–no snivelers, Badly maintained ride
No riding skills, ‘Guide Service’ expectation

 

Side X Side Checklist

Provided by Steve Brown

Revised Oct 2012

All tools to make basic repairs
Spare drive belt
Spare spark plugs
Tubeless tire repair kit (plugs)
Low pressure tire gauge
12 volt elec. air pump
1 qt. oil for your SXS
Tow strap
Duct tape, zip ties, spare nuts and bolts
Security cable and lock (w/spare key)
2 way radio w/spare batteries to last trip
Gas cans (5-10 gal gas)
Emergency (stranded) kit to include:
First aid kit (basic)
Emergency space blanket
Water purification pills
Signal whistle
Compass
Map of area of travel
Spare key for your SXS
Cold/wet weather clothing, layers + hat and gloves
Goggles clear /sunglasses inside