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dkic 08-15-13 12:59 AM

Rosarito Beach Mexico
 
I will be spending the weekend in Rosarito and wonder if I should bring my bike. I'd love to ride between 30 to 50 miles but wonder if it is safe and if the roads are feasible. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Nachoman 08-15-13 07:45 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img413/851/img0607fn4.jpg
I would leave the bike behind.

rumrunn6 08-15-13 08:03 AM

you know people disappear in Mexico, don't you?

FrenchFit 08-15-13 08:32 AM

I used to have a beach house just a little north. That was many years ago and I expect the roads were a bit quieter, friendlier then. Would I bike in that area - absolutely not. Would I dine on lobster and steak - absolutely yes.

PhotoJoe 08-15-13 09:14 AM

Depends. Do you have any friends or family that would miss you when you're gone?

Bendopolo 08-15-13 10:50 AM

Baja
 
The last time I was there I witnessed a shooting up of a storefront. Duck and cover. Even though I caught enough fish to feed the entire complex I was in...never been back. Cops called it "a legal dispute." I might ride an Ensenada run but only with a large group.

dkic 08-15-13 12:09 PM

Thank you all for the information and scaring me.

rooftest 08-19-13 12:16 AM

If you're familiar with the area, you'll probably be ok. If you have to ask....

Smogsteve 08-19-13 02:45 PM

I have a condo just north of Rosarito Beach. I do not ride my bike there. No shoulders, narrow roads and drunk drivers (U.S.A). make this not the best place to ride. Go for a run on the beach. Have a taco at Yachi Taco just off the main street, Best around. Enjoy the city is is nice to get away to.

CommuteCommando 08-19-13 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Smogsteve (Post 15977893)
I have a condo just north of Rosarito Beach. I do not ride my bike there. No shoulders, narrow roads and drunk drivers (U.S.A). make this not the best place to ride. Go for a run on the beach. Have a taco at Yachi Taco just off the main street, Best around. Enjoy the city is is nice to get away to.

This is a bigger threat than the Drogi's, especially during spring break. My godfather retired there in '68 then lived to be 97. I went there a lot in my youth. It went from a sleepy little beach town to totally unrecognizable starting around 1990. I miss the way it was. Back then I would have biked it, with a MTB or Cyclocross. A roadie would be a problem even then. Now the traffic, combined with Mexico's notoriously "not to code" infrastructure keeps me off my bike there.


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