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Old 10-07-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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A bit like geocaching for motorcycles - no hidden stuff though

Anyone interested in a new way of finding and sharing routes and spots for motorcycle rides - called motocaching? (it's free, of course)

The original purpose of motocaching is to answer this question: "I would like to go for a ride but where?" (both for short and longer rides)

The idea is that motorcyclists add interesting spots and routes to the site. Everyone can see the places and routes on an overview map and plan their ride. After visiting a place or riding a route one can mark it "found" (like in geocaching).

This new "thing" is becoming very popular and spreading to new countries from Finland.

It's called motocaching and here's a link that shows the overview map of California (zoom closer to see the symbols): California map

I have added some "motocaches" as examples for you (please let me know if there is incorrect information). Of course my examples are based on information on the web but the best subjects for "motocaches" are places and things that can't be easily found on the web.

Hope you like the idea.

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Old 10-07-2015, 12:52 PM   #2
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Does this stop at the border of CA, or is that just how you have the view set?
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Does this stop at the border of CA, or is that just how you have the view set?
It's just the link to the overview map to show some specific area.

You can zoom out to view the whole world if you like.

Here's a list of the countries that currently have motocaches.
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Darn. Baja, MX isn't on the list.
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Darn. Baja, MX isn't on the list.
No it's not.. now the question is if you want to add it or do you want me to do it so that you can log a find
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You probably know more about what you're doing as far as adding it.

If you put it sport-bike-accessible to Hwy 1 or Hwy 3, in the triangle of Tijuana/Tecate/Ensenada, I'll get it!
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If you put it sport-bike-accessible to Hwy 1 or Hwy 3, in the triangle of Tijuana/Tecate/Ensenada, I'll get it!
This was more challenging than I expected. Couldn't find much up to date information in English, but finally I came up with at least something. I hope this works for you Puerto Nuevo.

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ABSOLUTELY. Puerto Nuevo is an easy one for me.

Now I need to re-read the rules on how to proceed.
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ABSOLUTELY. Puerto Nuevo is an easy one for me.

Now I need to re-read the rules on how to proceed.
Fortunately there are not many rules for finding motocaches, but if you want to take a look it's the first document on the 'Info' / 'Guides and documents' page (here's the link).

By the way, you can also upload pictures to the motocache log if you like (If you do, I can add it on the cache details page too).
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This looks like fun! I just shared it with my buddy who is coming down the Pacific coast in a few days. I'm betting there will be many more new caches added soon!
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There are now some new caches in Southern California (link to map)

Now you have an excellent opportunity to be the first motocache finder in the whole US
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I just came in from Puerto Nuevo, Baja, Mexico.

Thanks. You gave me a great reason to head up to a fun town.

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I just came in from Puerto Nuevo, Baja, Mexico.

Thanks. You gave me a great reason to head up to a fun town.

GREAT!!! The first find on the continent Thanks for the nice pictures in your "found it" log.

I certainly would like to make more caches in Baja but I can't promise that I find anything on the web. Perhaps someone who knows the area could make caches or send me a private message to give a hint?
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This looks like fun! I just shared it with my buddy who is coming down the Pacific coast in a few days. I'm betting there will be many more new caches added soon!
I added some caches near Highland. Of course you already know the roads in your area but I hope that at least one of them works as an excuse to go for a ride .
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I added some caches near Highland. Of course you already know the roads in your area but I hope that at least one of them works as an excuse to go for a ride .
I have been working 12+hr days...but I will get out there soon! Later this week things should calm back down a little.
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I just came in from Puerto Nuevo, Baja, Mexico.

Thanks. You gave me a great reason to head up to a fun town.

Did you notice that there are a couple of new caches in Baja too? I would appreciate your comments on those. Especially the restaurant at Alximia winery - is it worth riding to (this one)?
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Did you notice that there are a couple of new caches in Baja too? I would appreciate your comments on those. Especially the restaurant at Alximia winery - is it worth riding to (this one)?
I've been to that restaurant twice. It's a fun destination!

My wife and I are in Phoenix right now, headed back to Baja on 11/1.

Thanks for adding to the South-of-the-Border markers.
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I'm hoping to go south into Baja the weekend of 11/7.
A customer of mine said to stop at Villas Ortegas in Puerto Nuevo, his friend is part owner The winery looks like an interesting stop too.
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Get clarification on WHICH Ortegas. There are at least three down there. It's a big family.
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Lol! I'll ask him!
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