Video: Tito Tomasi's Road Trip to California & Mexico in Episode 1 of 'Las Americas'

Apr 8, 2019 at 18:45
by Tito Tomasi  
Views: 3,195    Faves: 3    Comments: 0


Episode 1 –
California and Mexico, from the peninsula to the continent.


We have started our trip. After preparing the van, our itinerary and spending a few weeks in California, we finally headed south. On a bright morning, we crossed the border into Mexico and started the Baja leg of our trip. The 1500 kilometer long peninsula offered us an incredible land of adventure and discoveries, with a whale encounter in San Ignacio Laguna and sharks and dolphins in La Paz.

We found some good riding in El Sargento in the south, with sandy trails in the hills. The riding was unforgiving there with cactus everywhere and slippery trails! But the fun and the views were worth it and I had a blast. With our van Sam, parked under a tree on the beach, it was the perfect lifestyle.

But one night in the sunset we sailed to the mainland with the ferry, heading to Michoacan state for a couple of weeks of surf and good times. The last two month were full on, culminating 3600 kilometers.

PABLO

On another side, we are really happy with our environmental project. After a two month trip almost all the books have been distributed, the kids react well to this awareness book. We are convinced that Pablo will influence the kids about pollution and wastes. If you are interested and want to help check the Ulule link. More on our social networks @titotomasi.

THE WEBSERIE

The next chapter will take place on land, with volcanoes, altitude and Mayan heritage! Mexico is an incredible place, full of surprises and contrasts. We can't wait to discover more and share the adventure with you!

Muchas gracias
Aloha

Tito

Thanks to my partners @rossignol @julbo @foxfactory @urgebikeproducts @raceface @Royal-Racing @fabric @clifbar

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Three Mexican fishermen.

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Algae from the sky near San Ignacio.

Sunset session are the best in Baja.

Some fun ridge to finish your ride.

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Belandra bay.

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The magnificent whale shark, 6 meters for this guy.

Mandatory skid.

Secret surf spot at the end of a long dirt road in Baja.

In la Ventana school, we could visit a few class and distribute about 100 books.

Just relax ...

Good lines in the earliest hours of the day.

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The sea of Cortez.



23 Comments

  • + 7
 some excellent photography and the veiws were incredible.thanks for showing whats out there for anyone so inspired to follow.the beach cleanup was an real consevation and shame on those who would litter in paradise.who are these people and why is there respect so crappy.how easy is it to take the rubbish with you.come on you trash dumpers,take it home or put it in the next bin you find.keep riding and best of luck with the book.
  • + 4
 There is no trash service. There's barely fuel and electricity on most of the peninsula.
  • + 1
 More than likely it's the locals. Looks like he was at the lesser known places that are more off the grid; not some popular, touristy destinations with tons of travelers.
  • + 1
 The infrastructure in Mexico is really bad especially outside the major cities. I love Mexico but the ratio of wealthy to poverty is extreme.
  • + 3
 @coyotecycleworks: exactly, with all the discussion we had in Baja or on the mainland, there is a massive lack of infrastructure and support for waste management. Sometimes because the county have other priority, sometimes it's corruption, ... but it doesn't excuse littering anyway.

we collect trash every week and sometimes it's getting burned straight away, not the best at least it's not going back to the ocean ...
  • + 1
 @TitoTomasi: One of the worst problems is that they use batteries for everything and have no recycling. (And to people that don't know, I mean auto and golf cart batteries for off-grid power).
  • + 5
 Man that looks terrible. Sharp cactus. Sun burn. Litter. Sharks. Give me a nice safe office job, rubbish weather and no sponsorship any day.
  • + 2
 Don't forget about all those annoying views of the sunset & sunrise while doing nothing but enjoying a nice beverage... SO BORING!!! I'd much rather be running around, stressed out trying to make an angry boss happy!
  • + 3
 @shaun-ridefast-michael: Also the best food known to man kind! Think you have a good fish and chips place? Try some battered fish tacos and some ceviche. The ladies are pretty hot too (I married one!). Yeah Mexico has some problems but 99.9% of the people are super nice and just trying to get by day to day like the rest of us. One of the most beautiful/diverse countries in the world.
  • + 4
 Your mi Hero Man !! promoting Cleaning the Planet, Environment, Travel & Ride Bikes to Boot !!!! Awesome...
  • + 1
 thank you so much! not a hero for sure but if this can help, than I'm happy Aloha
  • + 2
 What a cool video, trip and project. Keep it up. I look forward to seeing the next one. Super well shot, fun and interesting.
  • + 4
 Looks like Baja not changed much since went there in 1991
  • + 1
 That's good to hear! Many places in the world, especially nice tropical ones like this, have changed for the worse in recent years.
  • + 3
 Tito this is great content! Looking forward to see what's next bro!
  • + 1
 And I can't wait to feature you into one of the episode!! Aloha bro
  • + 2
 How cool, keep sharing and for leaving a great foot print and help clean up the beach you rule!! :-)
  • + 1
 You are freaking rad dude!
  • + 1
 Thanks!! Mexico is rad too!!
  • + 2
 Way to go, Tito!
  • + 2
 Fantastic!
  • + 1
 Great stuff!!
  • + 1
 WOW!

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