Additionally, when traveling south through the state of Baja California, you’ll encounter various military checkpoints. Again, in an automobile the process is much lengthier than on a motorcycle. Documentation is often requested, and you’ll likely have to lift your tailgate, open the back doors of your van or pop your trunk. On a motorcycle, however, the military personnel will ask where you’re coming from, where you’re going, and occasionally poke your saddlebags with the barrel of their AR-15. A much easier and efficient process, albeit alarming if you’re unfamiliar with military checkpoints.