Puebla-Mexico city: The last day and the worse one a nightmare !!

145 km (90 miles) – Total so far: 2,187 km (1,359 miles)

The night was short. I couldn´t fall asleep until 11pm. Thoughts about how it would be to cycle into Mexico City kept me awake I think . So I got up early. At 5:45am I was already leaving Puebla.

The temperature was really cold 3C°, and I was wearing all clothes I was carrying with me.
As soon as I was cycling the road started to climb. In the beginning it went up slowly but after a while it got tough. The road climbed for about 70km until I reached the highest point at 3200m.

When the descend began it really felt like a reward. Awesome! Although I was going very fast I tried not to go more then 60km/h. At a height of 1000m suddenly there were a lot of parts of the road under construction and it got very dangerous to cycle on. There were no shoulders and a lot of traffic. The drivers didn´t show any respect and I needed a lot of concentration to be safe.
All along the way right and left beside the road there were a lot of shantytowns so I went as fast as I could. It was a little be scary to be honest…..

The closer I got to Mexico City the heavier got the traffic. It was really bad – a chaos, and it got worse and worse. I tried to find the way to my brother´s house, but it was so complicated that finally he came to pick me up.
Me and Bike Friday – we did it!!

Wide shoulders
Wide shoulders
Volcan Popocatepetl
Volcan Popocatepetl
Volcan Iztaccihuatl
Volcan Iztaccihuatl
Getting warm!!!
Getting warm!!!
First break eating champurrado
First break eating champurrado
Water for the vehicles
Water for the vehicles
Up and down
Up and down
Now going down
Now going down
Mountain vegetation
Mountain vegetation
Skull
Skull
Finish Puebla start Mexico!!!
Finish Puebla start Mexico!!!
Still cold!!!
Still cold!!!
Highest point
Highest point
Getting close to Mexico city
Getting close to Mexico city
Almost there!!!!
Almost there!!!!

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