To be riding in Mexico for the second time was a different experience as I had decided not to choose the typical tourist destinations for my route.
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.
I am already used to get up early. There´s nothing I can do about it. At 8:30am I was awake.
I forgot to turn off my alarm, so it rang at 5 o´clock like yesterday. Shit happens! Thanks god I could fall asleep again and I finally woke up at 11 o´clock. I had missed the breakfast in the hostel, but really -I didn´t care. It was already 1pm when I went downstairs and so I had a breakfast/lunch today. Chicken with mole.
145 km (90 miles) – Total so far: 2,042 km (1,269 miles)
At 5 o´clock my alarm rang like usual – I was awake 100% immediately and I jumped out of bed. Very fast I got dressed because the temperature in the room was beyond all bearing! Soooo cold! I packed everything, took all my panniers downstairs and loaded the bike in record time to be quickly on the road again.
50 km (31 miles) – Total so far: 1,897 km (1,179 miles)
Business as usual: at 6am I was pedaling. After 100m the road started to climb already although I only was searching for the right street to take. It took me like 50min to find it, and at that time I was already sweating like crazy – and the temperature was only 9C°!!
106 km (66 miles) – Total so far: 1,847 km (1,148 miles)
At 5 o´clock my alarm was ringing and one hour later I was already pedaling. When I cycled my way out of the city I needed to do a small stretch on the ring road around the town and I had to pass some bridges. There was already a lot of traffic and the car drivers were freaking out because I was riding there on their road. Surely made a lot of friends today!
I went to have breakfast at about 10:30am just down here at the zocalo. Today I really wanted to look for some cycling shirts or something warm I could put on when I would continue towards Mexico City. I had met this japanese guy yesterday, and he had told me that in the mountains that I had to pass it can get really cold. So I told myself: “No way”! I need warm clothes.
164 km (102 miles) – Total so far: 1,741 km (1,082 miles)
When at 5.45am I was pedaling leaving the posada behind me, it was still dark and had put my light. I easily found the road but what a pity! It started with a downhill that I couldn´t go down very fast because I couldn´t see very far – my light reaches only 20m ahead so I had to be very careful always watching out for potholes…
For breakfast I had scramble eggs. .After I walked around a little bit and at the Zocalo I got me a real coffee with a big piece of chocolate cake at the store of an italian coffee company. Delicious.