52 km (32 miles) – Total so far: 1,577 km (980 miles)
I decided I to take it easy today but I woke up at 6 o´clock and at 7am I was back on the road. There were no shoulders this time and as soon as I left the village it started to climb. It went up slowly, slowly, but not like a serpentine so it became hard from time to time.
“Juan Díaz Covarrubias-San Andrés Tuxtla: Crossing the Sierra de los Tuxla” weiterlesen
I enjoyed sleeping until 10:30 in the morning. After breakfast I checked the weather forecast and it looks like the weather on my future cycling route will not be much better than it is at the moment. I thought of alternatives. Going to Oaxaca meant to cross but some mountains.
I “Strolling along in Coatzacalcos” weiterlesen
I slept until 10 o´clock and I went to have breakfast just around the corner of my hotel.
Afterwards I had to find a bike shop. I took the bike and walked around and lucky devil that I am! I found one not too far from my hotel. The owner of the shop was a 86 years old man with a lot of knowlege about bikes.
“Coatzacalcos: Repairing the bike again” weiterlesen
127 km (79 miles) – Total so far: 1,417 km (880 miles)
In the morning at 6:30a.m.I first went to the market to buy bananas.The weather was the same like yesterday, cloudy, but it wasn´t raining. I got the bananas and when I just was back in the saddle again it started to rain.
“Heroica Cardenas-Coatzacoalcos: Another ride with rain” weiterlesen
110 km (68 miles) – Total so far: 1,290 km (802 miles)
Today -after the usual morning ritual- I was pedaling very early. Soon I had to stop and get my rain jacket out of my backpacks as it already started to rain. It kept raining, raining, raining. Sometimes less sometimes stronger, but always constantly. One hour later my clothes were already totally wet. That´s life.
“Macuspana-Heroica Cardenas: Just to riding in the rain….” weiterlesen
I was happy that I could sleep until 10 o´clock today. I went to have breakfast at the same place from yesterday evening: Some huevos mexicanos and a fresh juice. Very tasteful.
“Macuspana: Day off” weiterlesen
103 km (64 miles) – Total so far: 1,180 km (733 miles)
The morning sky was grey and cloudy when I left at 6.30a.m. I expected it to begin to rain soon.After a short while I had to pass the paying office for the road toll.
Shit happens! My alarm sounded at 5 o´clock in the morning. I forgot to turn it off yesterday…..but I managed to fall asleep again, at least until 9 . I went down to pay my room for the night and I discovered that there were only 150 pesos left in my pockets.
“Chable: Day off” weiterlesen
160 km (99 miles) – Total so far: 1,077 km (669 miles)
When I got up today (very early at 5 o´clock in case I should have to do the stretch to Chable in one ride, which is 160kms) something very funny happened-like slapstick.