156 km (97 miles) – Total so far: 917 km (570 miles)
I started cycling today at 6:30 a.m. The weather was cloudy and I thought it probably would start to rain. But I was lucky, and actually it didn´t rain at all all day. There was quite a lot of traffic – many big trucks with double trailers.
17 km (11 miles) – Total so far: 761 km (473 miles)
Seems I cannot sleep longer then 7 o´clock in the mornings any more. Wish it was like this back home when I have to get up to go to work…..I went to have breakfast. Some tasty mexican eggs and a delicious orange juice today.
„Xpujil: Repairing my bike and visiting the maya ruins Becan“ weiterlesen
124 km (77 miles) – Total so far: 744 km (462 miles)
Today I didn´t hear my alarm bell ringing so I woke up at 7 o´clock which is pretty late for me on a cycling day. I shortened the usual morning ceremony and at 7:30 I was on the road.
„Bacalar-Xpujil: First military check point and a broken rear spoke“ weiterlesen
I got up late today about 10 o´clock. When I asked Antonio, the owner of the posada, where to have breakfast he said he was also just about going to have breakfast and offered me to join him. We had some enchiladas and milkshakes – delicious, after I had to wash my cycling clothes.
„Bacalar: Seesighting and chilling“ weiterlesen
150 km (93 miles) – Total so far: 620 km (385 miles)
I knew today would be a long ride so I decided to start very early. At 5:30a.m. I was on my way. The town was sleeping-only a few people on the street. The road was going up and down as usual but in the begining there was something I enjoyed: as it was still dark, you just couldn´t see anything. So I was just feeling the course of the road, wether it was going up or down. Somehow this was nice.
„Jose Maria Morelos-Bacalar“ weiterlesen
53 km (33 miles) – Total so far: 470 km (292 miles)
I thought I would sleep longer today but at about 6 o´clock I was awake. Couldn´t sleep anymore so I just got up, carried the bike and the stuff downstairs and about 7:30 was back on my bike. At the main plaza I still saw some people hanging out from last night´s celebration who didn´t find their way home, yet. They still seemed to be very happy.
„Peto-Jose Maria Morelos“ weiterlesen
126 km (78 miles) – Total so far: 417 km (259 miles)
At 5 o´clock I already woke up. Well, my morning “business as usual” followed, and at 6 o´clock I was already pedaling. Strange weather: until 8 o´clock it was very foggy and very wet.
I slept until 8 and went to have breakfast in a typical mexican restaurant. I had some “mexican eggs” ; eggs with a lot of habaneros beans and tortillas,delicious.
„Izamal: Exploring “Pueblo Magico”“ weiterlesen
114 km (71 miles) – Total so far: 291 km (181 miles)
Wow- I woke up at 5 o´clock already and one hour later I was pedaling. I had to ask people to find the road I wanted to to take. There was a small secondary road that seemed to be a quiet option to the main road, but google maps (installed on my mobil) was sending me to I don t know where. But with the help of the people I found it.
82 km (51 miles) – Total so far: 177 km (110 miles)
I really slept good tonight, even didn´t hear my alarm ringing in the morning. Still I was awake early enough for holidays at 6:20. My usual morning ritual followed: packing my bike and leaving the posada to buy some breakfast and provisions for the day. It was 7 o´clock when I left heading for downtown.