Chable-Macuspana

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.

I wanted to pedal through the gate, but an officer was shouting and waving at me. “What do you want from me” I thought, and when he told me the reason he stopped me, I felt amused inside. He just wanted me to pass the gate on the side for the pedestrians. “O.k. then”, I thought, “if it makes you happy, I will pass the gate again on this lane”. Maybe it made him feel kind of important?
Anyway – I made a mexican officer´s day I guess.After the paying office the road got very narrow for about 15km and there was a lot of traffic. Again, the trucks passed me by very carefully, with enough space in between us. It was early in the morning still, and I could hear the sound of the howler monkeys sitting in the trees beside the road. Their sound is just amazing: like jaguars in the jungle. You should hear it, it´s awesome.
The following road section got wide and brand new, with big shoulders, but like I´m already used to: all the time up and down. Sometimes there were headwinds. Additional it started to rain now and wouldn’t stop no more. I was going slowly and the temperature was the lowest since I started my trip. 21C°.
I had a lot of breaks. Although my rain jacket ought to be of breathable material I was sweating underneath. I thought of changing my shirt, but finally I didn´t because after some time it would be the same again for sure. I felt like the “micheline man” in the TV-commercials: I was wearing my shirt, my ultralight windstopper and a rain jacket. I didn´t mind that I kept sweating, most important for me was that the wind didn´t get through to my skin.
To arrive at the town of Macuspana I had to turn off of the main road and followed the road for another 5 km. It was easy to find a hotel. You can also rent the rooms for just some hours in here, but I dint care as it was the best one in town. It´s clean with internet and hot water. I don´t need anything else.
I had a hot shower and got myself a.coffee in town. The triciclos taxi men chatted with me: they wanted to know everything about my trip. It was diverting. Later on I went to eat and tomorrow I will..chill, chill and chill.
The road with out shoulder
The road with out shoulder
Protect the monkyes
Protect the monkyes
Dont leave rocks on the pavement
Dont leave rocks on the pavement
Now going down!!!
Now going down!!!
And after going up!!!
And after going up!!!
No traffic
No traffic
I am already all wet
I am already all wet
Looks like it rains for a long time
Looks like it rains for a long time
This was the last part of the road going to the town
This was the last part of the road going to the town

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