Coatzacalcos: Repairing the bike again

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.

Before he started working we were chatting about many things, we changed experiences and it was really interesting to talk to him. I enjoyed. I tried to help a little bit by taking the wheel with the broken spoke out myself. The owner´s work was spectacular: the spokes of my bike are not the standard size of a 20” wheel because of the Rohloff gear system I use. They need to be a little bit shorter than the usual size. This old bicycle repairman just built some new spokes right in front of me. Amazing! When he finished working he even didn´t want to accept any money. Incredible! ( Of course I insisted on paying him for his work but still I was impressed).

When I had taken out the wheel before I had noticed that my tire was almost finished, so I try to conserve it a little bit longer by changing it from the back to the front. I felt like I had a brandnew bike when I left the shop. Very good.
Back in my room I did some laundry. I felt hungry and decided to have some fast food at Burguer King´s. I´m really not used to it…..The hamburger was ok, but the Pepsi Coke tasted disgusting for me – I threw it away.

When I returned I couldn t open my door. I already thought “shit” surely it´s because I left my card in the fixture for the elctricity (I wanted to keep the A/C working while I´m gone), so I went to the reseption with a little bit of a bad conscience.

But then it had nothing to do with it. The employee took the room- door- card and she did something with it , I don´t know what, but after it worked again.
I decided to stay another day here to relax. I like the room (in fact the best one I had during the trip so far). I got some snacks and a beer for dinner this evening.

The old man making my spokes
The old man making my spokes
The old man making my spokes
The old man making my spokes
The bike shop
The bike shop
Changing the tires
Changing the tires
My room
My room
The tire is worn
The tire is worn
My office
My office
Lunch at Burguer King
Lunch at Burguer King
Dinner at Subways
Dinner at Subways

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