Jose Maria Morelos-Bacalar

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.

Later on the road developed into a winding path with a lot of curves and jungle vegetation on both sides. Lots of birds were singing and it was beautiful to feel the earth waking up slowly. I felt happy in my heart.
I pedaled like this some kms. Then the road turned into a modern street with a big shoulders right and left. Comfortable and easy to pedal, but as it was always going straight also a little bit boring. I cycled slowly because it was still hilly with a lot of headwind. “Lovely”. I put my mp3 and listened to some music to get myself motivated. I knew that the road would change into a secondary road again somewhere, but I didn´t know exactly when. I had discovered this road on google maps, but it wasn´t marked in my “normal map”.

After about 90km there was a village and I knew I had to turn right. It was a little bit embarrassing that people told me it would not be possible to get to Bacalar this way, but I was sure I had seen it on google maps like this and I decided to try it. Besides, I was so happy to get out of the main road.

The road was like an off road path, I passed some indian villages and on the whole it felt fantastic riding through the jungle.Some small waters to cross in between-I just loved it !! There were no cars at all and I only saw 2 motorbikes on the whole way.
When I was getting close to the city of Bacalar I called a hostel, but it was booked. At least they recommended another place: the “Posada Guadalupe”. It turned out to be a very good option. Only one block from the main plaza, nice and clean. I had to wait to do the check in, for the owner Antonio needed it to clean my room first, and it seemed like he would clean it for a following surgery-very efficient and professional.
I had a shower and went to have dinner. When I got back to my room I couldn´t stay awake. I fell asleep and I really slept like a baby

Very early in the morning
Very early in the morning
Lovely for cyclist empty road,no traffic
Lovely for cyclist empty road,no traffic
The road still empty
The road still empty
Jungle pool
Jungle pool
New Israel???
New Israel???
This two boy got the Santa Claus caps I was carrying
This two boy got the Santa Claus caps I was carrying
This was the rural road
This was the rural road
Bike Fridays goes off road!!!
Bike Fridays goes off road!!!
Cemetery on the way
Cemetery on the way
Entry to Bacalar
Entry to Bacalar

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