Xpujil-Escarcega

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.

Somehow I like these “road-monsters” and at the same time I hate them when they pass me close. Thanks god today I had no hassle at all with that. They all respected me on the bike as an equal road user and all passed me with enough space. Unnecessary to mention that the road was going up and down all the time altogether 774m difference in altitude today.
First I thought of sleeping in Constitucion which is a small village about 85km away from Xpujil. But when I arrived I found that there were no posadas at all – nothing. While I was asking for a place to sleep a lady offered me a room. But: not even a fan in there, so I said thank you. No way!! In the end I bought some more water and some snacks and I kept going.
After a while the pavement of the road changed. It got rough to cycle, and I could not go as fast as before. In exchange for that nature was beautiful. In some parts it looked like a jungle then again turned into agriculture fields. Nice. Besides I saw the most funny road sign ever today: Beware of the bats!!
I arrived at Escarcega before it was getting dark. A small ugly town. I checked out the first posada I saw- bingo. I took a shower and I went to eat. There weren´t many opportunities. Finally I ate some lamb stew with tortillas. After I bought some bananas and snacks for tomorrow. Hopefully I find a place to sleep before “Chable” tomorrow, if not, I will have to cycle 160kms again. We´ll see……

Crossing the nature reserve Calakmul
Crossing the nature reserve Calakmul
Looks like it will rain...
Looks like it will rain…
BF trying to hide
BF trying to hide
These nice flowers were everywhere
These nice flowers were everywhere
I don´t know why they put this sign because nobody cares and the roads are always very dirty with a lot of trash bottles cans,etc
I don´t know why they put this sign because nobody cares and the roads are always very dirty with a lot of trash bottles cans,etc
Tasty sweets!!
Tasty sweets!!
On this part of the road there were many times always two signs together
On this part of the road there were many times always two signs together
Beware of the bats!!!!
Beware of the bats!!!!
The hill is waiting for me
The hill is waiting for me
Up and down...
Up and down…
Another climb
Another climb
Small village where there was no place to sleep,and you can see how I am drying my clothes
Small village where there was no place to sleep,and you can see how I am drying my clothes
Respect for the monster
Respect for the monster
Always when I find a place next to the road to have a break it is dirty like this
Always when I find a place next to the road to have a break it is dirty like this
Killer asphalt for my schwalbe marathon
Killer asphalt for my schwalbe marathon

 

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