Category Archives: Mexico

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Meanwhile in Oregon – San Cristobal to Comitan (93k/11,019k)

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(February 23 – written by Dave) San Cristobal is sometimes called “the Oregon of Mexico”.  Today we saw why, for a time riding through pine forests and climbing a pass that reminded us of Santiam Pass in Oregon.  There were … Continue reading

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San Cristobal food and culture

(February 21 – written by Dave) Food, glorious food.  We like rest days in bigger towns, especially when those towns are on the tourist trail and there are lots of good food options.  I’ve kind figured out a few of … Continue reading

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Up, up and more up –Tuxtla to San Cristobal (66k/10,925k 1,900 metres of climbing)

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(February 19 – written by Dave) Wow, what a day.  We were on the road for over seven hours.  We only road 66k (41 miles) and we only had one uphill, but it was a doozy of an uphill.  In … Continue reading

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Three door day – Cintalapa to Tuxtla (77k/10,859k)

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(February 18 – written by Dave) It was a quiet Saturday night in Cintalapa.  At one point Nancy was outside and came back in to tell me that there was a parade coming.  I grabbed my camera and ran out … Continue reading

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Bus/rest day –San Pedro Tapanatepec to Cintalapa (10,782k)

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(February 17 – written by Dave) Today we took the bus because high winds were forecast and several other riders have had significant issues with the wind on the route we were planning.  Safety first as they say.  Having said … Continue reading

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Winds and earthquakes part two –Juchitan de Zaragoza to San Pedro Tapanatepec (108k/10,782k)

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(February 16 – written by Dave) In yesterday’s blog we reported on wind and earthquakes.  Well, that turned out to be just the warm-up act for the main event which followed over the next 24 hours. First earthquakes.  Nancy felt … Continue reading

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Winds and earthquakes – Jalapa del Marquesa to Juchitan de Zaragoza (61k/10,676k)

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(February 15 – written by Dave) First up, good news, Nancy is feeling better.  She still has the hacks but she is much better today and clearly on the mend.  My cold is all but gone.  Nothing blue skies and … Continue reading

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Valentine flower day –El Camaron Yautepec to Jalapa del Marquesa (90k/10,615k)

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(February 14 – written by Dave) First an update on dinner last night.  We went to the restaurant next to the hotel, right next to the army/military check-point.  The restaurant did not have a menu, rather they sort of made … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Mountains ramble – Mitla to El Camaron Yautepec (95k/10,525k)

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(February 13 – written by Dave) I awoke this morning with a hankering for Fruit Loops.  I’m not sure why, perhaps I bumped my head on the fruit headboard in the middle of the night.  Other than that, our escape … Continue reading

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Heading East – Oaxaca to Mitla (48k/10,430k)

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(February 12 – written by Dave) We are heading east.  I know, you are thinking that Mexico is south and we should be heading south.  Well, today, and for the next two weeks we head east.  Southern Mexico really swings … Continue reading