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Leaving Managua on Sunday

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Views [575]

...... was the smart thing to do! The traffic was intimidating any time of day, but Sunday morning proved to be the calmest/safest time. We had spent three days in this town, wound up consulting the good doc, got some antibiotics for James (turned ... Read more >


Leon to Managua. Saturday, November 24th

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Views [564]

Worn thin on many levels. We left Leon to ride to the Pacific Coast and it was a mistake AGAIN. James had developed a cold and was feeling "under the weather", but the day we were leaving we both felt ok, especially because we were planning to ride ... Read more >


Riding in the rain

Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [489]

for a whole day in the wrong direction, but we are going to the Caribbean Ocean, but I'll start this entry with the crossing of the border to Honduras. The map only showed a railroad - no street,  but we were told there is a road (and a border ... Read more >


San Cristóbal de las Casas - sight for sore legs and eyes!

Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [733]

. Saturday October 20th.   After a 10 hour climb, which took us two half days out of Tuxtla we pedaled over the ridge and here it is, the town is no longer a name in the distance, on the map  or in the future. It's in the here and ... Read more >


Where are my Gringos?

Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [568]

Zanatepec on Tuesday the 16th of October 2012   Songs can lift you up...singing along on a flat boring road never hurt anybody, even if you don't get the tune right - no worries there. We are used to getting stared at, even by drivers ... Read more >


Pacific Coast, Sunday the14 th

Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [576]

    Coming down the mountains and reaching the Pacific coast was a blast -  the bikes knew where to go, the traffic was light and the wind on our side...SO EXCITED -yes, Pacific means home, Pacific means rest a day, Pacific means ... Read more >


Oaxaca, October 2nd-11th

Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [483]

  to get to Oaxaca wasn't an easy task, but we knew it- the ever so beautiful mountains let us feel the ups and downs of life up close and personal with the temperatures rising and falling, it wasn't always easy for me to ignore my hot flashes ... Read more >


Photos: South Mexico

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Somewhere....

Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | Views [594]

Somewhere after San Rafael (Mexico, of course..)and still on the way to Oaxaca. We needed to stop for the night - crossing a river, it looked inviting to stay at it's banks, but here in Mexico we learned it wise to check with whoever is near and if there ... Read more >


The night at the caves.

Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | Views [526]

The night at the caves of Cacahuamilpa   The night woke us up with thunder and lightning - the  tent lit up like a christmas tree. I have to say, I was scared - especially when the thunder roared across the sky and all around. I ... Read more >


Lots of climbing...

Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | Views [603]

LOTS of climbing - up to 10.000 feet .....and cold enough to make me mad. BUT beautiful none the less. We camped in the woods near the summit, because we couldn't go on climbing any longer....somewhere between Chiltipec and Caotepec. And it rained too!!! ... Read more >


Jean - Claude

Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | Views [765] | Comments [2]

Jean- Claude Masson Still in Valle de Bravo, we spend the night  in a hotel named "Beethoven" Not only drawn by the name, but also by the advertisement for a room for 180 pesos. That must have been only  one room he had for that price, ... Read more >


If you share a cookie....

Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | Views [609]

....with a German in Mexico .... he most likely will ask you to join him for dinner in a swiss restaurant. Our road took us to Valle de Bravo. South of Mexico City a place where the weary, rich Mexicans from Mexico City take rest or a vacation ... Read more >


A bit from Morelia

Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | Views [782]

Morelia. It's been a while since I wrote and Morelia seems far away now ....I am writing this in a little camping area in Cacahuamilpa, but more about that later.... Moreala - high expectations. We were so pampered and it all spilled over to the ... Read more >


Tangamandapio 14th of September

Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | Views [2001]

Tangamandapio Seems like with the most complicated name, comes the most amazing invitation. We have left Guadalajara a few days ago....went to Chapala, stayed in Ajijic and started yesterday around the lake towards Morelia. So beautiful - the ... Read more >


Good times Chacala

Saturday, 8 Sep 2012 | Views [1501]

Good times in Chacala on Sunday and Monday Marina and Ernesto showed us their favorite place where they spend most of the winter every year. But getting out of P.Vallarta and heading north to Chacala we took the local bus, finding songs to sing in ... Read more >


Back home in G. and on to the next field trip

Saturday, 8 Sep 2012 | Views [4012]

Back in G on Tuesday the 28th - of course it felt like coming home! How serious were we to leave on our trip south? We had plenty to do for a few days and planned to leave by the weekend when our friendly couple Marina and Ernesto showed up Wednesday ... Read more >


Surly fast girl.

Saturday, 8 Sep 2012 | Views [882]

Surly fast girl A "field" trip north of Guadalajara to a little chili village with a hot spring called Temacapulin. Bernardo from CC, James and I rode our bikes on the cuota (the toll highway where cyclists are not allowed - after all we ... Read more >

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the road/Chapala is calling

Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | Views [637]

It is important to get off the bike, get a brake from the road, connect with the same humans for more than a couple of hours, leave all your stuff in one place and not having to pack all the gear, clean your bike...clean yourself, mend and fix, eat ... Read more >


Baja - last past entry - Mulege

Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | Views [1120]

 Mulege on the 26th, sweet town, good place to sleep - we made it in the first part of the day by 42degrees C. A place to stay for a couple of nights -showering in the veggie garden between cucumbers and chilies and a place to recover again. Next:... Read more >

Tags: sunrise in mulege


Past entries - Baja - Santa Rosalia

Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | Views [1121]

So excited to see the Sea of Cortez and here we are on Monday the 25th of June. On our way to the east coast of Baja we "ran into" Erik  - the crazy dutch guy people have "warned" (not any crazier than some other people we know..... Read more >

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Past entries - Baja, San Ignacio

Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | Views [843]

Friday, June 22nd Ready to leave this fog town. A days rest was good, but this place has nothing more to offer and the gray/cold is getting to me. Huevos verde - good breakfast and off we go back into the desert - flat as "piss on a plate"  ... Read more >


Past entries - fog desert - Baja

Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | Views [1180]

On Wednesday the 20th we anticipated heat again, but the day started cool and with heavy fog - I really wasn't too happy, having to dig out my wind breaker and rain gear...the ups and downs of life and  traveling life is no exception. Not only the ... Read more >


Baja - past entries -

Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | Views [551]

So, it was Tuesday the 19th with a good start and the desert kept continuing to show us it's beauty and variety with it's reassuring ranchitas  every so often, so, we can fill up our water bottles and catch a smile or even a laugh.  At 9am  we stopped ... Read more >


Through the desert - back entries from Baja - Catavina

Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | Views [1175]

Saturday 23rd of June In San Igancio a real Oasis. We rode from Guerro Negro about 90 miles through the desert again, but temperatures were bearable and it was the flattest 90 miles I ever rode. We were told about this oasis and man/woman, is it ... Read more >


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