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June 10th, 2012 | Mexico


My exit from Guadalajara turned into a bit of a parade…!! Not only was I joined by Gonzalo and George of the Manosos, but also, a large group of “speedsters” from another local club, who had planned a breakfast run to Tepic, and were keen to ride with me as far as that town, which […]

June 9th, 2012 | Mexico

To Guadalajara and More Manosos…

Billy and I made good time to Guadalajara, covering the 400 odd km in less than five hours… We rode the country roads, passing through Quiroga and Zacapu before stopping in Zamora for breakfast… This is Mexico’s prime strawberry growing region and for miles, both before and after the town, long greenhouses had been erected […]

June 8th, 2012 | Mexico

Marvelous Morelia…!!

Mexican toll roads are an expensive alternative to taking the slower and more scenic country roads… It cost almost $35.00 (R300.00) to travel about 250 km from Teotihuacan to a point where I had finally had enough of the high costs, and slipped off the Mex15 to ride the last 75 km to Morelia on […]

June 6th, 2012 | Mexico

The Pyramids of Teotihuacan…!!

After visiting the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau in Egypt in 2010, I figured that any other pyramids I would see would not be nearly as impressive… Until today, I had been proved right…!! The pyramid like structures of the Mayans of Tikal in Guatemala, Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, and Palenque in southern Mexico, […]

June 5th, 2012 | Mexico

Ride to Mexico City…

It rained heavily for most of the night… By early morning, it was still drizzling and while I loaded the bike, I wondered if Eloy would still be willing to ride in the rain, and lead me out onto the road that would take me north towards Mexico City… Minutes later he arrived on his […]

June 4th, 2012 | Mexico

My Spirit Soars…

We left Huajuapan and rode the 70 km to the little village of Amatitlan de Azueta… The narrow road that led there took us through dry and dusty countryside, where small communities eked out an existence by tending small fields of crops to feed their families… There is no industry at all in this area […]