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To say that our stay in Zacatecas has been incredible would most definitely be an understatement. We have spent the past 5 days in what is perhaps the most beautiful city I have stepped foot in, staying with two incredibly generous and fun-to-be-around hosts, and being entertained by a world cyclist with an encyclopedia of stories. What's more, we had excellent weather and so were able to get out and around to see a sampling of the sights. And we…

sleep

Where will we sleep tonight? That probably seems like a strange thing to have to consider but for travelers like us, it's a question that needs to be answered daily. It took us 5 days to ride from Durango, where we were the last time I updated this blog, to the city of Zacatecas, approx. 350 km away. Of those five nights, only the final one, after we arrived in Zacatecas, did we actually have an idea where we would…

Durango

When we left La Ciudad, we were well rested. The bikes were in tip-top shape and we were layered with extra clothing to keep ourselves warm. We were ready to put in some fast miles because once again, the weatherman was calling for thunderstorms to roll in around noon. Why were we taking this so seriously? Because the day before, while we were hiding in our cabin, a thunderstorm of biblical proportions unleashed itself on the town. Heavy rain, booming thunder,…

fog

As it often is, our intention was to get an early start from El Palmito, to try to repeat the previous day's success and knock off some decent mileage. We had checked the weather forecast and noted that thunderstorms were, once again, predicted for the afternoon. Unfortunately, we ended up with a slight hurdle to an on-time departure: the gate at the property where we were staying was locked and we couldn't find anyone to let us out. After ultimately…

mazatlan

Our first order of business after departing the ferry was to get our bike bags sorted and to have some breakfast. The pastry they served for breakfast on the boat just wasn't going to cut it. After that was done though, we were on the road, following the GPS track that I had imported into my iPhone, leading us towards El Espinazo del Diablo. By the time we actually got underway it was a little after 11:00 AM, a late start…

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