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Que le vaya bien

Que le vaya bien. This expression is called out to us numerous times each day as we pedal along the Mexican backroads, or leave the tiny stores that are an integral part of the pueblos that dot the countryside. A Google search says that the expression translates to "I hope things go well for you," and it's one of the things that I've come to love about cycling through Mexico. Perhaps it is just the equivalent to our "Have a…

Paso de Cortés

Adventure of a lifetime sounds a bit cliché, doesn't it? It's hard to come up with another way to describe what we're up to though. The last few days we've found ourselves the guests of a university professor / cycling advocate in Xochimilco, climbing the famous Paso de Cortés, and exploring the ruins of the largest pyramid on the planet! If not such an adventure, how would you describe it? Last Wednesday, we cycled south from the center of Mexico…

Mexico City

It was one week ago that we rode into Mexico City, the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere. Since that time, we've ridden our bikes near end to end of the city, visiting museums, exploring, and eating more tacos than I can count. Every Sunday a number of streets are shut down so that cyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians and others looking for a safe place to get active can get out and about.  We rode over 24 miles on Sunday,…

ride

Most of the time riding on quiet dirt roads brings incredible smiles to our faces. There was, however, a point during our last stretch when I would have given anything for a bit of smooth pavement to ride on, just to get me into town quicker. Once you're committed though, sometimes you just have to ride it out. Our destination from Tula de Allende was the town of San Juan de Teotihuacán, a little bit north of the Mexico City…

Quiet Roads

Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro, San Juan del Rio, Santa Maria Amealco, Tula de Allende. It's been a long few days of riding, with what seemed to be a lot of climbing. There have been some quiet roads and some not so quiet ones. If there has been one constant, other than the consistently overcast skies, it has been the friendliness and hospitality of the people that we've been fortunate enough to cross paths with. While typically not the…

guanajuato

I recently posed the question, "Could Zacatecas be the most beautiful city in Mexico?" It may very well be but after spending a few days in the old section of Guanajuato, I have to say that it's definitely got some competition! We got our first taste of the amazing maze-like streets of Guanajuato after we checked into a small hotel and then went out in search of food without taking note of the name of the place where we had left…

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