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baja divide tips

The following Baja Divide Tips post was written shortly after we left La Paz while we were en route from Mazatlan to Durango. I never got around to publishing it though. Now that it's online, hopefully it will be of some use to those considering riding the route for the first time. Keep in mind that we are very much bikepacking newbies. The info included in this post may be worth approximately what you've paid to read it. :) Sitting…

shades

Although we've had some tough climbing and long days since arriving in Mazatlan, I have to admit that compared to the difficult riding conditions we had in Baja, we've had it pretty easy as of late. That all changed during the past week though when we decided to follow in the tire tracks of Mark and Hana from Highlux. With all the pushing we had to do, it was definitely shades of the Baja Divide. When we left Zacatecas, it…

zacatecas

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,…

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