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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…

Bikes on Boats

Some of you may recall reading about our first Bikes on Boats experience. On that occasion, we packed our two bikes onto a small local fishing boat and transported them across the Bahía de Concepción to resume riding the Baja Divide. This time we loaded our bikes onto a much larger vessel, to travel across a much larger body of water. We'd be leaving Baja California behind to continue our journey in Mazatlan. Saying goodbye to Tuly, our Warmshowers host in La…

leaving Baja

While it should in no way compare to the drama that is ongoing in Texas and the southern US, this latest storm makes me think that we're leaving Baja at just the right time! Yesterday, Rebecca and I, along with Tiago, another cyclist who is also staying at the Warmshowers home, rode to the Baja Ferries office to purchase our tickets. Our ferry departs at 8:00 PM this evening and we'll sail overnight to Mazatlan. As you can see from…

Espinazo del Diablo

Mexico is a huge and extremely diverse country. Given that we've spent just shy of 3 months in Baja alone, I expect it'll take every bit of our 6-month tourist visa to make our way through it. With the country's immense size, we've had a tough time deciding what route to take when we make it to the mainland. The options seem unlimited. Ultimately, after speaking to some friends of ours, and reading travelogues from other cyclists, we've decided to…

For the last couple of days Rebecca and I have been enjoying the hospitality of a Warmshowers host here in La Paz. As far as Baja cyclists go, Tuly is well known. Her house is an oasis for those cycling both to and from the city. While under her roof we had the chance to formulate some plans for the next portion of our journey. We also had the time to wade through the multitude of video clips that I…

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