2017 Sustainable Cycles

User: rachihorn
Dates: 1 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
Duration: 3 weeks, 1 day
URL: https://www.sustainablecycles.org

Sunday 23 Apr 2017 17:40

Today's 79 miles were easy breezy. Wind direction makes all the difference. Gracias a la vida. The church in Las Pocitas has a guest room. With a shower and everything. The pastor lives next door and was kind enough to offer it. The dry desert evening is gorgeous. I love bike touring.

Posted: April 23, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Sunday 23 Apr 2017 14:47

I'm wondering if this truck actually came from Bel Air Pres. I'll take it as a good omen.

Posted: April 23, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Friday 21 Apr 2017 20:05

A climb and then afternoon wind. Today's 76 miles were a head game. But it was worth it after arriving at Abuela Teresa's house. She made tamales and I ate 6.

Posted: April 22, 2017, 2:05 a.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 13:01

Loreto, Baja Sur

Posted: April 20, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 16:03

100 km 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM. More family in Loreto! It's luxurious. The goats on the road were more scared of the bike than the cars.

Posted: April 19, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 18:06

Playa de Coyote is gorgeous. Ocean bath, chilling under a "palapa" (palm frawn hut), and devouring fish burritos from the next door campers. Mexico is a good neighbor. Don't let Trump convince you otherwise.

Posted: April 19, 2017, 12:06 a.m.

Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 10:45

"Pan de dátil" (date bread) and milk in Mulegé. Onward to beach campsite.

Posted: April 18, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Monday 17 Apr 2017 8:12

Rest day with Kino and Canelo on a fishing boat!

Posted: April 17, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Sunday 16 Apr 2017 14:31

Hit the Sea of Cortez! Staying with my step mom's sister in law's nephew. It's nice to sleep inside again. And the tacos are good. Fish, asada, and el pastor! Tomorrow is a rest day. Santa Rosalía is an old copper mine town with industrial ruins around town.

Posted: April 16, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Saturday 15 Apr 2017 14:23

Another great tailwind. Lots of desert. Excited for the beach tomorrow! Here in San Ignacio, there is a bicycle sanctuary called "la casa del ciclista". Camping for 100 pesos, hot showers, and wifi.

Posted: April 15, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Friday 14 Apr 2017 19:53

The best tailwind ever. 50 miles in 3 hours. Big chain ring the whole way. Camped at Kadekaman Hotel/Restaurant/Campsite

Posted: April 15, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

Thursday 13 Apr 2017 12:29

A nice 80 km (50 mi) to Guerrero Negro. The temperatures are cooler and the wind is blowing! Crossed into Baja Sur today.

Posted: April 13, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 17:45

Rolling hills from Chapala to El Rosarito. No reception or internet for days! 300 pesos (15 USD) for a room with running water and a light bulb but no working outlets.

Posted: April 13, 2017, 12:45 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 14:56

HWY 1, here we go!

Posted: April 12, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 8:36

Rolled into Coco's Corner just in time for a warm bucket bath and a chicken dinner. Slept in an old camper. It's a desert oasis. #goodhombres

Posted: April 12, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Tuesday 11 Apr 2017 15:16

A great ciesta at Gonzaga Bay. Onward to Coco's Corner!

Posted: April 11, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Monday 10 Apr 2017 15:36

Pretty rough road but a short 3 hours to Puertecitos. $8 bicycle camping on the beach and natural ocean hot springs! The owner ended up not charging to camp, and the next door campers shared their ceviche for dinner.

Posted: April 10, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Sunday 9 Apr 2017 21:46

Again no shoulder. A good amount of headwind all morning. 95 miles to a warmshowers host in San Felipe! The desert is blooming. Jumped into the Sea of Cortes upon arrival. Happy to rest.

Posted: April 10, 2017, 4:46 a.m.

Saturday 8 Apr 2017 17:56

No shoulder all day. Minimal traffic. A good climb out of Ensenada and mostly desert. Francelia (from Ensenada) made healthy cookies that fueled the whole way. Stayed with Juan y Ofelia of El Rancho Taquería. Muy buena gente!

Posted: April 9, 2017, 12:56 a.m.

Friday 7 Apr 2017 23:14

Recharge in Ensenada. Family, fish tacos, and good sleep!

Posted: April 8, 2017, 6:14 a.m.

Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 23:12

Tecate! The border crossing was super mellow. $27.25 for an 80 day permit. Warmshowers host Raul introduced an epic panería. And the tacos are good!

Posted: April 5, 2017, 6:12 a.m.

Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 11:29

Barret Junction Café

Posted: April 4, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 8:31

Fully recharged at the Sato House

Posted: April 4, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Monday 3 Apr 2017 9:50

Coffee break

Posted: April 3, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

Sunday 2 Apr 2017 21:07

Our first warmshowers host. Dinner, shower, bedroom. ✨ magic is real. We are in 🚲 heaven.

Posted: April 3, 2017, 4:07 a.m.

Sunday 2 Apr 2017 12:59

Ciesta

Posted: April 2, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 16:41

Day one: Debi Yao received us with snacks, drinks, and a bison burger BBQ. Beautiful weather. Slight headwinds south of Long Beach.

Posted: April 1, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 8:13

Ride out! Thanks for coming out, friends. We left from Santa Monica City Hall. April 1, 2017

Posted: April 1, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

2017 Sustainable Cycles

User: rachihorn
Dates: 1 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
Duration: 3 weeks, 1 day
URL: https://www.sustainablecycles.org

Yahoo!

Beautiful sights on your adventure!

Wow. Speedy rider. Thanks for the pics!

...oops gulf of California. But still super impressive. Go Rachel!

Can't believe you made it from the pacific to the Gulf of Mexico in just two days!! You are speedy. Hope you are soaking it all in along the way. Post often for your fans like me!

Looking forward to your next post!