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.
I'm wondering if this truck actually came from Bel Air Pres. I'll take it as a good omen.
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.
Loreto, Baja Sur
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.
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.
"Pan de dátil" (date bread) and milk in Mulegé. Onward to beach campsite.
Rest day with Kino and Canelo on a fishing boat!
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.
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.
The best tailwind ever. 50 miles in 3 hours. Big chain ring the whole way. Camped at Kadekaman Hotel/Restaurant/Campsite
A nice 80 km (50 mi) to Guerrero Negro. The temperatures are cooler and the wind is blowing! Crossed into Baja Sur today.
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.
HWY 1, here we go!
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
A great ciesta at Gonzaga Bay. Onward to Coco's Corner!
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.
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.
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!
Recharge in Ensenada. Family, fish tacos, and good sleep!
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!
Barret Junction Café
Fully recharged at the Sato House
Our first warmshowers host. Dinner, shower, bedroom. ✨ magic is real. We are in 🚲 heaven.
Day one: Debi Yao received us with snacks, drinks, and a bison burger BBQ. Beautiful weather. Slight headwinds south of Long Beach.
Ride out! Thanks for coming out, friends. We left from Santa Monica City Hall. April 1, 2017