PHOTO ESSAY

MAY 2016

The start of May was spent hanging out in Mexico City. We stocked up on some much needed bicycle parts, drank good coffee, took in the incredible acrobatic sights of the Lucha Libre – Mexican Wrestling.

On the way back to the city of Pachuca, where Chewbicca was being stored, we took a side-trip to the delightful city of Puebla. I ate my weight in chicken with mole sauce, which is one of Puebla’s regional dishes, and just so happens to be my favorite of all the Mexican dishes.

We picked up Chewbicca a few days later, installed the new components and give him his first wash in 6 months, only to get filthy again on the muddy back roads a few days later.

We passed the towering dormant volcano of Malinche La and Mexico’s highest peak, Citlaltépetl, which was surrounded by clouds that obscured the view of this magnificent beast. We climbed to our highest point so far on the trip, 8800ft, before descending to the state of Oaxaca. Then it was one last push east over the Cañada de Cuicatlán mountains and down to sea level for the first time since Louisiana. We entered a hot and sticky climate of Veracruz where banana and sugar cane plantations lined the quiet jungle roads all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Yucatan, we’re coming for you!

Total so far: 3442 miles Mexico – HIDALGO, MEXICO D.F, TLAXCALA, PUEBLA, OAXACA.

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Backroads heading to the city of Pachuca.
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Mexico City.
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Tourists climbing the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan.
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Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Puebla.
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Bar El Taliban.
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Highway 185 – Oaxaca.
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Storm rolls in over the pass, Oaxaca.

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Storm rolls in over the mountain.
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Top of the pass on Highway 185, Oaxaca.

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Sunrise over the state of Oaxaca
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Sunrise over Oaxaca.

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Camping Spot, Oaxaca.

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Mexican Charms for Protection.

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