Guadalajara (Part 1) :: In the Heart of the City

Murals in a plaza & the Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento, around the corner from our hostel.

Wowza, we have lots to catch up on! Sorry we’ve been so silent on the blog lately, we’ve been visiting with family and we’ve also been hunkered down working on our Tiny House book – turns out it takes a lot more time to write a book than we thought (kind of [Read More…]

Climbing to the City :: Rain, Flats & Night Riding

Climbing toward Jalisco state line; Looking back at Ixtlan

August 11 – 15th :: Ixtlán del Río, Nayarit to Guadalajara, Jalisco Our panniers are packed and we’ve smeared ourselves with the proper amount of sunblock. We’ve been ready to ride out of Ixtlán del Río for hours now yet we’re still standing in the hotel lobby with our loaded bicycles leaning against the registration desk. We’re not [Read More…]

Nayarit :: Rain forests, Volcanoes & Lessons Learned

Riding the “mole hills” out of Tepic.

August 2 – 10th, 2012, Nayarit, Mexico We leave Tepic with our eyes set on the town of Jala, a little over 72 kilometers away (~44 miles). Now that we are 3000 feet above sea level, the weather is bearable. But it doesn’t take us long to realize that we’ve traded insufferable heat and flat roads in for some climbing and heavy [Read More…]

Quakes, Volcanoes & the 'Hill of Hell'

Our time in Guerrero Negro offered us a very nice break. So nice, as a matter of fact, that it took us awhile to leave.

With our hotel room offering two beds, one for each of us to perch upon, we spent our time leisurely catching up on world news, writing, reading and connecting. [Read More…]

Scenes from Guerrero Negro

We ended up spending a good chunk of time relaxing in our oasis at Hotel Malarrimo in Guerrero Negro. It was quiet and peaceful. The hotel had wi-fi (that we could actually connect to from INSIDE the room!) and a restaurant attached so some days I only moved from our room to the dining area and back (*embarrassing*).

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Valle de los Cirios to Guerrero Negro

After spending so much time on the back roads of Baja we’re ready to discover pockets of civilization again. More specifically, our minds are focused on water. We can’t wait to be in a place where we don’t have to worry about running out of it, plus we’re in serious need of showers.

Back on pavement, the riding is [Read More…]