After Jill left us, it was back to the same old. We (ok, mainly I) needed a bit of a change of pace. So we decided to take some time off the bike, heal our butt sores and get away from the busy and loud cuotas (toll highways with a rideable shoulder)…The next big city on our route was Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco.
We made it to mainland Mexico, where it get’s so hot that we wake up at 5:30am to avoid the heat. We are not morning people, 5:30 should never be followed by “am” but here we are, a week into this new routine, and… we’re surviving.
Cacti are really cool plants – I love looking at them, such alien plants. They are also really, really mean. Cacti needles are very attracted to bicycle tires – this encounter often results in a flat tire. Also, do not attempt to either set up your tent in a field of cactus prickles (cactus prickles are very good at being invisible) or put your camel bag full of precious water into a cactus needle.