Overhauling an Ogre: Testing Surly’s Warranty… Again.

Where I rode: Antigua —> San Andres Itzapa —> San Martin Jilotepeque San Martin —> 15km North of San Martin. Awwwww Snap! Hiked up Volcan Acatenango   At long last, a triumphant return to the road. After so many short … Read More

Volumes of Volcanos: The Guatemala Edition.

Places I visited:  — Based out of Quetzaltenango (Xela) for a week — Hiked up Volcan Santa Maria — Was invited to compete in a local mountain bike race — Many other mountain bike rides in the area with local riders … Read More

Bestriding a Border: Southern Chiapas into the Guatemalan High Country

Where I Rode:  Day 1:  San Cristobal de las Casas –> El Chiflon Day 2: El Chiflon –> Comitan Day 3: Comitan –> Las Margaritas –> Lagos de Montebello Day 4: Exploring the Lagos Day 5: Lago Internacional –> Gracias … Read More

Motion for the Ocean: Oaxaca to Mazunte

Where I Rode: Day 1: Oaxaca —> Miahuatlan Day 2: Miahuatlan —> Santa Lucia —> El Aguacate Day 3: El Aguacate —> San Agustin Loxicha —> San Bartolome —> Colotepec —> Mazunte The next week was spent around the area … Read More

Wiggling to Oaxaca

Where I Rode: Day 1: Jalcomulco –>  Huatusco –> Coscomatepec de Bravo Day 2: Coscomatepec –> Fortin de Flores –> Acultzingo –> Puente Colorado Day 3: Puente Colorado –> Tehuacan –> Tecomavaca –> Cañon Sabino Day 4: Cañon Sabino –> Cuicatlan –> … Read More

Volumes of Volcanos: The Ring of Fire

Where I Rode:                             Day 1: Into Caldera of Nevado de Toluca, 14,075′ —> Zaragoza de Guadalupe —> Unknown farmland outside of Xalatlaco Day 2: Tlaxcala —> Parque Nacional Cumbres … Read More

Mexico Mapping Mayhem: San Miguel through Nevado de Toluca

Ah the open road! After a 6 day pause in San Miguel de Allende, I had a long stretch of route ahead of me with no major stops planned for a couple of weeks. Exciting! First day back on the road … Read More

San Miguel Stopoff

Where I Rode: Ciudad Guanajuato —> Presa de Mata —> Las Palomas —> Camino Real de las Chichimecas —> Dolores Hidalgo —> San Miguel de Allende Various rides around SMA including an exploration ride up the volcano El Picacho South of town       … Read More

Metro to Mountains to Mates: Zacatecas to Guanajuato

May 4th, 8:00am. I was determined to actually leave Zacatecas this morning, despite the amazing inertial force to stay. Between the magical energy contained within the city streets and the seemingly endless kindness offered by Francisco and Sandra, it was … Read More

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