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

Oaxacan Interlude

Oaxaca, capitol of the state by the same name in Mexico. A city full of brilliant colors, rich cultural history, fantastic food and many very cool people. From the moment I rolled into town, I was struck by the many … 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

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

Pueblitos, Ranchos, y Teracerías: Durango into Zacatecas

   4 beautiful days of riding from Durango carried me over many mountains and valleys, past sweet mountain towns filled with smiles, waves, horses and cows. Within a few miles of exiting the outskirts of Durango, I was on dirt … Read More

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