Pedealeando Verapaz: Antigua to Semuc Champey

  Last day in Antigua, Guatemala. What was planned as 3 days had become 2 weeks. Between discovery, romance, broken bike frame, and volcano climbing, the time went quickly. I’d gotten the new frame in this morning, quickly switched the … Read More

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

Atitlan to Antigua: Modus Diferandi

Where I traveled:  San Marcos La Laguna —> San Lucas Toliman (crossing Lake Atitlan via loaded packraft) San Lucas Toliman —> Antigua   San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Over 3 weeks in one place, rare for me on … 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

San Cristobal Stopoff: Life is good when you’re high… up!

Where I Rode:  — Various mountain bike routes around San Cristobal including San Felipe and San Jose. — Big loop out to the traditional Tzotzil communities of Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula. — Out and back to the ruins and … 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

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

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