A curve and chasing shelterNovember 16, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C
We got up very early to make it somehow to La Paz as a tropical storm was forecasted to hit Southern Baja within the next 24h. But as it was still another 220km to La Paz, we were not confident to make it there. Actually, we were about to be stuck for 2 days in the middle of nowhere in the tent or maybe in a hotel (if we could find one).
So we started to ride. The first 60km was just straight road without any hills. It could have been somewhere in Northern Germany. So we were very lucky when the first curve occurred.
We arrived in a small village at noon and tried to "hitch bike" but none of the cars stopped. So we went to a tire shop and asked some of the mechanics if someone was going to La Paz today. 20 seconds later we got a ride - easy! 😂
Once we got to La Paz, we found a very good bike store where we bought new chains. In the end, it took us 14 days to find a well equipped bike store in Mexico.
While having a beer at the malecon and checking the options for the night, we contacted Donna and Bill from Los Barriles to let them know that we would arrive a couple of days earlier. We met them in California at a brewery and they invited us to their place in Mexico. Donna offered to pick us up somewhere between La Paz and Los Barriles, so we finished the beer quickly and went back on the saddle. After 2h of riding we met her on the road and got a ride for the last 60km. We got yummy sandwiches for dinner and had margaritas and beer 🍻🥂
So luckily, we got a very nice and safe place to stay for the next few days 😁Read more