Monday, March 30, 2009

day 070 - km 5548

belize city - san ignazio
120km 500 alti meter
a really early start! (got up at 5.00 on the road at 5.30) nice to do some riding while it is not that hot. so i could ride about 80km before my odometer showed 40 degrees again. funny! now it's 12.00 and i am almost done with riding for today.

day 069 - km 5428

crooked tree - belize city
58,25km 69 alti meter
we had an really early start to see the sunrise and some birds.
the hike on the short trail was nice, the sunrise as well, but we didn't get to see many birds. after that (and because of the lack in infrastructure in crooked tree) we had a half day ride to belize city, where wayne & anja have a day off.


day 068 - km 5369

chetumal - crooked tree (belize)
125,92km 210 alti meter
a very hot day on the road. (up to 50 degrees C)
so after 2 month a new country!?
the roads do not have a shoulder and the surface is rough,
but traffic is really calm (or should i say "relaxed" as everything seems to be a little more relaxed then elsewhere.


Friday, March 27, 2009

day 067 - day off

chetumal - day off
a day of mostly relaxation. (it is to hot & humid) to do much.
((and this town is perfect for that, as there would be only one museum which would be worse seeing it))

Thursday, March 26, 2009

day 066 - km 5242

nicolas bravo - chetumal
70,50km 300 altimeter
again a half riding day with heavy headwinds.
but it´s going south the next days, so i hope to be having more fun with the wind soon.
not much to see in chetumal, so relaxation and regeneration.

day 065 - km 5171

becan - nicolas bravo
58,63km 348 altimeter
after visiting the ruins of becan a half day on the road,
with lots of headwinds!


day 064 - km 5113

escarsega - becan
146,40km 949 altimeter
a long hot day on the road with lots of headwinds.
i broke another spoke riding to fast over one of those speedbumps.

Monday, March 23, 2009

day 063 - km 4966

el aguacatal - escarcega
107,04km 229 altimeter
... some more marsh land ... and some headwinds ...

day 062 - km 4859

palenque - el aguacatal
115,64km 362 altimeter
from the jungle to the marsh lands...


day 061 - km 4743

misol ha - palenque
35,66km 479 altimeter
a short ridind "day" and then walking around the waterfall misol ha and the ruins of planenque.



day 060 - km 4708

ocosingo - misol ha
109,58km 1587 altimeter
alot climbs in the almost jungle like scenery.
hot and humid, but the change to this colorful greens....
from the almost desert like weeks before is great!
checking out the waterfalls of agua azul.




day 059 - km 4598

san christobal de las casas - ocosingo
97,68km 1213 altimeter
back on the road again after 2 weeks off!
quite some hills before the road finally drops into the valley of ocosingo.
nice to have been able to ride this stretch, as the change of scenery is impressive!
from the forest mountains of san christobal to almost jungle like valley of ocosingo.




Wednesday, March 18, 2009

day 058 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
school is out!!!
last day of classes and getting ready to be back on the road tomorrow.
hanging out / walking around town with wayne and anja.

day 057 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
still trying to pimp my "survival spanish"
(with very little succes)
;-)

Monday, March 16, 2009

day 056 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
still trying to pimp my "survival spanish"
(with very little succes)
;-)

day 055 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
just hanging out at the main square after the exhausting "tourist-day"
yesterday. ;-)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

day 054 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
for a change a tour in a car. after beeing used to the speed of my bike,
it seems way to fast to pick up whats around you....
- a tour with our "guide" victoria in the caves of rancho nueve
- a hike up the waterfalls of chiflon
- seeing the differnt colours of the lakes montebello








day 053 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
a little walking tour around town after class.

day 052 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
... and some more spanish verbs & grammar.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

day 051 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
and some more spanish classes and even more homework...

day 050 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
and some more spanish classes and even more homework...

day 049 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
some more spanish classes and a little sightseeing around town.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

day 048 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
cilling at the hostel after cleaning the bike and swapping tires.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

day 047 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
4 hours guided mountain bike tour to inidgo villages, cloudforests and farmlands.
with "los pinguinos"

day 046 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
some more spanish lessions (altough i am completly free of talent in languages!?)
walking tour around town.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

day 045 - day off

san christobal de las casas - day off
just got back from spanish lessons and now should be doing homework.
;-)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

day 044 - km 4467

puente san christobal - san christobal de las casas
27,67km 717 alti meters
the last 2 hours of climbing up to san christobal.
having a breakfast, checking in at the hostel and getting ready for some relaxing days off. (i have to think about my further route, as i just found out that i might need a visa for belize and there are some unsafe places in guatemala...)

day 043 - km 4439

cintalapa - puente san christobal
105,08km 1921 alti meters
some more climbing at 35 degrees C and a big city on my way to san christobal...


Monday, March 2, 2009

day 042 - km 4334

zapanatepec - cintalapa
105,40km 1570 alti meter
different day, same wind!?
but the scenery is just amazing!
various trees, birds, bushes..... and the sweet smell of green farmland.

day 041 - km 4229

tehuantepec - zapantepec
82,42km 555 alti meters
only a half day on the road, because the crosswinds were so heavy that riding was not possible. i broke my low-rider racks, as the side wind pushed me off the pavment a couple times. some more funny looking birds, but this wind almost tipped a transport truck over!? so i called it a day....



day 040 - km 4146

el cameron - tehuantepec
131,06km 1330 alti meter
another hot day on the road with lots of hills and 45 degrees C.
but there were also amazing birds and great mountainviews.


day 039 - km 4015

oaxaca - el cameron
123,52 km 1261 alti meter
some more ruins in mitla, artisan market and the mexcal factories.