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Bike touring Mexico Tag

Heading up and up and up to Tequila, Salud

Our bicycle tour of mainland Mexico continues. It is roughly a 150 mile bicycle ride from Tepic to Guadalajara. The route takes us from 3002 ft elevation to roughly 5140 ft elevation. However, that does not take in account the several long ups and downs in between.

Leaving Mazatlan, Finding our way to Escuinapa, 65 miles

Finding our way out of cities always seems to take for ever. Stopping at the Mazatlan city sign for pictures probably didn’t help. At least the sign is conveniently located at the malecon, along one of the bike paths and traffic is still light. We follow Allan’s directions out of town. For the next couple days we follow one of the Cuota roads, 15D, a toll road with a very nice wide shoulder. 

Arriving on Mexico’s mainland

The ferry arrives in the morning on mexico mainland in Mazatlan. Like most of the ferries we have been on, we are one of the last ones to disembark. This is fine with us, it is less stressful, when we know, we are not holding up car or truck drivers. Plus it is early and we already have an AirBnB reserved. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to check in until the afternoon. For now, though we are hungry.

Searching for Help

This morning we wake up with only one thought on our mind…..getting Ron’s back wheel fixed.

So after a short walk to the neighborhood OXXO to get our morning coffee and pastry, we sit on the back patio of the motel and have breakfast.