After a difficult mountain stage in the world of the Maya

The next stage is always the hardest. Not always, but that is definitely on the route of Tuxtla Guitiérrez after San Cristobal de las Casas to.

The first 20 km it is still slowly to, but then it goes into the mountain, 50 km uphill only. Chiapas-10From 1000 m then blows but now and again a hint of a cool breeze and the higher, the cooler we. For a few meters shadow I'm also on the opposite carriageway, no matter it's hot - very hot. Of the miles I get little or no progress, my altimeter motivates me and I put 200 Meter Stage. I want it to San Cristobal create and Continue reading

Hurricane force winds and first spoke breakage

In Juchitán then there was nothing further to discover, except that it was as warm as the day before. My next stop was San Cristobal in the mountains of Chiapas and I wanted to reach quickly as possible and put in a pair of long legs.
First it went to the Isthmus of Pan American relatively flat with vast fields of wind turbines thereIsthmus of Tehuantepec. The wind blows here for some hurricane-force, that there was once nearly swept me off my bike and I had to stop. Even the opening of the handlebar bag here was a challenge. A little hungry and thirsting for a cold drink (Tail!!!) I put on 50 km a break and when I took my bike parked there, "Zong" and simultaneously "pfft" – Spoke my first crack (despite 2,3 – 2 Strong-mm spokes) at km 11.101 and also a platter on the rear wheel. For super!

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