This bike touring update covers the day's ride between Cintalapa and Chiapa de Corza. Part of my Pan American bicycle tour.
Cycling from Cintalapa in Mexico
I set off at my usual time of 07.00 for a day of two halves. Until 10.30, it was all uphill, and then after a break for brunch, it was all downhill.I had brunch in a little restaurant that had some interesting looking paintings – I’m not sure if you can pick it all up from the photo or not.
Flat tyres when bike touring
Just outside of Tuxtla Gutierrez, I got a puncture in the front tyre. As I was swapping the inner tube out, I noticed the state of the tyre, and it is quite imperative that I get new ones!
Despite Tuxtla having such wonders as McDonald's, Burger King and KFC, I pushed on to Chiapa de Corza, where after a bit of searching, I found a cheapy room at 130 pesos. I even picked up a WiFi signal from an unsecured network somewhere!
At nine at night, I noticed my front tyre was flat again which was exactly what I needed !! Oh well, tomorrow would be a new day on the Mexico part of my bike tour.
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