It was early days of the Mexico section of my bike tour from Alaska to Argentina when I cycled from Las Canadas to San Vicente. Here's my travel blog from the day.
Cycling from Las Canadas in Baja
(Blog post written Nov 6 2009 when cycling Alaska to Argentina)
It rained a little during the night, which wasn’t something that I had expected.
Well, when I say that I didn’t expect it, I mean I didn’t expect rain in Baja in general, although I did notice some dark clouds rolling in just before the sun went down, and so had ‘tarped up’ the tent in preparation.
In the morning, I hit the road earlyish, feeling refreshed for a long nights sleep. There were quite a few hills cycling Las Canadas to San Vicente, and the heat was quite intense, but overall nothing I wasn’t aware of and prepared for.
Cycling Las Canadas to San Vicente
I’ve read a lot of cyclist's travel blogs who were cycling Las Canadas to San Vicente, and a good fifty percent simply don’t bother cycling it and get lifts.
Obviously, I’m going to try not to do that, else I would be just a hitchhiker with a bicycle, and so I will be plodding along through the heat and the hills…. Hmmm, a lift sounds pretty good now I think about it! (Don’t worry, I won’t!).
Here’s a picture of the hills in the distance, although its quite hard to capture the vastness of it all.
San Vicente in Baja California
I reached the small town of San Vicente, and found a motel room for 200 pesos. With the exchange rate being approximately 20 pesos to the pound, its reasonable value, although I expect it to get cheaper once I am off Baja and onto the mainland.
It was early afternoon when I had settled in, so I went for a wander around the town, re-supplied some and updated my site on the internet. I spent the evening watching episodes of The Simpsons on my computer.
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