Sorry for the lack of updates on this blog – I’m spending too much of my time cycling (not complaining! ) and adjusting to life on the road in Mexico (food & language being the biggest problems). The app for updating the blog also continues to be problematic – I was not impressed to say the least when it deleted a blog post I’d been working on for 6 hours.
I am still making daily updates to Strava with a photo and short comment from the day (you need to sign with Strava up to see these, but it’s easy and free)
The tracker page is still being updated (account ref 572079, password keithdotbike)
Though there continue to be intermittent problems with it reporting its position, so I’ve got a second tracker that reports back via satellite (so doesn’t have the mobile network related problems of the original tracker). You can see where I am on this page:
Other than that, the big news is that in Monclova I reached the third of the way mark: 5,000 miles done, 10,000 to go! While that last statement is factually correct, it is a slight over simplification of the challenge ahead!
Finally some of the better photos from the past few days:
A monunent to the steel industry and a very large flag in the centre of Monclova:
Some welcome rain just before Monclova:
Not that there was enough to turn this into a river!
Rough camping in Mexico is a bit riskier – but at least there aren’t any bears. Then shortly before my first night camping I saw this sign:
Other wildlife – butterflies:
Just loads and loads of butterflies!!!
And this wee critter hitched a ride: