No matter how carefully you prepare, Mexico always gives you an opportunity to practice "adventure" riding.
Crossing the border at Naco was easy. No waiting, polite officials. The road between Naco and Casas Grandes is a disaster. Miles of construction with trucks and cars wallowing in the mud. For a while I rode through the deep gravel of the new road bed, better than the mud. Only in Mexico would workers cheerfully move over as you ride through their construction site.
Monday July 4th, Zacatecas Spent the day washing some clothes, getting my boots shined, enjoying Hotel del Vasco, wandering, and doing nothing in various parks and squares. The climate here is idyllic. In the morning it's cool and clear, everyone wears a jacket. In the afternoon it warms up and stays warm through the evening. Thunderstorms come late in the day and into the night.