Sunday, January 18, 2015

Magdalena to Mexicali
Thursday July 24th

A series of sprints between Oasis. The road through the Altair desert, north of the Sea of Cortez, is flanked by steep dry mountains to the north and sand to the south. At every Pemex I stop, a few liters of gas for the bike and a few liters of liquid for me. The longest stretch, from Sonoyta to San Luis Rio Colorado, is about 130 miles without a gas station oasis. When I reach Mexicalli it is 116 degrees. In Mexico you can walk into a hotel or restaurant looking like Harry Dean Stanton in "Paris Texas" and everyone just smiles.
The Altair - I continued north west to Mexicali
The dark area mid-way is a fantastic set of switchbacks
through boulder strewn mountains

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