Monday, January 19, 2015

Parral to Gomez Palacio
Saturday July 12th, 2014

The road to Durango

I left Parral early and rode south toward Durango on the broad red line I saw on my map. The sky threatened rain and the highway turned to a dirt construction site, then some pavement. It started to rain hard. The next highway improvement was 10km of slick mud. I dumped the bike three times in the first kilometer. Each time, a guy in the truck behind me got out to help me pick it up. For a while he was walking behind me holding the rack as we both tried to walk the bike forward. Cars and trucks began to get stuck. Everyone turned around and headed back north. I cut over to Gomez Palacio on a great narrow road through the desert.
Still looks dry but that bus up ahead is stuck

Clay dust + water = zero traction!

I learned later that Hwy 23 connects through
from El Zape to Canutillto

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