Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 17

Stage 3: Western Mexico (AKA Operation TEQUILA! TEQUILA!)

Stage 3 Route from La Paz to Mexico City

For those interested, I have compiled all posts and photos from Stage 2: Baja California (AKA Operation: Fish Tacos!) here. Also, there is a new ZackTracker update available here. Operation: TEQUILA! TEQUILA! The third stage of the Tour De Zack, also known as Operation: Tequila! Tequila!, will take me from La Paz, Baja California Sur, …

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Feb 13

LA PAZ! And the end of Operation: Fish Tacos!

The deep track through the deep sand is a sign of deep frustration... Time to push.

Well, Tony and I have reached the end of the road for Stage 2 of the Tour de Zack y Tony.  Operation Fish Taco is now complete.  Baja California has proven itself to be a very special place; a wild, desolate strip of desert with only one road to take you from one end to …

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Feb 06

Bicycle Spanish – Part One

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Bicycle Spanish is a continuing series charting Zack’s adventures with Spanish in Latin America.  One of Zack’s goals for his adventures in Latin America is to become fluent in the spanish language.  Fluency is defined here as being able to do the following: Reading non-intellectual books and the news in spanish, Watching movies in spanish …

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Feb 03

Final Leg to La Paz

The campground crew in Loreto.  From left to right: Felix, Me, Constantine, Anushka, Kilian, Maire, Johan, Karl.  Constantine, Anushka, and Kilian are a very young german family driving in the VW van behind.  Kilian is 7 months old and has been traveling for 4 months.  Marie and Johan are swiss Pan-americana cyclist traveling south.

Tomorrow I leave for La Paz on the final leg of this stage of the Tour de Zack (sort of).  From here in Loreto it is still another 370 km, 90 km of which is off-road, to get to the city whose name means “The Peace”.  I expect the journey to take five days.  From …

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Feb 01

Videos from Baja California

I’ve now been in Loreto for a week.  Yesterday, I got Tony back from the mechanic and he is looking good and ready to go.  I must clean the chain still though.  I could have left this morning, but instead all five of the cyclists staying here (including me) decided to try fasting for the …

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