Category Archive: Cycling

Oct 28

The US Peace Corps in Guatemala

Goldy, Tony, and I in San Cristobal Totonicapan

Visiting an old friend When Tony and I rolled into Huehuetenango, we found ourselves just 250 km from San Cristobal de Las Casas, that wonderful town in Chiapas, Mexico that we had passed through earlier on the tour.  I couldn’t help but shake my head at the thought that after all that time, over 2000 …

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Oct 18

The land of a thousand villages.

Stage 5 Part 1 Elevation

After our first day in Guatemala, Tony and I spent the next two weeks working our way 500 km south-west across the country to a city near the Mexican border called Huehuetenango.  Yes, some might say we were going backwards… again. In Guatemala though we were moving forward! Just very, very slowly… In fact, it was …

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Oct 15

Is it rainy season yet!?

Here on the Tour de Zack y Tony, we have been experiencing a bit more rain than earlier on in the trip.  Is it rainy season yet?

Sep 26

Day One in Guatemala

Celebrating crossing the Guatemalan border with none other that Gallo beer.

It felt good to be crossing the border into Guatemala after my short stint in Belize.  I was back in Latin America as I knew it, back into speaking Spanish, and back into eating cheap delicious food.  I had been looking forward to returning to Guatemala ever since my cheeky weekend trip there 3 months …

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Sep 26

Traveler’s Fatigue: It’s Complicated

Traveler's Fatigue: It can strike anywhere, anytime.  Qingdao, China, 2008

Since posting about my bad day in Belize, I felt it necessary to explain a little bit more about what traveler’s fatigue is and what it means to the traveler, or at least to me. I first wrote about traveler’s fatigue about 5 months ago shortly after leaving Guadalajara in a post entitled Feeling Tired.  …

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Sep 26

Stage 5: Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie!

Map for Stage 5.

Having watched Mexico fade away into the distance in a completely imaginary rear-view mirror, Tony and I charged into Belize officially kicking off Stage five of the Tour De Zack y Tony AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie! That is right, we are now on the pen-penultimate stage of this epic journey, a stage which carries us …

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Sep 25

Central Ameri-WHERE?

Where is this road going to take me?!

The other morning I was riding my bike, as I tend to do a lot these days, when I looked up and suddenly found myself in Central America.  Tony and I had crossed the border into Belize. It was the first day of Stage 5 of the Tour de Zack y Tony.  Stage 5?  What …

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Sep 06

Farewell Mexico… Farewell.

Crossing the border into Belize

It was a day that I was beginning to think would never come, but after 7 months and 3 days, 7450 km, approximately 500 riding hours, 17 states, 4 clock changes, 2 pairs of tires, and 32 new unique bottle tops, Tony and I have finally crossed the border into Belize and left Mexico behind …

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Jul 23

Reaching the End of Mexico

Helena, Ylenia, Paco, and I soak up the rays in Cancun.

I have reached the end of Mexico.  I am now in Cancun the most eastern city of Mexico perched on the Caribbean coast of this immense country.  This city is the official end of Stage 4 of the Tour de Zack AKA Operation Glorious Ruination.  We’ve come a long way this stage.  Just looking at …

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Jul 11

Sleeping with the Gods

Calakmul

The Yucatan Peninsula is a large flat chunk of land completely covered in dense steamy jungle.  Leaving Tenosique, Tony and I had the task of crossing this large sea of green, about 700 km of it, to reach the most western coast of Mexico, and the Caribbean sea. But we would not just be crossing …

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