Category Archive: Food

Nov 12

Breakfast in El Salvador

mmm tasty pupusa toppings...

It was our first morning in El Salvador when Tony and I rolled up to the roadside comedor that was obviously pretty popular with the locals.  It was a pretty typical affair. Nothing more than a few picnic tables set out in front of a shop with a corrugated tin roof extending out over the …

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Oct 31

The tough life in Antigua.

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The day after hitting 10,000km Tony and I rolled into Antigua, the old colonial capital of Guatemala, and the biggest tourist destination this country has to offer.  Foreigners roll into this town from all over whether it be to see the sights, visit the surrounding areas, climb a volcano (or two, or three), study spanish, …

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Apr 23

Feeling Tired

Cooking with nopale.  Proof that every thorny subject has a juicy tasty morsel inside.  Uh... maybe.

  The ride to Guanajuato from Ajijic is not very memorable.  Actually, that isn’t entirely true; I will always remember it as being particularly uninspiring.  Long stretches of vista-less roads passing through nondescript farmland, small industrial towns, larger cities that seem to serve primarily as transport hubs, and an oppressive blue haze in the mornings …

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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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Jan 12

The Desert and the Oasis

Looking out across a salt flat in the "shadow" of Picacho del Diablo.

My 300km journey from Ensenada to San Felipe took four days and already Baja California has delivered on all my expectations.  You want desolate empty stretches of road crossing vast expanses of desert?  You got it.  You want tumbleweeds blowing across the road (yes, they actually exist!)? Then, you got it.  You want crazy cacti …

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Dec 28

Food, Body, Bike, and the 7000 Calorie/Day Diet

I want to talk about food. I was eating a ridiculous amount of food on my way down from San Francisco.  Tour cycling makes you ravenous, and I quickly subscribed myself to the “seefood” diet (as in if I “see food” I eat it) in an attempt to make up the calories I was burning …

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