Category Archive: Man-Scout

May 16

The road to Oaxaca!

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  Well, we survived the 500 or so kilometers from Mexico to Oaxaca via Puebla.  As the above video relates I didn’t stay long in Puebla, I essentially ate my mole and left.  I was eager to make some real distance and get to Oaxaca – of which I have only heard amazing things about …

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Apr 25

The Colonial Road to Mexico CIty

Don Quixote and I found we have one or two things in common

Guanajuato I don’t like tunnels.  Unfortunately, to get in/out/around Guanajuato the long, dark, narrow, winding – often unlit – tunnels are unavoidable.  On a bicycle in such a tunnel, climbing up a steep hill at 8kph, you feel extremely exposed and vulnerable.  As a result, entering Guanajuato on bicycle was a pretty stressful experience. The …

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Mar 12

Surviving the Copper Canyon

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I spent over two weeks exploring the Copper canyon by bicycle and by foot.  I had my first crash, and there was blood.  I traded a snickers bar for a huge bag of weed and then later gave it all away.  I took Tony on the most difficult road that man has ever attempted to …

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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 17

Broken Tent Poles and Clever Raccoons

Dirt road along Half Moon Bay

Day Two on the road saw me chug through 100 km to arrive in Santa Cruz where I camped at New Brighton State Beach.  Not the most exceptional day on the road, but the first 10 km out of Half Moon Bay made it worth it.  Not only was the conservation coastal area memorable, but …

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