Tag Archive: Chiapas

Nov 20

Truck Surfing

I caught a tow on this truck a couple of times. Good boys.  This was on the road from Mexico City to Puebla.

— DISCLAIMER:  This post describes a sport that is inherently risky.  This post does not condone the practice of Truck Surfing in urban areas or in areas populated with grumpy truck drivers.  This sport should only be attempted by experienced and competent cyclists who understand the risks and the dangers involved.  Always exercise good judgement and …

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Jun 27

“GRINGO!!!”

The sign reads: This land recovered in 1995 for bases of support of EZLN and independent farmers.  The land belongs to those who work it.  Zapata lives on.  The fight continues.

“GRINGO!!!” I sighed and looked up to my left to see the excited and angry face of the nine year old boy.  He pointed an accusing finger at me at arm’s length and repeated his deranged mantra like only a child possessed can. “GRINGO! GRINGO! GRINGO!” I turned back to the road just as the …

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Jun 20

The Places We Sleep… The Road to Chiapas

The Razgado Family in Zenatepec

Leaving Puerto Escondido, Tony and I started the long 660 km journey that would take us along the Oaxacan coast and then up into the mountains to San Cristobal de Las Casas in the state of Chiapas.  It was a long 9 day journey that would see us passing through a wide variety of landscapes, …

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May 08

Stage 4: Southern Mexico (AKA Operation: Glorious Ruination!)

STAGE 4 MAP

Operation: Glorious Ruination! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!  I’m excited about this one!  The fourth stage of the Tour de Zack also known as Operation: Glorious Ruination will take me from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen, a party town on the far eastern end of the Yucatan Peninsula.  This 2800 km beast of …

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