Monthly Archives: October 2010

Getting cultured and learning Spanish in Zacatecas

We arrive in Zacatecas, a beautiful colonial town tucked into a valley. We drop into the city, following incredibly steep cobblestone roads that wind all over. We promptly get lost, so we head towards the center of the city and … Continue reading

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Couchsurfing in Durango

After arriving in Durango, Ben and I track down Brian and meet his Couchsurfing host, Jake. He offers us a place to stay, which we gladly accept, as the accommodations provided to Jake by his school are top notch. His … Continue reading

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The scariest ride of my life, Devil’s Backbone

Ben and I leave Mazatlan in the morning, dodging buses and trucks that pull in front of us and looking forward to getting out of the city and into the Sierra Madre Mountains. The route is nicknamed “Espinazo del Diablo”, … Continue reading

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Riding the ferry across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan

  Boarding The Baja Ferry from Benny on Vimeo. Brian, Ben and I strapped our bikes down inside the ferry next to tour buses, jeeps, semi trucks, and passenger cars. It’s over a hundred degrees inside the ferry cargo hold, … Continue reading

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I’ll be in Zacatecas, Mexico for the next week or 2

I’ve signed up for Spanish classes at the Fenix Language Institute in Zacatecas, Mexico, for the next week or two. The school was highly recommended by some people I met at the Villa Colonial Hostel, where I will be staying … Continue reading

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Catching up on life in La Paz, Baja, Mexico

After sleeping under the stars in Mulege, Ben and I try to beat the heat and get an early start on the day. The only problem is, it’s already 90 degrees F at 8:30 in the morning. The deep sand … Continue reading

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Video – getting stuck in the desert sand of Baja, Mexico

Here’s another sweet video that Ben put together of us getting stuck in some deep sand in the desert near Puertecitos, Baja, Mexico. I was able to make it out on my fresh Mefo Explorer rear tire, but Ben needed … Continue reading

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I’ve decided to ride to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, at the bottom of the world

I’ve decided that I want to go to South America while I’m on this trip. I mean, I’m going to be a few hundred miles away while in Panama, and it’s just a boat ride to get across the Darien … Continue reading

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Video – crashing on a trail near the US/Mexico border

Here’s a great video that Ben took when we were trail riding at the US/Mexico border near Tecate. I take a spill at 2:25 after taking a sandy turn a little to fast. Click through to Vimeo if the video … Continue reading

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The desert oasis of San Ignacio and camping on the beach in Mulegé

Ben and I head out from Coco’s and get back onto some pavement, which is nice after riding in the dirt for a day. We’re looking for a place to get breakfast, as we didn’t have much food at Coco’s. … Continue reading

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