Monthly Archives: August 2011

Working For Those Tacos (Day 74) – Izucar de Matamoros to Acatlan

There’s not much to say about a day like today.  It was absolutely beautiful riding, but also deeply exhausting.  We left Izucar de Matamoros by 8:30 AM and set out with an understanding, thanks to the “terrain” feature on Google … Continue reading

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Adelante, Amigos! (day 73) – Izucar de Matamoros

Editors´ Note: Huge apologies for the lapse in our postings. We just fell behind as we´ve been super busy hanging out here in (spoiler alert: Guatemala).  We appreciate your patience, good wishes, and most of all we appreciate that you … Continue reading

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Finally Out of the Cities and into the Wild West (Day 72) – Cuautla, Mexico

We left Cuernavaca today, which was fine by me, since I didn’t really have a strong sense of why the city is such a traveler’s destination.  The weather beats the heck out of cold and rainy Mexico City, but other … Continue reading

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25 km of Pure, Uncut Downhill! (Day 71) – S.M. Ajusco to Cuernavaca

Our mountain-top idyll was maybe too good to be true. We woke up this morning to our hostess demanding an extra 150% for transport (we shared a cab at her insistence) and a tip for her. This is when a … Continue reading

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Texas Hunters’ Stew (Ingram, TX)

Volker E. Volker is the father of a friend of R’s.  He’s a transplant to Houston, Texas by way of Germany and New York, but one thing that we learned in Houston is that Texas has a way of making … Continue reading

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We Finally Left Mexico City…For This?? (Day 70) – San Miguel Ajusco

We got here by mistake. Actually, it was a little bit of overestimating our high-altitude capabilities and a little bit of Mexico City’s awful bike route. There is a bike route connecting Mexico City to Cuernavaca- or so they say. … Continue reading

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Chili con Queso (Tex-Mex)

6 long green chilis 3 Tbs. olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 4 fresh jalapeno chilies, stemmed and seeded and sliced into rounds 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced ½ tsp. oregano, crumbled 1 – 1½ cups chicken broth (homemade … Continue reading

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Round 1: Mexico City (Day 69) – Mexico City, Mexico

After a week of acclimation and sightseeing, we decided it was time to move on. We packed up our bikes, turned in the key to our room, and then decided to do a last-minute check of our bank accounts to … Continue reading

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Dutch Apple Pie (Austin, TX)

Barbara Grant Barbara and Nick Grant are the parents of one of R’s good law school friends.  Of their four kids, there are something like 10 advanced degrees, including bachelors, masters, doctorates and JD’s.  With a successful family like this, … Continue reading

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Calling All Stonemasons, Architects, and Mongoloid Painters (Day 67) – Mexico City, Mexico

We went to visit the pyramids just outside of Mexcio City today.  Massive, spectacular sights they are, and the Temple of Sun is the third-largest pyramid in the world (behind a Mayan pyramid and Cheops in Egypt). But one thing … Continue reading

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