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Central America 2013

In January 2013 I Bicycled from Cancun, MX to Tapacula, MX. The Route crossed three countries traveling down the Yucatan peninsula along the Caribbean to Belize and across Guatemala to the Pacific coast of Mexico. I traversed various climates and topographies from the hot, sticky coast up to the chilly and rainy highlands of Guatemala where I reached 11,000ft by bicycle.

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Trip Preparation – Parts

In preparation for my central american cycling trip coming up this month I have upgraded a few pieces of equipment on the bike. Crankset I made the move to a compact 52/32 crankset in anticipation of the larger mountains that I expect to face in Guatemala. I debated the compact for a while, but especially now with the dyna-sis … Continue reading »

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the trip as already begun (and I haven’t left the US yet)

  This is Yan, he gave me a ride up interstate 87 yesterday from New York City on his way to Montréal. After a brief run in with the law on the Taconic Parkway “I am sorry sir I am from quebec, I do not know the speed limit sir.” And an impromptu stick up at a gas … Continue reading »

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Official Packing List Central America 2013

Although its in the teens outside (!) and very blustery this evening in New York I’m trying my best to pack up my belongings this for the flight to cancun tomorrow.- The problem when traveling with a bike trailer is it’s really easy to overpack and take advantage of  it’s large capacity. I keep on … Continue reading »

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Final Repairs in NYC (part 1)

On my last day in the united states before the big trip I searched for a bike shop to help me with a few final repairs and parts. It was a Sunday, and after hitching a ride back from VT in a blizzard all the day before I was pretty tired. I searched for a … Continue reading »

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Final Repairs in NYC (part 2)

Into the City After packing I made my way to the Fleetwood metro north station where I paused to check the schedule on my phone, looking down at the tracks below as I narrowly missed my train. I biked 2 miles to the Mt. Vernon West stop on the Hartford line in the dark and … Continue reading »

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MEX 01 : The Trip Begins in Cancun

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MEX 02 : Talum ->Nohbec

I headed out after about 5 hours of cold sleep on the beach in Puerto Del Carmen, the DJ Tiesto show was great and we took the bus back to Cancun at 6am. Alda awoke late and drove me to the bus station where I crammed down a few enchiladas (my best meal in cancun … Continue reading »

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MEX 03 : Nohbec to Bacalar

I awoke early before the time I had set the alarm, the insects were buzzing in a roar outside the tent. One particular bug sounded like alarm clock out in the darkness: “BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP” it was 5:30. Through the vegetation I could hear the hollering conversations of motorcyclists passing by on the road. I resolved to … Continue reading »

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MEX 04 : Its a little hard to bicycle (when you cant eat)

After feeling so well last night. I struggled through sleep tossing and turning in my tent. I alternated from a burning fever to shivering cold, bundled up tight in my Walmart Blanket. The sounds of Bacalar swirled around me — the barges thumping against the large tropical trees sounded like footsteps on the boardwalk. Down … Continue reading »

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MEX 05 : Bacalar, MX and the finer things

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