In order to meet Lalo I had to ride hundreds of miles/kilometers through mountain passes, highways, towns etc.... it was a two day ride. I loved the one I am sharing with you on the video. This picture is somewhere along the road that I just stopped to get some rest. After all, sometimes those turns can be exhausting as it was around 110F/43 C. Let's not forget, I wear full gear when I do runs like that.
Video on my way to meet Lalo at a gas station. This video is only a small fraction of how the roads were. Can you feel the bumpy road? Cracks on roads, rocks, potholes (some could swallow my entire bike), cement, animals on road, loose gravel. I learned how to be ride my bike around all those elements, plus many, many more road hazards. My bike took a beating and she is still in amazing health with her 45k miles. I've had the bike for 3 short summer seasons and bought her new. Quite a bit of riding to say the least.
Look how dirty my bike was. I was also caught in quite a bit of rain in those mountains and highways. I decided to take the video because it was a nice calm sunny hot day to share with you.
Then, while waiting at the gas station, as usual, the men would come talk to me and keep me company. Even though I was alone at least the men were nice. He told me all about his town, cannot remember where but it was in the southern part of Mexico.