Warm ride today, but not too far.
Today we finished crossing the potentially windy and warm gap between Tehauntepec and Tapanatepec. As described in yesterday’s blog the winds were not as bad as expected yesterday. Temperatures rose to mid 30s (mid 90s F) but with only 54km to ride, we got a lot of riding done before the hottest part of the day.
We ate some breakfast in Niltepec before we left. The only stores open were the butcher and the auto parts store, but we had a few things from night before. At first little kiosk along the way, pictured above, I had a snack of ice cream.
We crossed this river, nice clean and free flowing water with a business or two on the edges of the stream.
Last few days we’ve occasionally passed areas where people were burning off underbrush. Looking at the road sign, looks like this also happened here.
As we crossed an overpass, kids at school below noticed us. Here they are waving back.
We came by way of Los Angeles, though there wasn’t much more than this sign.
By mid-day we found a place near the church in center of town. It was definitely hot in the afternoon and a number of the businesses seemed to close for a siesta break.
Spotted this truck with bananas on a side street. While we haven’t seen bananas growing wild yet, this suggests we aren’t too far from where they grow.
Overall, feel fortunate with both wind and heat these past two days. From here, we climb again away from the coast and likely to cooler regions again.