01/03/24 La Paz - south - CycleBlaze

January 3, 2024

01/03/24 La Paz

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These last few days have been a chore. The landscape not being especially exciting is partly the reason, but mostly it’s because I haven’t been feeling 100% since my bad coconut. I haven’t had much of an appetite and wasn’t eating enough nor have I been sleeping well, so the miles crawled by.

My intent had been to stop just outside La Paz and camp at an RV park and stopped at a Super Pollo for dinner before arriving.  And all of a sudden I found myself craving chicken, the smell was so delicious. I devoured a half chicken and immediately felt rejuvenated. So much so that I rode past the RV park and continued into the city and went to the same hotel I stayed on my previous ride, which I remembered being quiet and comfortable and found it still the same (though the breakfast service didn’t survive the pandemic).

I’m taking a few days off. I have a sticky shifter that I expect will take a while to sort out, then hopefully lounge on the beach waiting for the ferry. 

Pretty much the view today
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From Bill: Tarantula hawk wasps on milkweed.The wasps are not especially aggressive, but their sting, although not dangerous, is among the most painful on earth
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Bill ShaneyfeltTarantula hawk wasps on milkweed.

The wasps are not especially aggressive, but their sting, although not dangerous, is among the most painful on earth. I have been around many of them without a hint of aggression.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk

Milkweed flowers: Seems they attract all manner of wasps and other insects.

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/62291/browse_photos?place_id=7403
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3 months ago
From Bill: Crested caracara https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_caracara
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Bill ShaneyfeltCrested caracara

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_caracara
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3 months ago
It’s unusual to encounter north bound cyclists on this route. This was not your usual cyclist!
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Snezana Radojičić (@ciklonomad) from Serbia has been cycling since 2011, currently working her way from Ushuaia to Alaska https://www.snezanaradojicic.com/mapa-puta/
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My guess is “new money”
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Glad to have arrived
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Today's ride: 67 miles (108 km)
Total: 979 miles (1,576 km)

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