03/07/24 Alvarado - south - CycleBlaze

March 7, 2024

03/07/24 Alvarado

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It was a decent ride today, not too easy and not too hard. The difficulty came mostly from headwinds and rollers, so that’s no fun, but it really wasn’t bad. The trick is to leave real early and get the jump on the wind. It wasn’t too hot, but it got sticky and I was glad for a shower when the day was over. I expect more of the same for tomorrow. Nothing really interesting in my immediate path that I can see…

I followed the malecón out of town
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A calm and pleasant morning
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Sleepy Boca del Rio had exploded in the 47 years since I last was here, and introduced to pico del gallo for the first time
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Robert BryceOh my, what a change
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Now all one could want for is found here
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The Jamapa River, looking upstream
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and at the mouth
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Following in Cortez’s footsteps
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Not a lot of scenery. This was typical, once I’d left the city
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Lots of fruit stands
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And ice cold fresh pineapple juice! I had two of these
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Change of scenery as I ride the spit into Alvarado
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My first choice hotel was up a steep hill, so I skipped it
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Alvarado is a fisherman’s town
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A cemetery I passed while looking for my hotel
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Tomorrow’s bridge
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Where I’m staying
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Where I had enchipotleado shrimp
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The view from dinner
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The view from dinner
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Today's ride: 48 miles (77 km)
Total: 2,447 miles (3,938 km)

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