12/18/23 Cantaviña - south - CycleBlaze

December 18, 2023

12/18/23 Cantaviña

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I left at 6 am, hoping to make it Cantaviña before it got too dark. This leg is the prettiest part of the route, through the Valle de los Cirrios.

I carried extra water, but managed to stay hydrated and fed at a couple of conveniently placed loncherías.   My destination was the rather nice hotel in Cantaviña, with bar and restaurant attached. I got in about an hour after sunset, very pleased with myself. 

I took too many pictures, trying to review and select what to include here was a real chore that deserved more care than I gave it. 

Leaving El Rosario in the early morning
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Traffic was light enough to take pictures like this
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Climbing most of the day
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I started the day with Nutella sandwiches, stopped here for a proper breakfast after 25 miles of climbing. I spent about an hour on this break, using the unexpected free WiFi provided as part of a government program. Damn socialists
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I could and would have called it a day here, but I was on a schedule to get to Guerrero Negro by Thursday hoping to avoid weather
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Excited to see the cirrios
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Pretty landscape, perfect weather
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I forgot to clip my hat and dropped my bike while turning around after it blew off. I have a spare mirror, but I’m keeping this one as a reminder to not be complacent
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Karen PoretNo bad luck.
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I got to the Cantaviña boulder fields at sundown
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It’s hard to describe how amazing it was to be riding through this
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Judy GaukelThat looks so surreal!
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David ChavezIt’s the best part of Baja in my opinion 😊
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Cranking out the last few miles
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Hotel Misión Santa María, Cantaviña. A luxurious end of the day
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Today's ride: 75 miles (121 km)
Total: 324 miles (521 km)

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Karen PoretExcellent sunset photos to enjoy many times over. Thank you!
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