12/29/23 Loreto - south - CycleBlaze

December 29, 2023

12/29/23 Loreto

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I did not sleep well last night, the various noise sources all chiming in turn and occasionally all at once. Mostly dogs and trucks, with the roosters at 5 am. We had breakfast at the restaurant and left around 9, getting into Loreto at 1.  We set up at a nicely situated RV park in town, easy cycling distance to all the attractions, good bathrooms and erratic Internet. Seems calm enough, for being in town. 

Loreto is full of tourists who have flown or driven here, mostly from Canada it feels like. We briefly considered staying another day to explore the town more, but the overwhelming number of tourists and correspondingly high prices made that a bad decision. It would also mean cutting things close to make the ferry on the January 4. 

We leave in the morning for a two day ride to Ciudad Constitución. 

Mr. Bigglesworth came and purred for scratches while I was packing up
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Riding with a partner means you can get action photos
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George MercerLooking Good, Dave. OK if I share this photo with the crew at RRFB?
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David ChavezTo George MercerThanks, and yes you can as you wish!
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Nice tailwind, but rolling hills and little sleep meant it still was a workout
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Stopping for a beer at this unexpected restaurant helped add to my torpor
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Approaching Loreto. Tomorrow’s hills in the distance
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Entering Magical Loreto. More touristy than magical
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Thought this was interesting
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I somehow lost my bike shorts that were drying on my rear rack, found replacement at Manny’s Bike Shop. Manny is showing us the baby goat he claimed to be having for dinner but in reality is hand nursing
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Stopped for a late lunch/first supper at a fish place on the malecón. I had a huge portion of very good ceviche and two beers, spent $50 and decided maybe tomorrow should be a riding day
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Walked around the plaza
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It felt like an amusement park with all the visitors
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Back to the plaza for a second supper in the evening
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Today's ride: 39 miles (63 km)
Total: 743 miles (1,196 km)

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