Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day 2 - Acapulco

We started at 7 a.m. this morning. The ride was 65 miles and relatively easy compared with yesterday. Alejandro had told me it would be pretty flat between Tecpan and Acapulco and he was right. If it hadn't been for a breakfast stop and a couple of flats, we would have arrived in Acapulco at around 11 a.m. As it was we arrived at around 12:30 p.m. again. All together there were nine of us. Six cyclists from Tecpan joined us, led by their coach, Peri. We finished at the big flag pole on the Costera in Acapulco for those of you who've been there. After that, we did some shopping and accompanied our friends to the bus station. They're on their way back to Zihuatanejo as I write this. Peri and his group have probably caught the bus to Tecpan by now.
I've got to admit I'm a little sad to see them go. The first day of climbing starts tomorrow and I'm going to be by myself on the road. I can't even express how much they helped me in the last two days, but who knows, maybe somebody else will join the ride up the way.
Tomorrow we head to Tierra Colorado. If I'm not mistaken, it's only about 40 miles from the north side of Acapulco, but it's all uphill.
Tonight we're staying at Estrella de Belen Baptist Church in Acapulco with Pastor Luis Gomez. We're going to check out a ministry with which they're involved working with children with HIV and afterwards we'll be with the church in their evening service. I have a feeling bedtime will be really early tonight.

1 comment:

  1. If you were riding near my town... I'd ride with you... just keep pedalling, just keep pedalling. Will follow your whole trip from the other side of the world, what an adventure