After a day of rest at Billy’s and enjoying Giuseppe’ Pesto Lasagna, it was time to hit the road again. I’ve ridden the Rosarito to Ensenada 50 mile bike ride 5 times now, but all except for the first ride, those rides were on my road bike which is extremely light and wasn’t loaded down with full gear. This trip was different. I wasn’t going to break any records. Bike touring is slower. It’s taking pictures, stopping to talk to locals, enjoying the scenery, listening to favorite songs and trying to not think about how much weight I’m schlepping.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve seen many things while on my bike that I’ve never seen before while driving down the same roads in a vehicle. Such as this shipwreck that has been on the Baja coast for who knows how long. A beautiful sight along the pristine coast.
When arriving in Ensenada, we had to stop at the fish market for some ceviche and a cold beer before going to a Warm Shower home where Tomas was our host. The decorations in his courtyard were perfect for the many cyclists that roll through here.
Today, we will celebrate my birthday by climbing 4500 km into the mountains as we head toward San Felipe. It should take a few days to get there and I look forward to the star filled skies as we camp between rocks and giant cacti in the Mexican desert of Baja.
I’d like to introduce you to “The Frogster” our meditating mascot…
Again, thank you for following me on this adventure. I look forward to capturing the beauty along the road to share with you! Have a Great Day!