As I imagined, taking off Guadalajara late on the day will be madness and it was! It took me +2 hours to get my way on the road. Traffic was heavy, fast, and dangerous. Honestly, my heart was pumping incredible fast as I was between cars or avoiding big trucks all along the way.
I had to calm myself and I truly believe this trip is more mentally than physical. So I started to talk to myself and chill my way down.
An important skill or idea I learned was to enjoy every second of the ride and calm the f down…there is no rush to get to a place, is not a race, competition or anything…just take your time, make it safe, and alive.
So there I went, from 20-25km/hr I slow down till 10-14km, so much slower but more cautious about it.
For the first time in this tour I had raining. Also, it was the first time I used that blue jacket I didn’t want to buy but glad I did…it save me!
At the end of day I only accomplished 80km out of the 110km that were planned. Sun was going down, I was tired, and hungry.
I found myself on a town called Tepatitlan in Jalisco.
Fun fact about this ride is that I had cramps, couldn’t get into riding rythm, and was craving guacamole so bad.
Therefore, that dinner was gold!
Beans, rice, salad, and guacamole never goes wrong!!…ohh and salsa!