Preparing to Enter Guatemala

Preparing to Enter Guatemala

We are getting close to the Guatemalan border!!! I’ve been really loving Mexico. It’s a wonderful, friendly country full of great people, scenery and food. But I’m also excited to cross into the country I called home for a while, all those years ago....
Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, and 1/2 of Puebla

Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, and 1/2 of Puebla

I’m writing this post while in the middle of Puebla. I’m surrounded by 3 volcanoes and all around me is the vast agricultural altiplano. I made it here today since arriving into Hidalgo a few weeks ago. The day I entered Hidalgo, I stayed at the famous hot...
Mile 3300 / 275 days on the road

Mile 3300 / 275 days on the road

(Cover photo courtesy of Jacinta Maria Peregrovas) I wrote this post while taking some days off at Rancho el Rosal just outside of Pachuca, Hidalgo. It’s been 275 days on the road, and we have covered 3300 miles, or 5280 kilometers. That’s 12 miles a day...
Orthoflex saddle panel modifications

Orthoflex saddle panel modifications

I started using the old Orthoflex Traditional at mile 970 of my trip. As I mentioned in a previous post about using memory foam as a saddle pad, I was getting some chafing in the rear loin area at about 700 miles into the new saddle. In Louisiana, at mile 900 with the...
San Luis Potosi and Queretaro

San Luis Potosi and Queretaro

Once I crossed from Doctor Arroyo towards Matehuala I was now in San Luis Potosi. I travelled thru this state for 2 weeks before entering Queretaro. I travelled in Queretaro for another 2 weeks before entering Hidalgo at El Geiser. We rode 340 miles in in 25 days. 18...
Getting sick on the road

Getting sick on the road

As of mile 3000, I’ve gotten sick 4 different times on this solo horse ride from Canada to Guatemala. 1 Early October New York Cold 2 days 2 Early December Kentucky Flu 2 days 3 Mid January Mississippi Allergies 2 days 4 Early May San Luis Potosi Heat stroke/...
Galeana horse parade and a few others too

Galeana horse parade and a few others too

I was invited to come back to Galeana so I could participate in their community horse ride parade (Calbagata), part of their 340th birthday celebration. I had ridden to a little town called La Escondida in the four days since I first left Galeana. I had been staying...