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“Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.”
Garth Brooks

Apizaco, Tlaxcala to Pachuca, Hidalgo. 5 days riding | 130kms.

 

DAY 121 | A beautiful example of nature and agriculture working together – how it's SUPPOSED to be.#plantatree#goorganic

Posted by 5000 Miles of Hope on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

 

Week 18 was a 5 day push retracing last year’s route from Apizaco to Pachuca.

Most of the terrain was flat this week and the weather was cool, at 2200-2600 metres elevation. Tlaxcala is a little hidden gem of Mexico, and I recommend visiting it. Leaving Apizaco I made my way thru the some cool country and I really enjoyed myself.

Cutting oat grass in Apizaco.

Just cruising along.

Tlaxcala magic.

Volcano country is the best.

As I entered Hidalgo it was much of the same, until I got close to Pachuca. I’m not really a fan of the people around Pachuca. They aren’t very friendly. My hosts Carlos, Salvador and Rosalia are awesome, but many of the people in the area are standoffish.

Back in Apan with Carlos.

Carlos amd family.

The weeks riding went from fertile valley lands to pure rocks!

Hidalgo, big sky country.

Stone church.

Stone wall.

Stone house.

Typical hillside.

Back roads.

I arrived at Rancho El Rosal and hung out with my hosts and friends for a couple days before heading to CDMX to do some tack mods with Carlos’ friend Ivan Chavez. I did a profile on both of these horse men, you can check them out here…

Ivan Chavez | Profile and Interview | DAY 128

Carlos Mancera Esquivel | Profile and Interview

I can’t thank the people I meet along the way enough. Strangers become friends, and open up their worlds to me and Roxy…The Long Ride is truly a team sport.

Salvador Mancera.

Carlos Mancera.

Ivan Chavez.

The original truck.

Reflections.