Km’s Pedalled – 21 km’s
Some Notes – I started my morning editing photos because I had a check in with the Healthy Way Vibes show this morning. The show went good as usual except just as I was being introduced my internet connection crashed. Anyways, the show got me a very late start to my day. This afternoon I biked to the far end of town and visited the Santa Inquisición Museum (Galerus de la Inquisicion). It was alright. I guess the basement was used as torture rooms.
Santa Inquisición Museum
I then I visited the Templo de San Cayetano Confessor, Templo de San Javier and then I biked up to the Monumento Al Pipila viewpoint at the top of Cerro San Miguel.
Templo de San Cayetano Confessor
Images from Cerro San Miguel
Monumento Al Pipila
The rest of my evening was spent editing photos.
Some Notes – I spent the whole day in front of the computer except for meals. I shared my Mexico – My truth blog post to 21 Facebook bike groups and I shared my How to actually reach your dreams blog post to 13 other groups and I shared my Just the facts. What are the chances blog post to 5 Canadian Facebook bike groups. I got all my photos up to Flickr. And I also finished writing and posted my Guanajuato State – Part 1 blog post to my website. My computer has crashed multiple times this evening. I suppose now I have to look for a new computer.
I should note about this hostel. When I arrived, there was some kind of Mexican band playing with traditional Mexican instruments dressed in traditional Mexican preforming clothes in the street. They seemed to be playing music in the street with a group of people following and cheering them on. This band seems to be a “moving band” moving further down the street after every song. I am not sure what their route is but they seem to eventually make their way back down the side street this hostel is located a few times in the night. But even stranger is that they have returned every single evening (multiple times) since I have arrived. A bonus about this hostel is that I have had no roommates and only one night (I think) did they have any other guests.
Km’s Pedalled – 68 km’s
Destination – Dolores Hidalgo
Some Notes – A physically tough day starting with a 12 km steep climb. Temperatures were good today but I was on the cold side for the first half of the day as I was chilled from being soaked in my sweat from all climbing.
I entered Dolores Hidalgo in late afternoon which gave me just enough time to go around and visit the following churches – Templo de Jesús Nazareno, Templo De La Tercera Orden, Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, El Calvario and Parroquia de la Asunción.
Parrish of our Lady of Sorrows/ Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Parroquia de la Asuncion
Templo de Jesús Nazareno
Templo de la Tercera Orden
Monument of The Heroes
I was able to get super just before dark but that I had to bike out of town and find a camping site in the dark.
Km’s Pedalled – 58 km’s
Destination – San Miguel de Allende
Some Notes – It rained last night and fairly heavy. I am not pleased with how this tent handles in heavy rain. The bottom inside of my tent was very wet with puddles. Thankfully I had the foresight to have everything bagged in my panniers and my blow-up mattress kept me off the wet tent floor.
Biking to San Miguel de Allende I was able to visit Templo de la Purísima Concepción, Templo de Santa Ana, Templo de Nuestra Señora de la Salud, Templo de San Francisco, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, La Santa Escuela de Cristo, Templo de San Juan de Dios, Templo de Nuestra Señora de la Salud, St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Iglesia Anglicana de San Pablo Iglesia Anglicana de San Pablo Apóstol) and Capilla de Guadiana.
Capilla de Guadiana
Iglesia de San Juan de Dios
La Santa Escuela de Cristo
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Templo de la Purisima Conception
Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud
Templo de San Francisco
Templo de Santa Ana
The Holy House of Loreto
It was a hot long and exhausting day in the city and then I had a heck of climb out of the city. It’s raining again tonight. Hopefully not heavy.
Km’s Pedalled – 67 km’s
Destination – Santiago de Querétaro
Some Notes – After my first 22.5 km’s I entered the state of Queretaro. But I biked 38 km’s before breakfast. I arrived in Santiago de Querétaro exhausted. I checked into the Blue Bicycle Hostel via recommendation of Elton.
Outside my tent this morning. They never took off. They just blew it up and then deflated it and packed it up.
I bought a new external drive for $85 USD (expensive!). Then going through my gear I discovered that one of my front panniers has a tear in it the bottom corner.
Today I ran into a lot of people that wanted to take photos
This evening it poured rain. My leaky boot has my sock wet. Between my bike bag ripped and a leaky boot, my expensive external drive I am really not a happy camper. This evening had no motivation to work on anything.
Strava shut off for 9 km’s 😡