|Distance||103.43 kms||64.00 miles|
|Climbed||1,414 meters||4,639 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||6.41||-|
|Avg speed||16.1 kph||-|
|Distance||18,906.96 kms||11,748.26 miles|
|Climbed||217,415 meters||713,304 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||1,410.75||-|
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
My VDO somehow shut off overnight so I couldn't tell what time it was in the morning. I tried moving the battery around but that didn't work, then I put a small coin between the battery and the cover which got it going again. It was chilly this morning, the first time I've had to ride in pants and a fleece jacket in a long, long time. Finishing the climb from yesterday brought me up to about 2,900 meters altitude, then came a long descent. The rest of the day was all up and down with scenery reminiscent of Ecuador. Lots of gringo calls today. I think there is a direct correlation between poverty and gringo yells.
Towards the end of the day I stopped at a store and ended up talking for a while to the guy that worked there; he had spent many years working in the U.S. He told me they use this road for bicycle races because of all the climbing. I rolled into Huehuetenango around 4pm and got a hotel room after being told at a couple of places that they were full. More tacos for dinner.