After two nights in Tehuantepec, I left for the mountain town of San Cristobal, Chiapas. Once I left the plains the ride was not only scenic but fun. I don’t know what riding the cuota to Tuxtla Guitterez is like, but I can highly recommend taking el Libre. There was no traffic to speak of and the scenery was fantastic.
I stopped at the Wal-Mart in Tuxtla, as it is the one place I know down here where you can count on finding Guia Roji Maps of the Mexican highways, and I still lack a good one for Oaxaca and Chiapas. After picking one up, I left for San Cristobal, and took the cuota, which was beautiful as it quickly ascends to the mountain valley where San Cristobal resides.I can feel the temperature dropping as I ascend, and even in the afternoon heat, I can almost feel the hint of a chill as I stretch out mi moto’s wings a bit and cruise at 80mph for the first time in a long while.