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Old 08-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #214
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Day 57

Luckily they added 50 km's more asphalt road before we hit the crap, and we made it about 10km past Alphonsinas where the road was completely washed out, we stood there a while considering if we should make the 5 meter drop down the side of the road but after walking down the 45% grade and scoping the rest of the crossing things did not look good, and if we did take it there would be no going back, the sloop would be good for a light motocross bike to take but us with our heavy loaded bikes would not be a good idea, at that point we were also exhausted from the hot sun the days ride plus the crappy road, so we turned back and stayed at the Hotel on the beach in Alphonsinas that night.
Had a great swim in the warm Gulf sea with the rest of the gang and then diner with looking at the incredible night sky with shooting stars, all that with a well deserved cold one of course, life is good.

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Day 58

We decided that it would be best to head back to San Felipe considering the road condition, and so on our way back we hit a rain storm and got thoroughly soaked of course, but it was a warm kind of soak. Some of the towns roads are impassable due to the high water and the Motel's courtyard has turned into a swimming pool, so for now they let us keep our bikes stored under the entrance canopy, how nice is that.

According to locals it has not been this bad since 20 years in San Felipe.

Tomorrow back to Mex1 via Ensenada and then eventually down to La Paz and the ferry to Mazatlan.

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