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Old 09-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #104
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Day 18 Historic Queretaro

Day 18 September 10th Tequila Jalisco to Queretaro 450km 6 hours

We got a late start today and had a nice breakfast at the same cafe we at the evening before. Itís a little cafe in the main plaza of Tequila. There is a 400 year old church watching over the square as we ate Huevos Rancheros and drank wonderful coffee.

We then walked around the central area for an hour or so. This place is named Tequila for a reason.

We retrieved the motos from the distant parking area. After loading them and donning gear still wet from the downpour yesterday we hit the road at about 1pm. Actually my gear was fairly dry but my left boot had filled with water for some reason. The weather was perfect for riding and it looked like we may stay dry at least for awhile.

The plan was to get to historical Queretaro today 450km away. In our path was Mexicoís second largest city Guadalajara and we wanted to go around it if we could. GPS was only moderately helpful so paper map consults were frequent throughout the day.

Starting off on the free roads we made slow progress behind trucks and busses. Eventually it was apparent that if we were to make it to Queretaro it would be dark when we arrived. Finding a toll road helped us make time but did spend about 30 minutes on the dark freeway.
By this time food was the most important item on our minds. The tacos we found were the best yet in Mexico.

We rode up and down awesome stone streets looking for a hotel eventually finding St. Martinís Hostal in the historic district. The location and bike security was perfect so the decision was made to stay for two nights.

Tomorrow weíll see Queretaro in daylight.
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