2/26/17

Biking Baja with a President Trump

If you are an American traveling in a foreign country, Trump's word choice is likely making your trip more interesting, and possibly more dangerous. Every insulting tweet or headline creates more shock, confusion, disappointment, and anger.  Anytime I was near a newspaper or a TV, Trump was on it. Whether at the dinner table, a restaurant, or in line at the grocery store, Trump came up.  Some people wanted to know if I supported him or told me what they thought- "Trump es loco!". I did not meet any Mexican Trump supporters, though one man told me his niece, now in Seattle, voted for Trump.  He said she married an American and forgot where she came from. 

2/25/17

Baja Bike Ride


On January 23 I left Oceanside, CA for a 3 week ride down the Baja Peninsula.  My route was 1200 miles, mostly on paved roads, with about 100 miles on dirt roads.  A map of my route is below.  The paved highways usually don't have a shoulder, but traffic is light outside of populated areas. Drivers were mostly courteous, though traffic is sometimes moving at very high speed.  There was, of course, an occasional yahoo.  There are endless dirt roads if you want a slower less traveled route.