My background is as the “other half” of our small company called Bike Mexico. Essentially we love to share our passion for cycling the backroads of this seriously misrepresented US neighbour, so we drag 5 or 6 different groups of intrepid cyclists around different regions of this remarkable country every fall and winter. Here are some photos I’ve pulled together:
- Chiapas Mist – The breathtaking ride to San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico always brings some kind of fog or rain. Thankfully this stuff burned off quickly allowing us to spend our climb enjoying the views.
- Bike Snack – Touring in the banana capital of Mexico: steamy, hot Tabasco state
- Puuc Hills – A fully loaded fellow bike tourist blasts by some local farmers on their way to their fields at the top of the steepest hill in the “Ruta Puuc” Yucatan, Mexico.
- Yucatecan Taxis – relatively flat Yucatan, Mexico is bicycle heaven. The bicycle still dominates many back country roads and small village streets. It gives this Mexican state a beautiful, unassuming, gentle rythmn.
- Soaking Cycling – Taken on a rainy summer day, from my window, looking down on the bicycle lane. Many Amsterdammers will use an umbrella when it’s not too windy. This particular one was the most striking.
- Slices Of Saturday – This was taken on a very cold, crispy Saturday afternoon, and she was just smashing. And probably a bit late, because she was flying. Not that it looked like she was breaking a sweat.
- Serendipity – I took this shot on a foggy week day, after morning rush hour. I turned right off the busy bike lane, towards one of the canals. Then I realized I only had my phone camera. It didn’t matter. I waited for the sounds of a rattling chain or crooked fenders, juggled about by the ride on the cobble stones. It obviously worked.
- Cyclisme Naturellement – I took this today, a very cold and wet day. This woman had just missed the green light on the bike lane crossing, and knowing she was alone she moved to the left to use the curb for balance…which is best when wearing a mini skirt. She didn’t change her posture for 45 seconds until the next green light.
A sequence of 3 from my first conquering of a real hill in Aberdeenshire having only gone round them before this was the first to the top trips. The last shows a Path Sign with “Bennachie Centre” on it with the main peak an impressive extinct volcano called the “Mither Tap” in the background. —Iain