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Day 55: Interviewed by  La Razon Newspaper

Day 55: Interviewed by  La Razon Newspaper

When worlds collide with a language barrier.  Yesterday when relaxing in the central plaza of Tampico Alto in the state of Vera Cruz, Mexico we were approached by journalists for the local paper.  After some brief questions about our adventure they, of course, had to ask about Donald Trump.  Some of our story was lost in translation, but our diplomatic mission promoting peace and unity between people of all nations can help to assure Mexicans that the American people are…

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We’ve made it to Mexico

We’ve made it to Mexico

Bicycled across the border this morning from Brownsville, TX into Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  We pedaled to the central bus station and at the last minute caught the bus to Tampico… For $36 each to travel almost 500km.  Weather is great. Food is cheap and plentiful. Bikes are surviving being tossed into the cargo bay of the bus. We’ll see how they look and ride when we reassemble them later tonight. 

Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses

Since we’re clearly not keeping up with posting in our traditional blogging, we’re going to start mixing things up and uploading vlogs or video journals when we hit Wi-Fi points along the way.  We’ll also catch back up with the existing thirty days we haven’t yet posted… Big things are coming!

The damage so far…

The damage so far…

So far since leaving Iowa on October 8th, we have: * Pedaled 86 hours and 29 minutes over 22 Days * Covered a distance of 793.01 miles — at an average of 9.16 miles per hour and 36 miles per day * We’ve burned an estimated 36,332 calories pedaling * We’ve climbed 22,657 feet of hills…