Day 14 – Dirt, Sand, and Hills

Feb 20th 2012 — Baja Peninsula,Biking — 9:33 am

The dirt road snaked around hills by the ocean. The scenery was amazing. The road was challenging.

The dirt was replaced with sand. When the sand was relatively hard it was manageable, but bike tires do not ride well through soft sand.

Eventually we had the opportunity to leave the sand and get back on pavement. The paved road may have been the hilliest road I have ever seen (I am not exaggerating). You would finish a hill and think “damn that was hard” and then there would be another, larger one. Repeat this about half a dozen times. We all ran out of water.

It was another tough day of biking, and incidentally ended up being our last full day on the road. The riding from La Paz had taken its toll on our desire to bike. We thought we could do the last 60 miles to Los Cabos on a paved road along the beach, but we learned the road was only paved for 10 miles. Spending our last days of the trip biking on 50 miles of who-knows-what kind of conditions was unexciting, to say the least. The idea of relaxing by the beach was rapidly gaining appeal.


  1. is my fave website and somehow I keep forgetting that. but every time I come here I am transported somewhere totally awesome. thanks for sharing all this with us!!

    Comment by Reba — February 20, 2012 @ 4:49 pm
  2. Excellent journaling and pics Michael- I always look forward to your tour journals. Look like this was a pretty tough trip!

    Comment by padre de busy — February 21, 2012 @ 7:59 pm
  3. 2 comments!

    Thanks Rebecca!

    John it is great to hear from you. Hope things in Iowa are going well for you these days.

    Comment by Michael Sulock — February 22, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

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