December 27, 2014 | Posted in:Mexico, Places, Sonora

Wow! Our first day riding in Mexico, after being benched by a windstorm on Christmas was simply fantastic. We were expecting 10-20 mph crosswinds, but all the wind was way up high where the low hanging clouds were racing by just above the peaks of the surrounding mountains. The moving clouds entertained us all day long with a continuing display of shadows and sun and rain spots. It may have been chilly, we may have gotten wet, and we might even have gotten a bit of hail, but the incredible scenery and downhill riding more than made up for it. The dozens of waves from the friendly Mexican drivers were a warm welcome to the country, and the courtesy and caution of the drivers (especially the semis) catapulted them into the upper echelon of the driver quality list. The enthusiastic fist pumping we got from a semi driver as we were going over a speed bump together was simply over the top awesome. Ending the day in a $16 warm, comfortable hotel with WiFi in a cute and colorful town was icing on the cake. These pictures won’t do justice to the beauty we experienced today, but they can give a taste.

Breakfast in Agua Prieta

With such cheap and delicious food, it will be tough to cook. The handmade tortillas were super.

Rays of sun filling the valley

This is pretty much our morning

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End hassle free zone

I’m glad bicycles aren’t on that sign – no hassles for us!

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IMG_0200 B bike poles

Lunch out of the rain. Two teenage boys came and talked to us. When I told them we were riding to S America, one asked, "won't you get tired," or something like that. My Spanish is terrible.

Lunch out of the rain. Two teenage boys came and talked to us. When I told them we were riding to S America, one asked, “won’t you get tired,” or something like that. My Spanish is terrible.

Random water tower, cuz it looks good

Random water tower, cuz it looks good

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There were actually several rainbows today, all spotted in the rearview first.

There were actually several rainbows today, all spotted in the rearview first.

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These are all the same one though. It was just so vivid!

These are all the same one though. It was just so vivid!

Some well-distributed cows

Some well-placed cows

Hmm, maybe they should have used 'via' instead of 'ruta'. It's just too obvious.

Hmm, maybe they should have used ‘via’ instead of ‘ruta’. It’s just too obvious.

Same view, different tasty meal.

Same view, different tasty meal.