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Mex Day 8, El Gallito - Mexico City

September 17, 2014

 Took me a little longer than that...more like...all day.

Took me a little longer than that...more like...all day.

 Nice green mountains. The air smelled good.

Nice green mountains. The air smelled good.

 Doesn't look it, but it was cold...believe me.

Doesn't look it, but it was cold...believe me.

 ...I hit the Mexican highlands up to over 10000(!) ft. Twisty roads that reminded me of some roads in NorCal ( awesome riding for hours). Green pastures, lots of cows, goats, horses, trucks and then a steep drop down in to Cuidad de Mexico. Nothing exciting, really. It was cold at elevation. Which way to the beach??? Insulation and hand grip heaters on the bike kept me comfy. But then the weather warmed up going down in to the big city. Tough navigating through rush hour traffic. But hey, if you ridden in Bangkok traffic, you can ride most anything...

 A Basilica...this time in Morelia. Beautiful old city.

A Basilica...this time in Morelia. Beautiful old city.

 Morelia is an University town, many beautiful old buildings

Morelia is an University town, many beautiful old buildings

 Buildings still decorated from Mexican Independence Day

Buildings still decorated from Mexican Independence Day

 Really...just used  this sign as a backdrop. for Big Bertha.

Really...just used  this sign as a backdrop. for Big Bertha.

Stopped at a few places in midtown. Too pricey for my taste. Finally, ended up at a hotel called, Lombardo Suites, in downtown Mex City. Pricey, but fast internet and hot shower. Exactly what I needed. Deal. Staying here for two nights before heading east again. Let's see how Mexico City is going to treat me....

 Welcome to Mexico State...I survived Michoacán.

Welcome to Mexico State...I survived Michoacán.

Weather: Hey, I dodged the rain. Didn't even need the rain gear, even though I had put it on for a bit.

Mood: Well, let's just say, after what United announced, I've been doing a lot of thinking. Yep.