August 21, 2005

Tula Archaeological Site (Hidalgo), 21.08.05

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GPS Cycling Data:
Distance: 78 Km, Ascent: 426 m, Time: 3:11 hr, Avg. Speed: 24.4 Km/hr, Max. Speed: 51.3 Km/hr.


This ride started at the northern Rosario Metro terminal. From there I took the road to Tlalnepantla and later to Cuautitlán, merging myself with the paid highway to Querétaro after passing the Lechería thermo-electrical power plant.

I crossed along the route: Coyotepec, Tepeji del Río and the Jilotepec deviation. After Jilotepec I took the Tula deviation. Once there, stands a small climbing, but after that, the road is mainly plain.

Once in the city of Tula, I headed immediately to the Tula Archaeological Site, but as I had started the ride really late back in Mexico City, at my arrival at the archaeological site, I found it closed :-(

You can have a look at the few photos that I took along the road at the previuosly linked photoset.

I hope soon to be able to re-make this route, now departing at a decent hour from Mexico City, so I could enter at the beautiful and really interesting Tula Archaeological Site.

Thank you reading. Till the next travel.

August 14, 2005

Amecameca (Mexico), 14.08.05

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GPS Cycling Data: Distance: 37.7 Km, Ascent: 310 m, Time: 1:47 hr, Average Speed: 21.1 Km/hr, Max Speed: 52.5 km/hr

Travel Report:

This ride started at the eastern La Paz Metro terminal station. From there I took the paid Puebla highway, and just before reaching the Huixtoco toll station, I took the Amecameca deviation, arriving at this city a little later.

In the city, the Nut Festival was taking place, with dancing and other activities around this tasty fruit taking place around the whole city center ! Really, the Main Plaza of Amecameca was full with expositions, and selling points of nut related products :-)

I went to the Amecameca church to take some photographs, even entering in this ancient building in order to admire its altar and adjacent convent. You can have a look at the taken pictures of the interior of this ancient church and associated convent in the previously linked photoset.

Thank you for reading. Till the next travel.

August 07, 2005

Tlalmanalco (Mexico), 07.08.05

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Travel Report:

I started this ride with a group of cyclists at the Zocalo of Mexico City, but as they decided to use a bus to arrive at Tlalmanalco, I opted for taking the Metro train all the way up to La Paz eastern terminus, and after that, I cycled towards Amecameca and later to Tlalmanalco.

When I arrived at that town I asked for the groups of cyclists, and I could find their trail :-) The problem arised when the trail started riding into a dirt road towards a hill, typical MTB road !

As I am not very fond on MTB, i decided to wait there for the return of the group. Soon one member of the group descended and we exchanged some words.

After waiting for the rest for half an hour, I decided to return to Mexico City. I took a bus for that matter.

Thank you for reading. Till the next travel.