We met these guys on our first day in Mexico. The first guy is Pat from Pennsylvania and that’s his friend who, unfortunately, I wasn’t formally introduced to and didn’t catch his name. They pulled up to us in a gas station to say hi and were super nice; they make a trip like this every year it seems, just touring around Mexico.
This is Ingol. At least, I think thats what he said his name was. If you’re reading this and its not, well, I’m embarassed. But I probably had earplugs in. And you have a charming German accent which made it more challenging for me. Anyhow, he’s on his way to Guadalajara to meet a friend and then off to Oaxaca to learn spanish. Also a nice dude that we met at a gas station.
This is David – we met him at..you guessed it- a gas station outside of Arriaga, Mexico. Also a nice guy! He’s just going all over the place after he sold his dairy farm in Wisconsin a few years back. That sweet belt buckle has a giant D on it. We had espresso together at the Italian Cafe. Italian Cafe is a chain of espresso bars at some of the gas stations and it has very comfy chairs and delicious muffins. David has a website: http://www.mulepen.com. He also thought my bike was great, so I give him props for a good eye.
These two beautiful ladies are Janice and Pauline. They’re from Ireland, and last year flew to Santiago with very little riding experience, bought bikes and started their adventure. They’re in Ecuador now and headed for the Galapagos. Too Cool.