25. 2. Riding over speed bumps

🇸🇮 Sva v San Cristobal de Las Casas. Prvi dan sva se šla pozanimat za najem koles, in v trenutku, ko sva zagledala ta motor, nama je bilo jasno. Bova pač kolesarla en drugi dan 🙂 Miha ima itak od vedno rad motorje, Tina pa tudi uživa že od tistega daljnega prvega zmenka skoraj devet let nazaj. Zjutraj še malo pošraufamo, Miha popravi zadnjo luč in ogledalo, in že šibava proti slapovom El Chiflon. Vreme je super , cesta tudi – z eno izjemo: stotine ležečih policajev na vseh koncih in krajih. To je prav značilnost Mehike in zaenkrat še nisva ugotovila, zakaj ta obsedenost. Že z avtom sva v Oaxaci na enem skoraj odbila podvozje. Res so povsod. Pred križišči, postajami, hišami, pred šolami in za njimi, vmes še en za vsak slučaj, nikoli se ne končajo. In to ne tisti prijazni položni, ampak prav nesramno špičasti in za povrh še večinoma čisto neoznačeni, da te kap 10m pred njim, ko ga zagledaš v senci. Že itak neke motoristične kondicije nimava, tako da sva bila na koncu dneva po 230 prevoženih km in par sto kucljih kar pošteno razštelana. Je bil pa izlet zares super, slapovi krasni in prijetna osvežitev v neverjetnem odtenku turkizne vode. Vredno musklfibra in boleče tazadnje!

🇬🇧 We went to rent bicycles in San Cristobal de Las Casas, but the moment we saw this motorbike it was clear we would be cycling some other day 🙂 Miha loves motorbikes since the beginning of time, and Tina fell in love (with both him and the bikes) on that first date almost nine years ago. So off we go, towards El Chiflon waterfalls. The weather is great, the road is perfectly curvy and almost empty – except for Mexico’s trademark: the speed bumps. We have not yet figured out where this obsession comes from but they are everywhere. At crossroads , bus stops, taco stands, before and after schools and another in the middle just in case. They come in all shapes of steepness, width, and severity and they are brutal, and worst of all, many times unsigned, giving you a mild heart attack when you see it in the shade 10 m in front of you. Speed bumps aside though, the trip was fantastic, the waterfalls were impressive with a nice swim in the water of an unbelievable shade of turquoise. Every bit worth the butt-ache at the end of the day!

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