After 40 Days on the Road

This entry is part 8 of 34 in the series Latin America Series

Time has been flying, my mileage, not so much. Although 5,000 miles over a month isn’t bad, but it isn’t about the miles anyways. I’m in San Luis Potosi, Mexico now, but I haven’t seen anything in the city besides a park, pharmacy and Home Depot. I’ve been doing nothing but working. Organizing, editing and uploading videos from the past two weeks, along with the photos as well. This is turning into a full time job, which isn’t so bad considering the off time consists of riding through beautiful mountains, historical towns and vast deserts.

Lodging and eating has been a fairly trivial task since I’ve been using CouchSurfing.com. It’s an amazing network of people willing to host travelers. I’ve met some great people so far, and it’s only the beginning.

I’ve been tweeting, snapping photos, and shooting video, but my writing is lacking. I tell myself that the media I am retaining will help me write later, but I know it wouldn’t be the same. So I’m trying to slow down the web 2.0, and get back to basics, which really, is a huge part of while I love traveling by motorcycle.

My “travel beard” is coming in nicely after a month. I wonder how it will look when it’s 7 times as long.

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  • Sven

    Atlasrider:my hero

  • http://DJDontaz.co.nr Jack

    You’re doing really well buddy! Keep going! You’re inspiring so many people!! Well done.

  • Chris Rossi

    Amazing stuff, Bill ! I had no idea you were on this epic journey. Looking forward to the Yucatan/Belize and onward into Central America part of the trip. Good luck !

  • NathanN

    I shaved all my facial hair when I started riding because I hated how it felt against my helmet, I couldn’t stand having that much facial hair regardless though.

  • genetill

    I had a brief taste of what you are experiencing a couple of weeks ago when I rode my Burgman 650 from Provo, Ut to Denver and back (1041 miles). Camped out some and stayed in some $29 per night motels. It was fun and the return trip from Denver on 70 was some of the most scenic riding I have ever done. I rode the Florida Keys once, and I have to say…that was the most beautiful. As others have said “you are an inspiration to us all”… g

  • johnaevans

    You don’t know me but you went to Our Lady of the Ridge grade school with my brother Tom Evans, at least i think that is what he told me, Anyway Tommy passed me your site.

    I have enjoyed your site and although i cant contribute to your adventure financially if you make it as far as Florianopolis Santa Catarina Brazil just let me know and we will see what we can do for you. There is a beautiful mountain range here and of course the island of florianopolis is beautiful.

    http://maps.google.com.br/maps?q=florianopolis&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=Florianopolis+-+Santa+Catarina&t=h&z=10

    Good luck and take care.
    John

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