Saturday September 26, 2015, 137 miles (220 km) – Total so far: 11,500 miles (18,507 km)
We continued riding and entered our 7th state of Oaxaca. A few days were spent riding through the mountains until we reached the Pacific once again. We found our cheapest hotel yet in Rio Grande. At $12 Jocelyn was busy for a while smashing cockroaches with her sandal but once they were cleared out it was okay. The next day we rode in to the Port and touristy town of Puerto Escondido. We had a nice lunch on the beach then contacted our warmshowers host Jim, an American living in Mexico for the past 8 years. At the restaurant we met a very nice local who took us to his friend’s bike shop. The last two days Jocelyn has had a loose headset that we could not tighten. The proprietor was able to fix this and we soon met Jim on his bike who guided us to his really nice top level apartment overlooking the town. The views and sea breeze are awesome. It’s like living in a tree forest with birds everywhere. Last night we went to one of his favorite fish restaurants. Today we will travel to the beach and rent a surfboard. A fine break day is planned.