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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 PM
Oldguyonabike Oldguyonabike is offline
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Default Night Ride in Oaxaca

Greetings from Oaxaca

So, looking for a night ride?

We were in Oaxaca last month and I heard about a weekly ride. It took awhile to figure out the logistics, but they have a weekly night rides on wed and fri nights year round.
When I showed at the collectivo the guy was surprised to see a gringo but very welcoming. When I pointed out that the rented fat tire bike for 50 pesos ((~$10) did not shift he pointed out that there were no rear gears and the front duel gears had no cable. The tire were inflated. The route was flat. He encouraged me to have a good time.
And I did.
In typical american fashion I was ready @ 8:45 for the advertised 9:00 start time. No one there. Nervous. By 9:15 we had ~100 and off we went. Lead rider had a boom box. No lights. No helmets. I was not only the only gringo but I was also the only one older than 30 ( he says approaching 60).
We blew whistles they handed out. Laughed. Talked. Biked at < 5mph for 2 hrs cruising city streets without any city dissension. It is a time when Oaxacan youth find a time to socialize. At that speed we had accidents and other riders would steer, work around, laugh and move on.
I have not figued out how to directly load pics onto strings like K'Tesh, but I hope these paint a picture for you to take to your next trip to Oaxaca

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