C2C Day 3 Calexico.

Today was another exhilarating day. They say one of the easiest. It was a chilly start (34’) with a looong downhill through gorgeousness. If you do this route watch for the fork in the road.

The red rock was fabulous. The vistas did not stop.

Zoom in on the cactus

Marina and I had many laughs today. She is a bandanna aficionado and can now navigate all outdoor personal hygiene scenarios. Congrats.

The first rest stop was also the home of a champion moto cross racer. Coco Bean won the day for best outfit and Johanne had everything under control.

The second rest stop had some history with The Impossible Hill. Thank you Bubba we did not ride up it. Flat road little wind. Yes.

The flowers went for miles AND smelled great. Other riders do not verify this, perhaps it was the remnants of my deodorant.

These palms did not shed their old growth and were super chunky

The pioneers left behind a nice wagon.

Arrival into Calexico was…..delicious. We are staying at a mission school directly across from the border road entrance. The town has thrown down a welcome mat.

Here is your Area 411 :


Calexico

Calexico (population of about 40,000) began as a tent city of the Imperial Land Company; it was founded in 1899, and incorporated in 1908. The Imperial Land Company converted desert land into a fertile setting for year-round agriculture. The first post office in Calexico opened in 1902.

The attention to detail on this tour is extraordinary. Not only can you get a custom wrap at the sag, there is choice of chunky or smooth PB. I am currently the #1 fan of chunky with pickle and a drop of Nutella with chips smashed on top. No worries- an hour later we find another culinary sensation. The ginormous salad above ? 7.99.

Thank you for following, continue flooding heaven with thoughts of sunshine and tailwind.

Love to all from Calexico.

P.S. It took me 1/2 of riding with my deep thoughts to understand the town is California and Mexico merged. Across the way is Mexicali. I will let you figure that one out. Some of us were truly born yesterday.

To quote my buddy Tres S -Peace out.

NW

8 thoughts on “C2C Day 3 Calexico.

  1. That salad looks legit! Beautiful wildflowers…. BTW, Tres S and his buddy Vince tried to kill me on the Legacy yesterday … doing the last 10 miles way faster than this rookie is geared for…lol.

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  2. Nancy:

    Such a W-I-D-E variety of scenery, food & people!

    I think I even spied Deb in the middle of it ALL—HOORAY!

    What was once Tex-Mex is now Cal-exico in my mind!

    Mike

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