Yesterday's riding was a nice combination of road and relatively easy dirt. I really hit my stride going along the creeks and down the switchbacks, making the day fun and fast. Today’s route back out of the canyon proved a bit more challenging for many. The terrain was a little more technical, and maybe we were a little tired from yesterday, or maybe the hours of riding in the hot sun got to us. There were significant rocky sections on twisty hills and some silt patches, and a couple bikes went down. No one incurred any serious injuries, though, and everyone had smiles on their faces at the end of the day.
Once we finally made it back to pavement, it was a pretty quick ride out to tonight’s stay in the town of El Fuerte. MotoDiscovery has gone beyond expectation again, setting us up in a luxurious hacienda style hotel off the city’s main plaza. We all clean up and rest a bit, then stuff ourselves silly on tortas and tacos from street vendors. The variety of food has definitely been as much of a highlight on this trip as the riding has been.