Mazatlán to Copala – 4 days, 56 miles

January 13th, 2006 by David
Bomberos of Mazatlan

   After one day in the marina attempting to recover from seasickness, I tried to leave town. After eight miles, realizing I was still too sick, I pulled into the firehouse, where I spent the next 12 hours mostly asleep while the firemen traded ringtones between their phones.
   I pedaled an easy 30 flat miles the next day, arriving in the town of Concordia at the foothills of the mountains. Immediately upon leaving town, I was struck by the greenness of the place–there are forests, singing birds, and even a few lizards on the roadside. Most of the rain falls here in the summer months, and this is the dry season, yet, in comparison to Baja, it was incredible.

Green Roads near Concordia

    I tried to leave Concordia, a town of about 10,000, the next morning, but puked and returned to my cheap hotel room for the rest of the day. The following morning, I thought I was well enough to bike, and I rode 15 miles uphill to the small town of Copala. Unable to continue, I sought out the local pharmacy and decided to stay put until my stomach stopped doing the things you don’t want to post about on the internet.

One Response to “Mazatlán to Copala – 4 days, 56 miles”

  1. Wow, I rode that one, however I have a condo in Maz and had the luxury of relaxing a couple days before tackling the trek. It was still tough but like you I enjoyed the whole experience, scenery sites and sounds and took my time.

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