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Smuggling bikes and scouting trails
junio 11, 2019

Smuggling bikes and scouting trails


A few weeks ago, Sam from the Bikelogistics/Transition Bikes team told me to save up a few days at the end of January since they had a surprise for all of the team and wanted me to tag along too - he was quite secretive about this and no further explanation was given. It was to be the first trip of the year for the Bikelogistiscs team and all of its members were invited as a way start the year in a positive fashion, and what better way than to travel to an unknown destination with bikes, fun and beer in mind.

I had been to Guatemala a few years ago and although I would have never considered this place as a mountain biking destination, after a quick stint on Google I found out that this was not a new idea, and everything sounded quite exciting from then on. 

Guatemala has an important border with Mexico in the southern part of the country, and when Sam explained this new adventure to us, everything sounded even more interesting. The plan was to cross the border by bike in a town near Tapachula...

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Iztaccíhuatl: The Woman in White
junio 11, 2019

Iztaccíhuatl: The Woman in White

The name Iztaccíhuatl comes from the Aztec's native tongue, the Nahuatl, and it means Woman in White, due to its snow covered silhouette that resembles a sleeping woman. This inactive volcano is located between the state of Puebla and Mexico city, about 50km southeast of the country's capital. It is the third highest peak in Mexico with its summit at 5,286 meters.

Pictured above in the background is the Popocatepetl volcano, which is still very active, and according to the Aztec legend, got its name after Popoca, the brave warrior who fell in love with the beautiful princess Iztaccíhuatl. The legend says that Iztaccihuatl died of grief when she received the false news that her beloved Popoca had died in war. Popoca then took the late princess to the top of a mountain and placed her there on top of a flower bed and swore he would be forever guarding beside her with a lit torch. The princess' father, while looking for his daughter, found these two mountains and told his people that the gods had turned Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatepetl into volcanoes, so that they could be forever together...

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Yuviaga Coffee Trails
junio 11, 2019

Yuviaga Coffee Trails

Waking up every morning to the smell of coffee, surrounded by lush vegetation, animals, birds and millions of singing insects all playing the daily soundtrack. Knowing that new and uncharted trails lay just at your doorstep, is what keeps spirits high and full of life! Few places on earth make you feel completely detached from civilization like this. A lovely time capsule floating somewhere in the 60's where no wifi nor cell phones have a place.

This time the Bike Logistics team (Diego Sada, Mau de Avila and Samuel Zorrilla) embraced a new adventure, an epic journey that shaped their Lifestyle to a completely unexpected level, a place with unique landscapes in the middle of nowhere. The trip would start in Mexico city's international airport with its next destination: Huatulco, a small town in Mexico's southern coast in the state of Oaxaca, known for its ideal surfing and other adventure activities, and would lead up to the high jungle to this magic place...Yuviaga

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