Mexico it is! What a day it was… But let’s start in Uvalde. Saturday we wanted to leave Uvalde to head for Mexico. Got up early at 6 to drive the final 100km to the border, but when we looked outside and saw the drizzle we decided to wait a few hours. We left around noon and decided not to cross the border. We drove to Eagle Pass, the US border town where we spent the night in a cheap-club motel.
Very Mexican already and we got ourselves some real super tacos morales.
Sunday morning we went to cross the Mexican border at Piedras Negras. Because it was sunday is was really quiet so it all went really smooth. The plan was to make some miles and not stay close to the border. It seemed that the temperature rose with 20 degreess when entering Mexico. All of a sudden we were riding in summer….really warm. When we stopped for a drink, Roels bike didn’t want to start again….but after some proper cursing we found the electrical problem. Everyone wanted to talk to us asking where we’re from, where we’re heading etc and wanted to take pictures of the gringo’s.
When we got to Monclova and wanted to look for a motel, Steve’s bike quit running. All day his machine already suffered from a high oil temperature… So we were forced to stop at a junction in order to make a plan. Instantly a car with family stopped and asked if they could help and after that some other guy. Roel wanted to look for a place to stay and U-turned his bike where it was forbidden. So a police car pulled him over and wanted to give him a “ticket”. But somehow when the friendly people around us started filming the situation we got a police escort (with the lights!) to a hotel. After the police was gone and we got ourselves a room, we wanted to celebrate this day with some beers but because it was sunday they were not allowed to sell us some cold beers (after we had this long day in the heat). The hotel clerk said that his uncle could help us out and in a few moments we could get our “package” from a red car…..
So here we are drinking our 2 sixpacks in some nice hotel with internet. Tomorrow we gonna look after the bikes.