Nick is currently in Uruapan which is South of Ensenada. He has experienced equipment problems including a broken shift cable and stuck disk brake. His bicycle is stuck in a single gear which makes the hill climbs difficult. In addition he removed the brake pads from the inoperable wheel in order to continue the journey. He will be hitching a ride north to Ensenada to repair his brake and shifting cable. He is in good spirits despite the bike issues.
Update from Nick:
It is below freezing at night, we warm up next to campfires. Food has been limited, we are eating a lot of packages of beans and other staples like oatmeal and cheese/crackers. I look forward to a hot cup of coffee next to the campfire every morning.
People have been very nice and the food in restaurants has been delicious whenever we hit towns.
(note: updated with pictures)
Drying sleeping bags
Its been cold , below freezing every night
Nick is happy to be at the top of a grueling climb
Steep rocky terrain calls for frequent hike-a-bike. Dad is pushing his bike up the hill in this picture.
An abandoned building in the distance on the ride into Uruapan
First couple days had to dodge a lot of mud puddles, many of which were frozen in the morning.