Nick: A couple of critical bike malfunctions with my breakes and shifters meant hitchhiking 80 miles to the nearest good bike shop. I was picked up within 20 minutes by a nice police man named Javier.
Broken shifter cable…. Repairs were completed and the bike shop guy arranged a ride for Nick back to the hotel up in Santo Tomas. Sram hydraulic brakes were replaced with new Shimano ones and cable was replaced.