We left off in Cuidád de México, where I headed towards the coast and the city of Veracrúz (which, upon arriving, meant I had crossed from Atlantic to Pacific and back to the Atlantic [Gulf of Mexico].) After getting sick for Christmas (but luckily being taken care of by a nice Mexican family), I reached Veracrúz in time for New Year’s. I had the idea to entertain in the streets and hold a sign which read “10 Pesos Per Photo” – and though that’s only 90 cents US, it added up to enough for the hostel and snacks. Of course, I had to drink too much, and found myself vomiting out the window of a taxi. I usually don’t drink like that, and that was a first – a very un-classy first.
Speaking of firsts, for the First Day of the Year,I began a leg of the journey towards and into the Yucatán Peninsula. It was was a first for most consecutive days – my new personal best for most consecutive days of riding is now 14, with the average daily distance being 100 km (62 mi). But because it was all flat, I arrived in Cancún a lot less tired than I would have imagined. Which was fitting, because I have spent almost 2 weeks working every day for accommodation and crappy entertaining pay $4/day. Point is, Cancún was not a vacation for me, and has made it into my Top Ten Least Favorite Cities of the trip. I am writing from Playa del Carmen, this being my final week in Mexico. It’s been a goddamn adventure, but I’m ready for Central America and maybe making some money somewhere? Anyone with suggestions, go to my contact page and email me, or message me on Facebook.
I suppose this means I’ve officially completed one continent: North America.
And unless you subscribe to the usual belief that Europe is a separate continent, I have 5 more. (It’s Eurasia, kids.). Though, I don’t know about riding Australia or Antarctica.
I want to thank all of my supporters!
the generous people of Mexico
the Mendoza family from Guadulupe Victoria, Puebla.
Chris S (again!)
my cousin Libby
TJ and Lilly
The distance thus far:
12,457 km to date
14,601 km world record
85.3 % of the record
2,144 km left!
(7,786 mi of 9,126 mi)
Start the countdown!
So, for anyone not on my “Unicycling the World” page on Facebook, I have decided to actually unicycle the world, not just North and South America. That being said, I have also decided not to create any more fundraisers, since the record will be broken within the next month. I will not turn down donations through PayPal, of course, but the idea is that once the record is broken, despite that the journey remains arduous – it will be my choice. It will be my responsibility to continue to find work to support the trip budget.
Rust-colored river in the Yucutan Peninsula
I got Open Bar at the famous Señor Frogs at a discount. Unfortunately I abused the free liquor. I have since recovered.