Today was unforgettable. We left the Starling's camp and headed toward San Luis Potosi. It was going to be a relatively short day so one of our riders, Gary Wilson, suggested a side destination. 7 of us took a detour to the town where the movie "The Mexican" was filmed. It starred Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. It is called Real De Catorce.
This was some real adventure riding. 15 miles uphill on cobblestone roads, through a 2 mile tunnel that can barely fit one car in many places, before arriving. The town is 8800 feet above sea level. I don't know how many of you have been to San Francisco but the streets here are all at about a 45 degree angle too. The difference is they are narrow, made of cobblestone (and potholes) and surrounded by buildings that all seem to be 100 years old. It was awesome and challenging riding.
These pictures are from an old mint in Real De Catorce. It is now a history museum.
This is one of the local churches in Real De Catorce. I'll give the Catholics this - they really know how to build beautiful churches. You will see me post many more pictures of them throughout the trip.
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