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    Day 1.053 – Ernesto, es mi brother! (UK)

    Aguadulce -> 6 km W of Tolé (free camp)
    Distance (km) : 156 (!)
    Time on bike : 8h 0m
    Brutto time: 08.15 – 19.00
    Avg : 19.5 km/h
    Max.speed: 63.6
    Total (km) : 42.424
    Altitude: 100 m
    Difficulty: 4½ of 5

    Cemetery, Panama.

    One of today's many river crossings...

    The thinnest bike lane ever?

    Solitude...

    I’m thirsty pretty much all day. I drink and drink, but the sponges in my throat and stomach just keep drying up. It’s a long and hot cycling day, exactly 8 hours of pedalling, that ends beautifully in my tent under a great, Central American starry sky, in the frontyard of two local farmers, Ernesto (deaf-mute) and José (just a quiet man), who let me camp next to their wooden ramshackle house…

    Typical cycling along the Panam Hwy in Panama.

    Me, pre-noon.

    I see lots of beautiful indígenas kids in the small settlements in the minor mountains along the highway today here in the Chiriquí Province of western Panama.

    Me, post-noon (hothothot, i.e.!)

    Tune of the Day: Clark Gable – The Postal Service

    Spiky fella', not sleeping...

    Nice hills in western Panama.

    Free camping with local campesinos near Tolé, Panama.

    On this day..

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