You'll remember that we bought Ruth a cheap Walmart bicycle on our way through the states in September. Well, it is pretty much junk. So we got a whole three months out of it! Problem is that the design of the gear changing mechanism is such that the cables begin to bind after only a very short time, so now the bike is pretty much stuck in one gear. Yes, I've dismantled the cables and lubricated them, but it's the design itself that is the problem. Junk, and if we were in the U.S., I wouldn't hesitate to take it back and get our money refunded. It is simply not worth it to buy a cheap Walmart bike.
But, we rode into town anyhow yesterday, with Ruth stuck in one gear. We headed for the malecon first. They've done a nice job building the malecon, but the waterfront is a small lake created by a dam and the water level is quite low.
Ruth on the malecon in Valle de Juarez
For you bird people. I'm not a bird person, so I neither know, nor care what kind of bird this is.
Looking back at the malecon from the top of the dam.
The lake. We find it odd that there is very little activity in the lake. A couple of fisherman, but no recreational watercraft at all.
Then, we rode to the central plaza and relaxed for a few minutes.
Just a relaxing kind of day. Watched the movie "Thor" in the evening...pretty good entertainment. Haven't watched that many good movies lately, but we enjoyed this one!
Sunset at Hacienda Contreras.