8/12/05 Mexican Motorcycle Diary
"Ok, so I've now traveled the entire Baja from bottom to top by motorcycle and I'm about to cross the border back into the U.S. Ya know... I haven't seen a single other motorcycle the entire time. I thought the Baja was supposed to be a mecca for motorcyclists?"
"It is, but they don't usually don't come until around December. They whine and cry like women and say 'it's too hot!'..."
"Oh yeah? Well, it IS pretty hot out there... but it's not THAT hot. Seems like there'd be at least one other insane person on a motorcycle out here besides me."
He points to a big round thermometer on the wall that has its needle quivering around 110F.
"Is that thing right? It's 110F? Hey, that IS pretty toasty."
"Yes, es correcto. But, that's how hot it is IN HERE! It's closer to 127F out there. Mucho calor!"
"Oh, yeah... well... I suppose that IS pretty warm then.... Otra Tecate por favor. Con limon!"
About 33km South of the Mexicali/U.S. border
(to be continued in part 8/14/05 Mexican Motorcycle Diary)