After having purchased new wider and more durable tires and a new chain (overdue, as I’ve slightly worn my cassette) it was time to bike to a new frontier. I had already done some safety related research for biking through Mexico but figured it might be a good idea to possibility get an up to date account of the situation from some of the people living near the border. It wasn’t. After hearing several times that I was facing nearly certain death, my confidence in my route choice (bicycling to Monterrey via the Highway) was beginning to show some cracks.

No turning back now