This is the tricky part. Don’t be fooled by the numbers at every turn: they are only a rough indication how many hairpins you still have ahead of you. Mexicans of all age groups and sizes will pass you, on their way up down. Many of those who overtake you, pay their toll later on, a sign that even the locals underestimate this climb. They should renovate that goddamn cable car!
Count on 90 minutes of going up. Ever slower, though also in more and more shade if you are lucky. The last part is so steep the sun almost can’t get through and the hills cast a dark protective shadow.
Fresh coconut juice
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