After retracing about 50 miles of road from Puerto Vallarta, and passing some pineapple and corn fields, we turn northeast. I’m back in Nayarit State and wind through the low mountains by tracing soft turns up hillsides and then down the other sides, across valleys and on and on.
As I move inland from the coast the land dries out again and the vegetation changes from tropical plants and palms to sugar cane fields, trees and shrubs.
The further east I ride the dryer it gets and soon the land is covered with cactus and grass again. The hills and less dense vegetation mean I get some good views of the valleys below as I ride.
After stopping Chapalilla for some roadside quesadillas, we carry on along Mex 15, the libre one, toward Tequila. Just a few miles up the road the fields lining both sides of the road disappear…
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