Editor’s Note – Carlos Gutierrez fled Mexico in 2011 after criminals cut off his legs for refusing to pay extortion fees. His goal now in a 13-day 701-mile bicycle trip from El Paso to Austin sponsored by Mexicanos en Exilio is to raise awareness of the continuing violence and corruption in Mexico.
We weren’t quite prepared for the quiet and desolation of the desert.
My phone is not working and neither is the internet.
We are sending this from an IPAD that only seems to work in spurts.
Tomorrow the technical team is moving onto San Antonio for a few days to work. We will be back in contact when we reach civilization.
We have met so many lovely people along the way and can’t wait to share those experiences with you. Thank you for your patience.