I say goodbye to Charlie and his family and start directly into a steep and long climb up to almost 2.000. Once on the top I’m on a high plateau that will be flat almost all the way to Mexico City. While the last week was very hot, up here it’s a very pleasant riding temperature. Without headwinds and climbs I progress fast and make it to Matehuala just past sunset. I enjoy the first hotel night if the trip as I have to write my blog, do some planning and office jobs.