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Back on the BR-101

Posted by on 24/04/2014

I’m now into a run of 6 new states in only a few weeks as I round the north east corner of Brazil – currently in state number 13 of the trip (Alagoas), after passing through number 12 (Sergipe) via the good old BR-101 highway.

It was a bumpy farewell to Bahia with two day of constant ups and downs and ups again!

It was a bumpy farewell to Bahia with two days of constant ups and downs and ups again!

Bye bye Bahia, hello Sergipe

Bye bye Bahia, hello Sergipe

They'll play football anywhere possible!

They’ll play football anywhere possible!

A proper Easter Sunday footy match

A proper Easter Sunday footy match

My hotel in Estancia, no, I wasn't arrested and put in prison!

My hotel in Estancia, no, I wasn’t arrested and put in prison for the night!

When my bike chain snapped I fixed it here while it was raining

When my bike chain snapped in the middle of nowhere, I fixed it at this bar while it was raining

Beach not so popular on the Tuesday after Easter, lovely

Beach not so popular on the Tuesday after Easter, lovely

Chillaxing for once

Chillaxing for once

Reflection

Reflection

I went to EcoCiclo in Aracaju to get a new chain, then also bought much needed new drinks bottles and cycling shorts

I went to EcoCiclo in Aracaju to get a new chain, then also bought much needed new drinks bottles and cycling shorts (thanks to Anaue Hostel for their help)

This day's ride had pretty much all types of tarmac... from a great cycle lane

This day’s ride had pretty much all types of tarmac… from a great cycle lane

To an average one (next to a disused railway line)

To an average one (next to a disused railway line)

To the BR-101 complete with parallel road and 'gaucho' restaurant

To the BR-101 complete with parallel road

To roadworks for two days solid, where this half built highway runs for well over 100km!

To roadworks for two days solid, where this half built highway runs for well over 100km!

Sunset yesterday seen from the road a few km from Propria

Sunset yesterday seen from the road a few km from Propria and my next pousada

Seeya Sergipe, that bridge crosses the border into Alagoas and...

Seeya Sergipe, that bridge marks the border into Alagoas and also spans the famous…

...Rio Sao Fransisco - the third time I've crossed it!

…Rio Sao Fransisco – the third time I’ve crossed it!

Legendary river

Legendary river

The locals seemed more bemused by the gringo on a touring bike than this crashed lorry

The locals seemed more bemused by the gringo on a touring bike than this crashed lorry

How dare they block my giant cycle lane (half built highway) with concrete bollards!

How dare they block my giant cycle lane (half built highway) with concrete bollards!

PS. Check out these superb photos of the WC footy stadiums

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