Day 246 – Morungaba to Valinhos, Brazil

Day 246 – Morungaba to Valinhos, Brazil      04/24/11      Mileage: 36

It was a leisurely morning, for me anyway, and I didn’t get up until 10. Uli and her daughter headed home and Sabine and I went for another mountain bike ride. I haven’t been on a XC bike ride for 9 months now and my legs and lungs were letting me know it.

Towards the end of the ride we were both famished and stopped into a roadside corn stand that Sabine knew of. It’s a place that serves corn every kind of way you can think of, but we settled on sampling what I would describe as a chicken stuffed corn fritter, a sweet corn polenta and a salty corn polenta both served in a corn husk, a cup of corn juice, and for dessert a sweet corn custard…and we washed it all down with a couple of Coke’s.

Both now stuffed like the corn fritter we mowed down moments ago, we got back on the bikes and wallowed the rest of the way back to the farm. We took a quick dip in the pool, showered and then packed up to head over to Uli’s house in Valinhos a short distance away. That night Uli, Bobby, her two daughters, Sabine and I went out for sushi (no, it wasn’t as good as Ota’ya!) which was a tasty way to end another great day.

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