I can't remember who passed who but we were maintaining a similar speed which is surprising because most locals simply fly passed us on bikes that should have died a long time ago. Now we're a peleton of three, Andrea and I and our new friend blue shirt. His bike was 5 sizes too small for him and his race kit consisted of blue jeans and knock off Adidas but his determination was unwavering. We traded leading the pack as we climbed for 20kms up a mellow grade, blue shirt was not interested in conversation, just riding. An hour later and it was quite clear that blue shirt intended to beat us to town, we were racing. It was going to be a 100km day which is big for us so we had to reel in our hopes of winning this race, but we were still going to push and make him earn the yellow jersey.
Hike'a'Bike in Guatemala & "Heisse Scheisse" in El Salvador (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala - San Miguel, El Salvador)
We only spent a week and half in Guatemala so we really didn't see that much of the country, the Northern part is supposed to be very nice. However we gladly waved this country goodbye. There were no tears. It sent us off with a great finale though...
It took us 4 months to get through Mexico, over the last few weeks it felt like we might never make it out of there. But we did, and now we're in the land of little bitty countries that will take weeks to cross, not months - mental win.