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SAMUC TO FLORES IN 13 HOURS ( November 13, 2014)

Left Samuc at 7 am after having fruit and granola at the hostel, Cisco had told me not to take the short cut road, so I took it .Road was closed for and we had to wait luckily cause my pannier had broken open and thankfully I did not lose anything..Fixed that hopefully and then it was time to go, the road was a knarly rocky road that I shouldn't have been on but was spectacular going through the mountains and villages. Was heading downhill when a hi- lux was coming up the one track loaded with 18 people , I moved over and was on the loose stones and down I went. The guys jumped out and picked up my bike while I gathered my self and my camera and off I went gingerly  back on the track. 

After travelling 40 miles in 4 hours  on this knarly rocky damn road I came to halt cause some trees had fallen across it. So much for the short cut, so back I went now uphill , back to where I started.  Along the way I encountered a guy who had strung a rope across the road and wanted 25 qeutzales ($3) and I told him I did not comprehendo and after ten minutes arguing he lowered the rope in frustration. Five hours later I was back where I started and now it was 1 pm. Battled my way through the towns cause there is no signage whatsoever and then came to a standstill cause they were demonstrating and closed the road for the day. I explained to some of the leaders of the pack that I needed to get to Flores which was 5 hours away and that I am just a tourist and by holding me won't help their cause. I pleaded in the 10 Spanish words I know and then they started arguing amongst them selves and told me To go , rapido,  then they cheered me on and off I went, but they didn't let any of their countryman through. I guess the government hasn't paid them in 6 months so they were not happy.

The road was excellent no potholes the whole way thankfully cause I did 3 hours in the dark following a Toyota Hi lux all the way to Flores arriving at 8:30am , 13 hour ride !  *@$€₩#&÷%.

Central America on a motorbike

  1. 2 Gringo's and 3 Amigo's Saturday, September 27, 2014
  2. MEXICAN BORDER TO CREEL Friday, October 3 and 4 2014
  3. CREEL TO BORDER Sunday, October 5 and 6 2014 TO ZACATECA
  4. PUEBLA (October 8,and 9 2014) PUEBLA TO TUXTLA GUTIERREZ
  5. MEXICO TO GUATEMALA Sunday, October 12, 2014
  6. SAN SALVADOR (October 13 and 15 2014)CROWNED IN SAN SALVADOR
  8. GRENADA TO OMETEPE - OMETEPE (October 20and 22, 2014
  9. SAN JUAN DEL SUR October 22, 2014
  10. NICARAGUA TO COSTA RICA October 23, 2014
  11. JACO TO SIERPE TO PORTE JIMENEZ October 25, 2014
  12. COSTA RICA TO PANAMA October 26, 2014
  13. PANAMA October 28, 2014
  14. LEFT PANAMA TO COSTA RICA October 31, 2014
  15. LOST MY WAY IN SAN JOSE November 1, 2014
  16. HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE November 1, 2014
  17. SAN JUAN DEL SUR November 2, 2014
  18. NICARAGUA, HONDURAS, EL SALVADOR IN 12 HOURS ( November 4, 2014)
  19. SAN SALVADOR MOUNTAIN RIDE (November 6, 2014)
  20. TO GUATEMALA CITY ( November 9, 2014)
  21. TOM HOME
  22. ANTIGUA (November 10, 2014
  23. LAGO DE ATITLAN (November 11, 2014)
  24. LAKE ( November 12, 2014)
  25. SAMUC CHAMPEY (November 12, 2014)
  26. SAMUC TO FLORES IN 13 HOURS ( November 13, 2014)
  27. MAYAN GOD'S STRIKE OUT ( November 18, 2014)
  29. CABO NORTH TO USA (December 7, 2014)
  31. DAY 2 UP BAJA (December 8, 2014)
  32. PONCHO'S BEACH TO MIKE'S SKY RANCH ( December 9, 2014)

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