We camped in a quarry last night and got up at first light (around half 5), its been a long day as we have been on the road from 6 this morning till half 9 tonight only stopping at lunch time to swap Georges rear tyre... a couple of days baack he had a big lock up with his back wheel while trying to slow down for me (I had slammed on the anchors for a speed hump) this gavve his rear tyre a flat spot which over the last few days has worn through to the steel carcass of the tyre... I told him not to be such a pussy and carry on with it to Panama but no no, he is not quite so stupid.
The roads this mornings roads were hard work, the recent weather has washed them away and left us with 70 miles of pretty hard off roading, George managed to drop his bike again as he hit a rut that bought the bike to an abrupt halt and he toppled over. He also toppled over last night in a village, we had stopped to consult the sat nav for directions (haha) when he decided to lean over to my bike to look himself when his bike fell away from him, pretty bloody funny to be fair.
There have been police everywhere today and we have been stopped 7 times in total, ignorance is great especially when the robbing bastards are looking for money... 'I dont understand' was the best reply followed by a torrent of utter crap in our best English and within minutes we were on the road again without loosing a penny.
Also we were able to use our insurance cards for the first time today, George obviously did a good job with these as the police seemed happy enough. (Thanks Rik forr the idea)
We made the border with Nicaragua by sunset, this was pretty painless apart from annoying little buggers wanting us to pay them to help us clear the border... Not likely.
We rode around 60 miles into Nicaragua and decided to stop the night in a truck stop/service station, that was until the security guard came along and told us its not safe to do that, you'll get robbed. So we carried on until we were out in the country a bit and came across a big Pylon, like a tv pylon or something and we figured this looks a good place to sleep, we rode up the service road to it and were just deciding where to sleep when the door opened from inside the enclosure and a security guard with a pump action shot gun came out and invited us to bring the bikes in and sleep inside!! Quality, apparently its not safe around here, I dont think we will have any problems now mind as we are camped within an enclosure with razor wire around the top and our very own armed guard. Perfect Night Night
In : 06. Honduras