Final words from the other half of fatcycling

Like with whatever else you do day in day out, this trip had a bit of everything; excitement, joy and routine, as well as times of boredom, frustration and anger.

Summarising 20.000k…

It’s been almost two years since we landed in Cancún, Mexico, all happy-go-lucky, no clue what was actually awaiting us. Heat and humidity, long days on flat highways, food poisoning, popusas, taking boats across estuaries, camping and cycling on beaches, in churches, firestations and schools, and yacht-ing to bypass the Darian gap (which we probably would’ve tried with our current experience). After taking five months off in Canada to avoid rainy season we headed back to the Andes; dirt roads, insane climbs, elevation sickness, wind, rain, mud, heat, thirst, sickness, teaching at a local school, hike a bikes, deserts and salt flats, illnesses, robberies, sand, corrugations, green forests and lakes, almost drowning in an attempted river crossing, volcanos, blackberries, glaciers and the cold. We had so many experiences, the memories will last for the rest of our lives. Continue reading

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Belize it or not we’re in Guatemala

Almost 700 km

Our stay in Belize was quite brief, we cycled from the north to the west of the country (ie from the Mexican to the Guatamalan border) over a period of 4 days. As we did not see much whilst cycling on the highways in Mexico we were happy to finally have some nice views on Belize’s countryside when we cycled along the country’s “highway” which really is more like a regular road, quite well maintained with very few road signs and often with some sort of dirt-road-like shoulder. Continue reading

Bike, meet dirt. (Corozal to Orange Walk)

Our ride from Corozal to Orange Walk was an exciting one. Scanning over some topo maps, we confirmed a route through some small towns which looked much more pleasant than the busy highways we’ve been forced to use.
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