There’s a lot on my mind as I head towards Panama City. Two things go through my head when I’m riding: the environment and the project, the rtw thing. More on this later when I unload what I’ve learned and not learned.
The roads are really dirty. Very very slippery on the Heidenaus when wet. Two things are needed to stay upright – good throttle control and balanced braking. The days of 1st World front wheel braking are a distant memory. Now it’s all about using both together well, all the time. This doesn’t take long – about 3 or 4 months, 1000’s of miles and a dozen or so near-death experiences…
They’ve all been in the road for more than a year and a half and complain like crazy about South America and how hard it is. They loved Africa. Oh well. We’ll see.
I read Henning’s blog a bit and it seems while in Kenya he married a black girl called Fridah. He didn’t mention this.
We chatted for about an hour. I was eager to get going so cut short all the questions I had about what bothered them so much. I’ll find out for myself shortly anyway.
A long day. Tired.