Repairs in San Salvador

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While in San Salvador I had some work to do on the bike so I spent the first half of the day at the shop. I wanted to get the other three bolts for the rear rack enlarged to 8mm to hopefully prevent them from breaking. Mario has a motorcycle sales and repair shop but the mechanic that could tap threads was out so he sent me to another shop. Alfredo did a great job and in under an hour had all three threads nicely done. While he was working on the threads, I cleaned the air filter, and … [Read more...]

La Playa to Volcan San Salvador

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As soon as I stepped out of my hotel room I quickly remembered I was in the tropics. Even at 7:30 in the morning it was already at least 90 degrees with possibly 98% humidity. I couldn't wait to get on the bike and feel the wind. I kept my word about leaving early and was on the road by 7:30. View Larger Map I headed south on CA-2 which sticks along the coast through the mountains. The area was beautiful and the road was in pretty good condition. It seemed like the whole road was lined … [Read more...]

Getting into El Salvador

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But Only After Getting Lost in Guatemala City The morning started off early but with complimentary coffee and bread I was feeling great. But when I was all ready to go, I was blocked in by someone else at the hotel. After a few minutes of the hotel staff trying to figure out whose car it was, a woman came out to move it. By the looks of it they woke her up. Sorry lady. Not surprisingly it started to lightly rain as I left Coban. Not very much but enough to make the traffic on the road slow … [Read more...]