Stats Central America


Touring cyclists on the road (touring between several weeks - 2years):
Spain 2, Argentina 1, Netherlands 1, USA 1

Date End destination Distance (km) Time Avg (km/h) Notes
26.9.07 Panama airport to centro de Panama, Panama 28.2 1.53 14.8 arriving by plane then biking into the city, lots of traffic
27.9.7-29.9.07 Panama, Panama - - - checking out the city and the canal
30.9.07 San Carlos, Panama
N 0828.2'
W07957.2'
94.8 6.06 15.5 rolling hills, hot and humid
1.10.07 Aguadulce, Panama 100.3 5.30 18.2 fairly flat with some rolling hills, hot and humid, stayed at the bomberos
2.10.07 Los Ruices, Panama 119.6 8.04 14.7 some rolling hills in the morning then longer climbs in the afternoon, hot and humid, stayed at police checkpoint
3.10.07 San Felix, Panama 81.4 5.25 14.9 rolling hills with a few small climbs, long detour to the beach, hot and humid, stayed with bomberos
4.10.07 David, Panama 76.2 4.34 16.7 a few long climbs, hot,humid
5.10.07 David, Panama - - - taking a break
6.10.07 Ciudad Neily, Costa Rica 70.7 3.56 17.9 flat, crossed border, heavy rain at end of ride, about 50km in Panama
7.10.07 Palmar Norte, Costa Rica 75.8 3.56 19.2 a few small climbs and descents, rainy off and on, Erica had a slow leak in the morning, Ryan gets a flat
8.10.07 Uvita, Costa Rica 44.6 2.32 17.5 a few small hills, constant rain
9.10.07 Uvita, Costa Rica - - - watching the rain
10.10.07 Parrita, Costa Rica 92 6.22 14.5 fairly flat, 40kms muddy gravel road, hard rain at end of day, met 1 american and 2 spanish cyclists, ryan has a slow leak in rear tire
11.10.07 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 129.9 7.11 18.0 rain all day, very hard at the end of day, a few small climbs, erica crashed in a pothole hidden under the water
12.10.07 near San Gerardo, Costa Rica 46.9 2.59 15.6 rain, rain, rain, rolling hills, erica gets a flat tire
13.10.07 Liberia, Costa Rica 94.9 5.13 18.1 a few rolling hills, only a few rain showers
14.10.07 La Cruz, Costa Rica 61.8 3.15 18.9 fairly flat, light rain
15.10.07 Rivas, Nicaragua 57.4 2.58 19.3 fairly flat, heavy rain in the morning, busy border crossing, 20km in Costa Rica
16.10.07 Granada, Nicaragua 68 3.40 17.7 fairly flat beginning then a few small climbs, surprising hot and sunny
17.10.07-19.10.07 Granada, Nicaragua - - - relaxing and enjoying the city
20.10.07 Managua, Nicaragua 52.3 2.46 18.9 a few small rolling hills, Erica gets a bike tuneup
21.10.07 Leon, Nicaragua 91.9 4.23 20.9 fairly flat, short steep climb leaving Managua, met a Dutch cyclist
22.10.07 Leon, Nicaragua - - - enjoying the city
23.10.07 Somotillo, Nicaragua 114.6 5.46 19.8 fairly flat a few steady inclines and descents, several kms of dirt/bad paved road outside of Somotillo
24.10.07 Choluteca, Honduras 56.1 3.19 16.8 rolling hills, about 7km in Nicaragua on bad pavement
25.10.07 La Union, El Salvador 134.4 6.41 20.1 some rolling hills, about 89km in Honduras before entering El Salvador
26.10.07 Usulutan, El Salvador 95.5 5.50 16.3 hilly with a few descent climbs
27.10.07 Santa Tecla, El Salvador 137.6 8.20 16.5 fairly flat most of ride then climbed about 25km from about sea level to 920m, met 1 Argentine cyclist
28.10.07-29.10.07 Santa Tecla, El Salvador - - - spent time with Charlene and Paul
30.10.07 Ahuachapan, El Salvador 90.8 5.05 17.8 fairly flat with a nice descent leaving city, alt:790m
31.10.07 Cuilapa, Guatemala 77.9 5.12 14.9 Nice descent to Guatemalan border, about 16km in El Salvador, several long climbs eventually climbing to 1015m before descending then short climb to Cuilapa, alt:930m
1.11.07 about 16km outside of Guatemala City, Guatemala 49.6 4.40 10.6 about 6km climb then long descent before climbing the rest of the day, Ryan gets a flat, alt:1925m
2.11.07-29.11.07 about 16km outside of Guatemala City, Guatemala - - - exploring the city/return to Ohio
30.11.07 Antigua, Guatemala 60.6 3.42 16.3 descent into city, heavy traffic in city then climb out of city before another steep descent into Antigua, Ryan gets a flat in rear tire
1.12.07-2.12.07 Antigua, Guatemala - - - exploring Antigua and hiking Pacaya
3.12.07 Los Encuentros, Guatemala 93.7 7.33 12.3 climbing almost entire day with a few dwonhill sections, alt around 2500m
4.12.07 Los Encuentros, Guatemala - - - visiting Solola market and Panajachel by bus
5.12.07 Cuatro Caminos, Guatemala 64.1 4.28 14.3 lots of climbing eventually to 3025m then descended to 2345m
6.12.07 Huehuetenango, Guatemala
N 1519.3'
W09128.2'
80.5 4.55 16.3 climbed to 2800m then gradual up and down before descending to about 1700m then climbing to 1915m
7.12.07 La Mesilla, Guatemala 88.0 4.02 21.8 almost entirely downhill with a small climb towards the end, alt: 895m
- TOTAL 2530.1 - - -