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Old 02-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #169
Saralou
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Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
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Matagalpa to Managua

Leaving Matagalpa we opted for the long way round.



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This is 3 kids on 1 bike.



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There is a few km of dirt on the way to San Ramon for some fun, but even paved this is a great ride!



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There is a fairly sketchy 20 km just past Muy Muy, but the rest of the road is good.



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The traffic on the drive thru Managua luckily was not too bad since the temperature was 37.5.



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Even in the heat we had to stop and run back for a photo of this statue with the machine gun.



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We had been offered a stay in the private casita at the Home of fellow ADV rider Salvador.



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He is actually riding from Cape Town to Egypt right now { http://tripwelove.com/], so his lovely Mom took very good care of us.



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There are Christmas lights on all year round in Managua!!




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There is a massive Mango tree in their backyard so we had lots of juicy fruits!



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Nikita is one HOT dog!!


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