I take offense to that... I think that's a "trendy" way of sounding cool by lower IQ people brought on by "reality" tv shows. Sounds like people are whining all the time. I can't stand it. I'll stop being a grump. I'm surprised you said the roads of Guat were better. I didn't have much issue with Belize roads, but found Guat had some fresh sections, but the stuff just south of Tikal had pot holes that could swallow a bike whole. We did the same section you did. If you're heading to Copan, you have a great road ahead of you. We did it at night but it was still fun. Further on some more spectacular roads when you get in to the mountains. Have fun!