Hazardous Road Conditions - San Pedro Sula to Tegulcigalpa Honduras
After crossing thru northern Corinto border into HON yesterday we thought we would update bikers on the road from SPS down to Tegu... Absolute disaster. The borders were easy and the new Arizona bridge was a laugh at only 2 metres long but after a pleasant drive from Omoa we headed south towards San Pedro and the hills and the road started.
Major construction on both sides, undirected traffic, free for all with little signage. Semi trailers rule the road here, they pass each other with no thought for oncoming traffic, blind corners, cars or bikes and it was tail to tail at speed alot of the time. There is only one lane in many places but you share it, if that is possible. We overtook alot because going low speed was also a major pain "1150GS with long first gear is a real challenge when traffic in front of you is going 1-3 mph alot. Trying to squeeze in between trucks n cars is normally a courtesy thing but here in HON, the trucks just keep coming up your rear and it is very scary. The road is manageable when dry but with afternoon rain it was extremely hazardous with road covered with a thin coating of mud on the sealed surfaces.
We were two up on 1150GS and were the meat in the sandwich too many times and were pushed into the gutters on more than one occasion. There is no room for error. If anyone comes off, you can be sure there is a truck behind wanting to score points.
Recommendation would be if you go on this road, as there really is no other, then go early to avoid full on traffic and rain in the afternoon.
Jules & Olie