Today we are riding back to Puerto Adventuras to visit new adventure chef/moto friends…Dan and Pam. Gently pulling back the blackout curtains, that separate us from the reality and brightness of Cancun life and sun, my eyes immediately squint and adjust to the dazzling Cancun gleam. Yes!!…no rain, at least for now… I think! Packing, loading and starting your ride in rain is always a grumbly situation…but mother nature is on our side this morning so we get at it. Today I am excited and relieved to be breaking in 2 fresh whiskery Heidenau tires on dry roads …Mexican roads are slippery enough without the rains!
It always is a fascinating phenomenon that when you are riding to a place you have already been the ride always seems faster…and before you know it we were pulling up to Dan & Pam's in the Puerto Adventuras Community. The Mexican Caribbean sun is scathing when it is not behind a cloud and now that we are stopped the intensity triples. Dan and Pam graciously help us unload and carry our gear into their condominium. Ahhhhhhh air-conditioning!!!! After some "reverse thawing" Kev and I have perked back up. "Have you eaten lunch guys ?", asks Dan. "No not yet", we reply. "I know this great spot on the water that serves the best ceviche…are you up to getting back on the bikes?" "Of course…Let's do it!", we reply! We ride out to Soliman Bay only a half hour down the road to enjoy a late lunch of ceviche and lobster on the beach.
Tomorrow Dan and Pam are leaving on their first international motor ride into Belize and Guatemala, I am so glad that we caught them. They have graciously offered their home to us while they are away… and believe me this is a very tempting offer, but there are still a couple of sites we would like to see in Mexico before we need to exit the country. Our bikes insurance and visa's only have another week left for authorized travel here in Mexico so we too will depart with Dan and Pam tomorrow.