The first couple of hours were really fast going, perhaps because it was gradually downhill and I was shielded from the wind. The next two hours were a bit horrible though, cycling directly into the wind. None of the information I have mentions strong winds in this section, so I am not sure if it is a common thing or not.
Along the way, I met Davide, an Italian cyclist who has been on the American Continent for a year or two. He was travelling ultra light, and after we had a bit of a chat, I have to say that I was very jealous as he sped off with ease. He has an interesting project going called http://www.cycle4strays.com/ check it out and see what you think.
I made the town of Rivas in reasonable time given the circumstances with the weather, and although I had initially half a mind to stay here for this Santa Semena holiday period, there really wasn't much there to warrant it.
I took a room at Hospedeje Internacional which was just 5 dollars. Although I could sit on the bed, and touch all four walls with my outstretched arms, amazingly its not actually the smallest room I have ever stayed in. That honour goes to the hotel room in Syria.