I just talked to Chris in Lima and he is struggling with the decision to keep going or to call his ride over in Lima, MT.
He says he is absolutely fine physically. He has no doubt in his mind that he can keep going, keep going fast, and make it to Mexico.
Emotionally he has reached an enormous obstacle. He says he's not really having that much fun. He's riding pay-phone to pay-phone as his only motivation. It's beautiful, and he's still enjoying riding, but he wants me there.
I've convinced him to get a little rest, take a shower, eat some dinner and not make any decisions right now.
If it were my decision he would keep going, see if he can get past this, and reevaluate in a few days. Unfortunately though (actually, fortunately as I don't envy his decision), it's not my choice. He is the only one who can choose, and I hear him leaning towards stopping. He doesn't want to let everyone down, but that's really his only reason to go on.
For now I am going to try to nap as I am on-call to go drive the 10.5 hours to pick him up.
If I could go back in time, I'd be WAY more of a pain in the butt wife, lots of nagging, less supportive, then perhaps I wouldn't feel like I'm the one standing in the way of his dreams.