We rode Franky from Dakar, Senegal to Cape Coast, Ghana. The road was long and took us through some of our most trying times yet. It was the first time we had thoughts of giving up travel and returning to Canada and to a more stable lifestyle. The most difficult thing we faced was the heat. Fifty degrees of blistering sun from above, reflecting off the road beneath us and a breeze that felt like it was coming from a tiger torch.