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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By bingo43
World Cup Fever.

I watched the first 1/2 of the game and then rode on. By the time I got to Puriscal it was evident that Costa Rica had won and the whole country lost it's f-ing mind?!!!!!
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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
El final. Uvita / Domincal / Parrita / Puriscal / San Jose

The last day was Saturday the 20th of June. Costa Rica won it's second World Cup game. The country erupted. Here is the map I used to head north from Uvita. I stopped at Paul's house once more to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Mountain Ride

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz83/jeffersontina/DSCN9368.jpg
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz83/jeffersontina/DSCN9370.jpg

SO...I followed that road south of San Isidro. not the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
San Gerardo de Rivas to San Isidro and beyond

I had an appointment at the University in San Isidro, however...when I left the hotel the road was closed. This is what it looked like.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Offroading south of San Isidro

So here is a photo of the map I used when I left San Gerardo de Rivas and headed to San Isidro and then south on dirt roads.

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz83/jeffersontina/IMG_9486-1.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Thanks for the tips. If you take a look at my...

Thanks for the tips. If you take a look at my ride report below...you'll see the part where my friend and I went to Guatemala. I loved it there. I did see Palmar Norte on my trip last summer and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Chirripo'

It was the most difficult hike I can remember ever being on.

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz83/jeffersontina/DSCN9233.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Here Here!

That is some great insight. I feel the exact same way. Dominical was something I had wanted to see. You'll see some pictures soon because I stayed there at ...wait for it...Tortilla Flats one night....
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Mapa and Wild Rider

I rented the DRZ from Wild Rider in San Jose. They were very, very good. Had it all under control. They even gave me this map. Here is an over view of the area and a close up of the San Gerardo de...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Sunday June 15th...continued

SoMonday morinng the 16th at 5:00 am I was to start my hike. I had to make it to San Gerardo to check in and show them my passport and claim my ticket to hike Chirripo. It was difficult to get a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
@ Mirador de los Quetzales

This hotel was a little pricy. Like 80$. But it included dinner, breakfast, stay in a cabin and a one on one guided tour to see Quetzales. I had never gone on a Quetzal hunt...so I was game. You...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Rivas to Platanillo

The map of that second day was a little wong. I went from the mountain to San Isidro and then went to my friend Paul's house. Then from his house back to San Isidro and up to rivas. Here is a map...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Photos...From Mirador de los Quetzales to Platanillo.

So...I followed this map pretty closely. The only thing is that I had a huge backpack and needed to dump some things off at my friend Paul's house. [Inmate Pedese] His house was almost done and I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
2nd Day Mirador de los Quetzales to San Gerardo de Rivas

So on the second day...I know it's been a while...I went from the top of the mountain (close to Cerro de la Muerte) down into San Isidro del General then towards the small city of Rivas. San Gerardo...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,280
Posted By bingo43
Gracias

Thanks so much for the help. I'm on my way and very much blown away by this report. Very interesting. It would be cool to do the rally and then come back a month later when you have time to really...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
1st Map

Here is a map of the first day ride. I Left San Jose. Went through Cargago. There is a cool town at the top of the mountain called Empalme. Great kitchen where you choose what you want. Then to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Gracias

Thanks for the heads up. This is a trip that was not affiliated with any school. Also, they sign a waiver through the tour company so that we can make a promo video with photography for the next...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Here...here

My daugher studied in Guanajuato and San Isidro (CR) in january and February this year. She loved both experiences. She would return to ...Guanajuato. She loved the people and the fact that they all...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Trout Farm

This was one of the trout farms I found while exploring.

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz83/jeffersontina/DSCN9025.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
First day and map help.

First of all...I see many of you putting maps on your ride reports where you show a path where you went. I have tried to figure out how to do it on my own...I can't. If any of you have a link to a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
How it got started.

My friend Calla

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz83/jeffersontina/DSCN8787.jpg
So I teach at a high school and Calla and Melissa, two teachers I teach with had a trip they were working on....
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By bingo43
Costa Rica Lives up to the hype!

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz83/jeffersontina/DSCN8786.jpg
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Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Costa Rica / Guatemala

I've ridden in Guatemala and there are huge areas where expats live very comfortably. Security seems to be an issue there. I'm currently in Costa Rica. Took a short ride with a guide near Jaco...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,717
Posted By bingo43
Bixby?

I'm interested... I'll keep it in mind when August comes around. That is a long ways off. I think I'll go on this trip just to say I rode hard and to give my body a reason to eat the dirty fries...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Check this out...

My report is ok...but this one is golden:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494752 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494752)

It's the one I patterned my ride...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2014, 08:24 AM
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Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Lazaro Cardenas...killer

Im Jealous...Hector is absolutely great...Helped my son and I out greatly. One of his guys welded my son's pannier. Used a "No Fumar" sign to strengthen it to stop it from falling off. A permanant...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
I was just thinking about this!

Whoa..I was just thinking about this and about telling her that I patterned my trip after yours...and I did tell Trice that you gave me the quote...It's a great one! I was asknig everyone I thought...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Sorry to hear that.

Sorry to hear someone left you hanging. My worst pet peave. Check out the ride my buddy Paul and I did a few years ago. It's in my signature. We started about where you did. Leon, Guanajuato. ...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Great Report

Thanks for the tip Trice. Great info. I just got back from a ride in Missouri called Swinging Bridges. Great people...Great ride. I invited them all to come to Oaxaca with me June of 2015. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,214
Posted By bingo43
Love the internal monologue!

You yell at the end that it was your favorite section yet. That was mine too!. That part is so fun. I loved how you were talking to yourself, cheering your self on. And also talking to the guy in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,214
Posted By bingo43
Oaxaca, Mexico anyone?

I'm planning a trip Summer of 2015 to Oaxaca. If any of you are interested in traveling down as a group, it's more fun that way, and safer. I speak Spanish fluently and have been south on my KLR...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,214
Posted By bingo43
An amazing Saturday

Saturday was an amazing day. I decided not to ride Sunday, so when we got close to St Roberts, I took off for home. Since I'm not riding right now..>I get to post first!...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,214
Posted By bingo43
Wicked You removed me

Tom in Kc...You removed me from the list. I'll put myself back as 60. It's a cool number.

Bingo43

In!
1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,214
Posted By bingo43
I will be there with bells on!

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the "QUOTE" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4....
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Thanks for the link re GGM. I let my Spanish IV classes listen to a bit. One of my favorite short stories of his is called La luz es como el agua. It's very sweet. I used to use it as a bedtime story...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,417
Posted By bingo43
Thumb +1!

Some of these pictures are very interesting...the rudimentary cook site etc. I don't know about the stream of conciousness poetry personally...however, I lived in Venezuela and I'm blown away by...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,417
Posted By bingo43
Impresionante...

I just read the whole thing. Thanks for sharing. I know how much work it can be. I see lots of scenery and beauty. How was your Spanish interaction with the locals? Do you have any good language...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
You should start a Colorado Rally, Offroad

You should develop that new found affinity for Colorado into some sort of bad ass offroad ride in Colorado. I'd be there in a heartbeat. My brother lives in Denver and I'd love to have a little more...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
la esencia!

Great video. That is the essence of ADV riding and a thin slice of life. That is the kind of interaction that means nothing to anyone not really involved or who has done it before. However...those...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 1,961,465
Posted By bingo43
Julio

Ahora tienes un proyecto para cuando llegues en julio!
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