The other interesting thing I will mention is the encounter with the costa rican traffic cop. He waived me overwhelming wanted to know where my "reflectivas" were. Apparently the law here is that you must were reflective material on a motorcycle. I am guessing there is also a helmet law.
Anyway, at first I thought it might be another shakedown, because I had my full aerostich suit on. But as soon as I pointed at the reflective material on the back, he was satisfied. No problem. He just wanted to make sure. Another nice cop. I even get waives from them here sometimes.
RISK: "The loftier your goals, the higher your risk, the greater your glory."