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Old 04-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #81
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Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica via MN.
Oddometer: 326
New Bike, Inaugural Ride

The day begins on the bus. After 2 transfers and 3 buses I arrive to the DR.

I have been working the past days on the rebuild process (Story Here). Finally at 3,842 kms on the new dash (add 41k from previous owners and the 40K-ish I’ve done for the assumed total on this bike) I rolled it out of the garage. It fires up and I make a few runs around the block. I do not note any more needed adjustments. It is time. Where to?

First was back to Alajuela. I stopped and grabbed a kilo of Chicharrones and had to put on the rain gear. What would the first ride on the “new” bike be without a tropical downpour? After a huge lunch and a siesta at the in-law’s the wife and I depart.

We arrive home.

It wasn’t long before we were geared up and back on the road.

Scooters need riding too.

After a 20 minute ride on fresh asphalt, twisting and turning through the mountains we arrive in one of Costa Rica's most ionic citys.


It is getting dark so time to head back. As we hit one of the many little pueblos in route Ana says to me “Este soda olža rica.” So we turn around and stop here for a Coke and a hamburgesa.

The bike is fixed!

Where to go, what to explore?
Greg Smith
'90 DR650RS
Costa Rica: Trippin' with GR , The Bike Teardown
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