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Old 11-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #131
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Laugh Jackie and the volcanoe

From Nicoya we took back country roads until we got close to Caņas, from there we rode the perfect smooth twisty tarmac through the volcanic region of Arenal, circled the lake until we faced the iconic volcano. The best of both world, hard pack mud and gravel through tropical meadows, easy and fun, perfect for 2 up riding on the big GSA. Then we opened up and hit the twisties through curvy mountainous riding.

This time we were on their turf

We had to make and emergency stop, riding with my visor up with only the helmet shades on, I got hit by a large bug on my cheek, and the bug juice splash my left eye.

Jackie to the rescue, crisis averted and we were soon on our way again

Nice suspension bridge

A few more twisties

Thick bamboo forest

First glimpse of the lake

Closer yet

In full view

It's back there behind the clouds

Just a glimpse

Playing hide and seek

Now we see you

It was a perfect riding day warm but not hot, no border hassles, just pure enjoyment. This is why we do it. It was the best riding we have done since leaving Mexico. Although Guatemala did offer some breathtaking scenery, and we particularly enjoyed Antigua for both its lively scene and perfect weather. Costa Rica was hard to beat on many levels.

Today we rode from Arenal to Changuinola, Panama after an easy border crossing.

Tell you all about it tomorrow.

J&V out...
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