11-27-2013, 08:13 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
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.
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
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.
V@lentino screwed with this post 11-27-2013 at 08:26 PM