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Old 11-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #16
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in Manual Antonio now. Sorry no pix to show yet. Brought a new computer and I can't download jave to put pix on Smugmug. Wasn't to bad getting out of San Jose this morning. Missed a turn but other than that not bad. took the pan American down to San Isodoro and over to Dominical and up tp Manual Antonio. Got in some clouds going up the mountain on PA but was still ok. Stopped at a soda for lunch and the clouds caught up but these were full of moisture. Not rain just a heavy mist. Couldn't see shit. Had my visor up and glasses down. Wasn't real fun.

Had a wild goose chase finding hotel but we made it before dark. Heading for Punteranus and the ferry in the morning. Then over to St Teresa for a couple days. I'll keep working on uploading pix. It says it's something in internet settings. Don't know if it's my computer or their wifi.

Anyway Pura Vida
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:00 AM   #17
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Found problem. Computer want to download spanish version. Put the english version on this morning. Pix coming soon.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #18
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Pix coming soon.
Looking forward to learning more about your bike, route, etc.

Have an awesome trip!:
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:02 AM   #19
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fun place.
looking forward to the off road pictures.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:21 AM   #20
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Have a great time....
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:38 PM   #21
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Pix finally. From the begining then. We got to the BMW shop early and our guy was late. Wasn't going to get excited tho. Finally got bike and headed out to get thru San Jose. Really wasn't as bad as I expected.



Only one missed turn so that aint bad. Next was down the Pan American Highway over the "Hill of Death". Really a nice ride and once you start riding like the locals it's quite fun. Ran into some clouds near the top which made it a little hairy.




At the top we stopped at a Soda for our "real" first Costa Rican meal. Really didn't know what we were ordering but every now and then even a blind squirel finds a nut. It was great.



As we had our lunch the clouds set in. Problem was these were full of moisture, not rain just a heavy dew. Made it impossible to see. Visor was covered, then glasses were covered and then just to make it even funner it would get so thick the road vanished in front of you at times.



Almost forgot this one. Before the clouds set in.






Finally made it to the Pacific and Tammy was still smiling. Hell of a good sport.




Had a mix up on the location of our first hotel but found it before dark so no harm no foul. Great place and great food. This morning we were up early so took a short walk and came back for breakfast and loaded up. Headed up the coast and had our first stop at Jaco. Not a bad place to stop for a pick me up.



Had plenty of resteraunts, cafes, and bars to choose from but Tammy spied the best place in town. Great smoothies and definate local flare. Just up the road from Jaco is the bridge where the crocs hang out. Shit load of em and this was the big daddy.



Next was up to Punteranus to catch the ferry over to Paquera. We got there about an hour before departure and got our tickets with no problem. It was actually quite peaceful until just before the ferry arrived.



Taxi Hell.

Once across the roads got better, or worse depending on your perspective. Midas could make a killing down here with shocks The roads are rougher than hell with huge pot holes but that doesn't slow em down one bit. Nothing like going 60 khm bumper to bumper dodging pot holes. It was awesome!!!!!!! No matter what your line was in a corner chances are there's a pot hole just waiting for you. Finally hit dirt as we neared St Teresa where we are now.





Our shack for tonight.




Be here two nights and we're heading over to Montezuma tomorrow. Hope to get more pix in the next few days. Damn hard to stop for pix going 100 kph with a guy 10 feet off your ass and no pull offs and if there is one god only knows what shape it is in.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #22
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Getting used to the Beemer. I ride a Wee Strom at home and really like it. The F800 GS is a nice bike and I really only have 2 issues with it, left side of engine gets warm enough to heat up your knee at times and the switches were designed for someone with weird shaped hands. Nothing is really where it feels right. Maybe by the end of the trip I'll get used to it. The route has mostly been blacktop, good and bad, and a little dirt at the end of today. The next couple days should be a lot more dirt I hope.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #23
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:08 AM   #24
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I've got the same croc pic from 2009. Being long lived and all, I'll bet it's the actual same croc, that big beastie in the middle that lords it over the rest of them? :)
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:43 AM   #25
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Went to dinner last night at a Soda and ordered "two" burritos expecting what you get in the states. Each one covered a large plate itself. Only made it through half of the second one. The sodas take great pride in what they serve in quantity and quality. Also heard our first howler momkey last night and I'm listening to one right now. Freaky sound.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:19 AM   #26
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Went to dinner last night at a Soda and ordered "two" burritos expecting what you get in the states. Each one covered a large plate itself. Only made it through half of the second one. The sodas take great pride in what they serve in quantity and quality. Also heard our first howler momkey last night and I'm listening to one right now. Freaky sound.
If you can, posting the prices of some of the meals and rooms and such would be helpful to those of us thinking about visiting this country.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:07 AM   #27
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You're travelin' and eating up the kms.....quite a few per day.
Lots of howlers (congos) around St Teresa, quite the alarm clock.
Going up the coast after Montezuma?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #28
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Lots of howlers (congos) around St Teresa, quite the alarm clock.

What I got a kick out of was listening to the Howler monkeys howling at the trucks when they would drive by…
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #29
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hey!
glad you like the country, let me know what are you planning to do or go we can ride together , i can show u a couple of nice roads.

i'm in CR ! would be fun to meet!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #30
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Glad to see its turning out to be a great trip!! Y'all have fun and enjoy every minute of it!!!
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