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Old 12-17-2009, 01:10 PM   #46
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Great Report!

I'm off to CR on the 23rd, two up, and I've booked with Wild Rider. Our route will cover some of the same territory so the report was really helpful.

A couple questions:

1) Any one place (area) you were at where you wish you had the time to spend another day?

2) Accomodation - we are there over Christmas, so it could be busy and I haven't made a booking except the arrival departure days; did you have any problems getting a room?

Thanks
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:24 PM   #47
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"Honest, Honey, I was taking your picture and this girl just walked right in front of the camera!"



Great trip and report - what a blast you must have had!
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:57 PM   #48
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MCP...I remember you from the L.A. thread. If the weather is good, I personally like the mountains the best. Most fun riding. My only minor regret is not having enough time to do the "pass of death" The road that leads from Dominical which is south of Quepos, back up into the mountains... 11,000' to San jose. We were gonna do it, but didn't have enough time to get back if we did. Thorsten will point out some nice areas there, which we never got to. But aside from that, the Monteverde area was a place I could spend more time.

Christmas is a busy time there I'm told, it will certainly be harder to find places to stay, but I would run this by Thorsten and get his opinion. It would be too bad to have to be somewhere every night.


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I'm off to CR on the 23rd, two up, and I've booked with Wild Rider. Our route will cover some of the same territory so the report was really helpful.

A couple questions:

1) Any one place (area) you were at where you wish you had the time to spend another day?

2) Accomodation - we are there over Christmas, so it could be busy and I haven't made a booking except the arrival departure days; did you have any problems getting a room?

Thanks
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #49
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Mucho Gracias

Got it, and our first day takes us south - 11,000 ft.

thanks again
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:55 PM   #50
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Thank's for the post i'll be there the 29 dec to 15 jan 2010 on motorcycle .Yes i rent it from Thorsten .Very helpfull post .
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:06 AM   #51
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I love all of the pics and i'm glad to see you guys enjoy the trip and to see that my people treat you as your family.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:39 PM   #52
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MCP...My only minor regret is not having enough time to do the "pass of death" The road that leads from Dominical which is south of Quepos, back up into the mountains... 11,000' to San jose. ...
The road from Dominical to Perez Zeledon (San Isidro) is cool. And so is the ride from PZ to San José. I think on a motorcycle I'd try to do this earlier in the day rather than late in the afternoon. Lots of fog possible and it can get chilly as you pass through Cerro de la Muerte.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #53
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Great Report!!! Thanks for sharing .

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Old 12-19-2009, 07:24 AM   #54
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Great RR!

My wife and I plan on spending a month, two-up, in Mexico during the first quarter of 2010. We will be on our R1100GS.

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:57 AM   #55
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"Honest, Honey, I was taking your picture and this girl just walked right in front of the camera!"

Great trip and report - what a blast you must have had!
I was wondering how your wife liked all the pictures of the Costa Rican "scenery" on her 25th anniversary ride report?
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:19 AM   #56
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Great pictures and report. Congrats on the 25 years. Thanks for the work of sharing. Does the rental place have KLR's ? Much better for two up in my opinion.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:59 AM   #57
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Thanks for all the pictures to gawk at while I am snowbound.

I love the area around Arenal. We stayed at the Hotel Tiliwa for a couple nights on our last trip.

Next time I plan to rent a bike.
Wild Rider needs a rental shop over in Liberia. I haven't been over to San Jose yet.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:25 AM   #58
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What an awesome way to spend your 25th anniversary.

Thanks for sharing, and good job on an excellent ride report!

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Old 12-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #59
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A most awesome way to celebrate 25 years of marriage! Good Going!
What a beautiful country, I quite enjoyed your report!
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #60
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Great pictures and report. Congrats on the 25 years. Thanks for the work of sharing. Does the rental place have KLR's ? Much better for two up in my opinion.
Thank you very much...I don't think they have any KLR's, but there is a BMW dealership that rents beemers and larger bikes. The DR650 was way bigger than most of the bikes that we saw there, and in hindsight it really was good for most of the riding that we did.
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