Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

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    Montezuma is a hippy town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. There is no surf here but there is a cool river with some waterfalls and swim holes to play in

    Here is the lower falls. It is about 100 feet . Too high to jump from but it has a nice pool to swim in

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    Here is the middle falls. To get there, you have to climb up the side of the waterfall using roots and anything else you can to pull yourself up

    You can jump from this waterfall in to the deep pool below. It is 45 feet and it hurts a bit when you hit the water.

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    Here is the upper falls

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    Here I am swimming in the middle pool after my jump.

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    CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

    It shows the middle and lower waterfalls from a really cool prospective.

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    I ran in to a group of guys doing a 7 day tour on dirt bikes here in Costa Rica. It made me miss doing my Baja tours

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    The beaches here in Montezuma
    The second picture shows the hostel I am staying at right on the beach for $10 a night

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    I found these guys here in Montezuma looking for a banana handout

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    Awesom!
    I am very impressed with your list of the people travel the world you met along the way.
    How long have you been with this trip? And you are planning for the 800days trip as your thread title?
    Ride safe and have fun!
  12. flyingdutchman177

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    At the beginning of my blog, I mentioned that you can do anything you want in this world as long as you are willing to pay the price.
    I sold my house
    I sold my 1967 lotus elan
    I sold my XR650R
    I even sold my Dan Gurney Eagle BMX bike that I have had since I was 9 years old.
    I was ok with getting rid of all those things
    But I just lost something that I was hoping that I wouldn't ever lose
    I lost my girl friend and my best friend.
    She was a perfect fit for me.
    She loved motorcycles.
    She was fun
    and she had a good head on her shoulders and a big heart.
    But with me being gone so long took its toll on our relationship.
    She wants more and I guess I don't blame her.
    Now I am really traveling alone.
    I paid a big price to do this trip.
    Makes me wonder if it is all worth it.
    And until you have to give up something you love to do something else that you love, you don't know how I am feeling.
    At this point, there is no going back and trying to repair the damage that has been done. Part of me wants to try. But I have come this far. I might as well keep going. I dont really have much left to come back to
  13. nanox14

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    dude that sucks big time, but like you said, you are already in this ADVENTURE and this this is probably going to be one of the HIGHLIGHTS of your life,, KEEP RIDDING and enjoy LIFE:clap
  14. Shapi

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    No you're not! You see how much support you have from folks you have never met.

    Look she knew your deal, who you are and the vigor with which you attack life with when she got into your dish. Even if you walked away yesterday, it would be something else tomorrow. Hang in there Ed. This too will pass!
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  15. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    ++++++1 Having done many a boys trips and adventures, my bride of 26 years understands how I am wired as I do for her. Sometimes it's just not a match and we move on with the pain and hopefully learn and grow from the experience. The good news? The open road is some of the best ways to clear the head..:norton.............

    Ride Baby! Ride!!!!!!
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    That's rough on both counts. I feel for ya.
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    you're right Ed, and that really does suck. :(


    however. the only thing that i've learned in my 42yrs of living this life we live is that there is always something else to love. be it motorcycle, lead sled, riding the baja, or doing a trip like yours! focus on your next love and maybe something good will happen.

    shit man, you're in the absolute CENTER of the hottest women in the planet, imho...you're a good looking gringo with a spendy bike on a trip round the freakin' world man! and there are those smokin' hot indian women as well......

    ride on brother! :freaky
  19. Pete_Tallahassee

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    Snap out of it Lalo. The women come and the women go.
    You are doing what you really want to do or you would not be doing it.

    Check out James Allen "As a Man Thinketh"

    I'm enjoying your photos and tales.:dllama
  20. qman67

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    That's a tough one. I hear your pain! Take care my friend.
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