Costa Rica, 7 Days, 2-up on a DR 650

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by whizzerwheel, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. jdhallman

    jdhallman flatlander

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    thanks for taking the time to post this. i am going to try to take a similar trip in feb. i've been to the CR a few times but never cross country on a bike. thanks again. another great reason to check in with ADV on a daily basis.:clap
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  2. infoatnmmoto

    infoatnmmoto with the band

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    Felt like I was along for the trip!! Thanks. :clap
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  3. MZcountryboy

    MZcountryboy Long timer

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    I'm late to the party, but WOW!

    wicked!

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  4. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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    Thanks buddy...but not as cool as that Trans Lab Solo gig. Well...in a different way maybe.
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  5. Lakerider

    Lakerider Been here awhile

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    I spent a week in Playa Grande and area last September and really want to do a moto trip there as well. Love CR!! I've been reading at work and, unfortunately, none of the photos download so I am full of imaginary CR scenery and ticos, etc. Thanks for the RR. Makes me wonder if my wife would go for this...........:freaky
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  6. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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    Wild-Rider rents suv's too. Let her ride along in luxury if she wants. Just a thought...:evil
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  7. Aurelio Jr.

    Aurelio Jr. Give me six months

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    I've forgotten how much I miss Costa Rica while looking at those pics.
    Not the meals though. I had the same combo of beans, rice, pineapple, and guava three times a day for two weeks.
    The thing that really amazed me there was the number of "Imperial" beer ads.
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  8. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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    Oh yeah, that was a good one. Makes me want to take the wife of 38 years on a vacation with my DR650, but she won't ride. Something about not wanting to undo her hip replacement by crashing...

    Dave
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  9. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    What a dork!!!!

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  10. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Nice work David.... I finally had the hour and a half to sit down and read this thread while Cindy & Lauren were out tonight..... It's like finally seeing the movie you've been waiting months to see...

    oh and nice work with the hot chicks too... I like where you head is at... :lol3

    So tell me.... there were no K12LTs to rent???? :lol3 or at least something in orange :evil say in the 950cc range????
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  11. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Really enjoyed the report. Thanks so much.


    A CR vacation is officially on my ride list.
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  12. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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    A-Bone...
    At 25+ years, we're definitely at the "function above form" stage...hence the chubby cheek shot of Carla. :D Notice I didn't put any of those of me in...and there were some.
    Thanks for the attaboy, thats always appreciated.
    As far as the size of the bike...I got raised eyebrows everytime I told people how big the DR was. Very unusual to see anything as big as that even. The only big bikes I saw anywhere, were on the Pan American hwy, and I could count them on one hand.

    Hope your project is going well. Gotta stop by and give you some manual labor if you need it.
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  13. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    :lol3 I notice you almost cropped yourself out of the swimming-in-the-ocean pic...

    As far as the size of the bikes: You've got to figure if the biggest roads through most of a country are what we would consider side roads here, then what do you need a big ass bike for??? Remember on that ride out through Actworth to go grab the NH tag in So West NH last year, the 12GS got sideways on you right where the pavement switched to gravel on a corner with no warning... I'm guessing that at that moment a 650 or smaller would have been a whole lot easier to get back in line than a full size monster.... Way to keep it up though...

    The pharmacy is comming along... should be open by the end of next month... I hope... I may rope you into some labor intensive task one of these days.... you've been warned... :thumb Do you have a mobile pressure washer with a heating element at the shop???
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  14. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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    Yup...Pressure washer but no heat. If you got a hot water outlet, you could use that as the water source for the unit. You can use it anytime you like.
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  15. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Thanks

    :thumb :thumb
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  16. Redburn

    Redburn Been here awhile

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    Great report Thanks for taking us along
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  17. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Heading over the border to Ticoland tomorrow. Thanks for the research material:thumb
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  18. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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    You're welcome buddy...have a great time, and I wish I were there right now. :clap
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  19. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Great ride around the lake today, staying at Essence Arenal now.
    WET and windy, but what a blast!:thumb
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/4396482920/" title="_DSC1216 by antontrax, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4396482920_c0ba454d7a_o.jpg" width="600" height="399" alt="_DSC1216" /></a>

    Thanks again
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  20. Zrexrob

    Zrexrob Fla Mountains...yep!

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    Looks like a fantastic trip!!!:D
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