Costa Rica, finally

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by riderddonald, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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    I guess it's time to get this started. It only started about a year ago when I found out this years trip was to Costa Rica. A quick call and our trip was extended an extra week. Next was research on bike rental places. After reading as many RRs on Costa Rica as I could find (by the way thanks to everyone who has written RRs on CR) I had an idea of where and what I wanted to see. David at Costa Rican Trails has done a great job with all the arrangements. Also thanks to my new friends in CR for their help, especially Oscar, hope to get to meet you.

    So the bags are now packed and waiting and we leave for my sisters on thanksgiving morn and she,s driving us to the airport friday am. Not going to bore you all with pix of gear and prep. I hope to keep everyone updated as we go but hey if we're havin to much fun I may not get around to it till the end of the trip. By the way "we're" is my wife and me. Gotta love a gal who doesn't have enough sense to not get on behind you.

    I,ll keep ya posted

    Don
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  2. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    You'll have a great time, good luck.
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  3. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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    Thanks. I read your ride report back when I started researching CR. Always nice to get other peoples experiences before you go. Couldn't imagine two up on a DR. We've got an 800 GS rented. My wife is used to her Rusell Day Long seat and Pirates Lair back rest so even the 800 will be roughing it for her. She's a great pillion tho, couldn't ask for more. I'm hoping to post as we go but if not at the end of our trip we're spending 5 days at a resort and she wants to just relax. I'll go nuts just sitting around so doing a RR will give me something to do.
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  4. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    riderdonald,

    I hope you have an awesome trip!!! I look forward to your ride report.

    Pura Vida,
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  5. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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    I missed your RR somehow. Gives me something to read between now and friday morning.
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  6. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I'm in!

    Always in for CR reports!

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  7. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Post up lots-0-pics and have a Bavaria dark for me while you're there.


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  8. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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    I'll try, I will, and I always enjoy your RR
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  9. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    I am going to Costa Rica for 3 weeks in Feb 2013 - but not on a bike! So I am looking forward to your RR and pictures before I go. Maybe they will entice me to return.
    -ceej
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  10. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Tuanis!
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  11. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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    Gracias. Any other slang or general info appriciated. Can't find a slang section in my Costa Rican dictinary.
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  12. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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    Sitting at the gate in Pittsburg Pa. In Costa Rica in about 8 hrs.
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  13. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Tuanis = cool
    Mae = dude
    pura vida!

    those are the three you'll hear most.
    gas station = bomba
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    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  15. Quikegeo

    Quikegeo Been here awhile

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    Birra=beer!
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  16. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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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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  17. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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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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  18. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Looking forward to learning more about your bike, route, etc.

    Have an awesome trip!:ricky:ricky:ricky:
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  19. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    fun place.
    looking forward to the off road pictures.
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  20. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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    Have a great time....
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