Costa Rica: Trippin' with GR

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by GRinCR, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    The day begins on the bus. After 2 transfers and 3 buses I arrive to the DR.
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    I have been working the past days on the rebuild process (Story Here). Finally at 3,842 kms on the new dash (add 41k from previous owners and the 40K-ish I&#8217;ve done for the assumed total on this bike) I rolled it out of the garage. It fires up and I make a few runs around the block. I do not note any more needed adjustments. It is time. Where to?
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    First was back to Alajuela. I stopped and grabbed a kilo of Chicharrones and had to put on the rain gear. What would the first ride on the &#8220;new&#8221; bike be without a tropical downpour? After a huge lunch and a siesta at the in-law&#8217;s the wife and I depart.
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    We arrive home.
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    It wasn&#8217;t long before we were geared up and back on the road.
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    Scooters need riding too.
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    After a 20 minute ride on fresh asphalt, twisting and turning through the mountains we arrive in one of Costa Rica's most ionic citys.
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    Grecia.
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    It is getting dark so time to head back. As we hit one of the many little pueblos in route Ana says to me &#8220;Este soda olìa rica.&#8221; So we turn around and stop here for a Coke and a hamburgesa.
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    :happayThe bike is fixed! :happay

    Where to go, what to explore?:norton
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  2. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    finally subscribed to this.
    i guess the link in your sig. has avoided me this whole time!

    thanks again for your help!
    glad to see the DR is back in action!



    dont fry the ECU thingy
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  3. GRinCR

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    This trip was to meet one of my Sister-in-Laws, Yesenia. I still haven’t quite figured out the roads back here but it was an overnight trip which landed us somewhere around here?
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    Once again over the mountain via the 32, Zurqui route. Only now the winter rains were affecting traffic.
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    We only crashed for the night. Nothing eventful and by 0630 we were on the road back home. If I am remembering correctly we just made this trip for the RIDE!
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    DR in the AM in Sis’ back yard.
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    On the road…
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    By 0715 We are at this bridge.
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    In this part of the country everything is bananas.
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    Now this is how noobish we were, we took the same route home. Only this time stopped to snap a few pics in this valley.
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    Where Rìo Sucio meets Rìo Limpio
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    That was all for this ride…

    We are trying to squeeze in a “real time” ride… soon…
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  4. QCRider

    QCRider Adventurer

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    Cool pic! I haven't been in that part of the country on the bike yet... Will put that on the "Rides to do" list. Thanks for sharing Greg!
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  5. GRinCR

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    01Aug09
    An International Surf Competition was the excuse to ride :D.
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    This was the first ever trip camping off the back of the Moto. Sad to say it was our last, but if I have my way we will be camping on the next ride… maybe.... someday...
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    0706. Off work and in route. Quick pit stop at the casa for a change of footwear.
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    Upon arrival we set up camp here.
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    In this area of the world the Scarlet Macaw population has rebounded nicely.
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    We realized our camp wasn’t so intelligently placed. No shade and the coconuts fell with the intent to kill :eek1. We quickly relocated as soon as an ideal spot opened up.
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    By sunset we were running out of Rum and I remember the match of fisticuffs which took place over that little glass of Rum and OJ :loadedNote to self: half liter is not enough for two.
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    The experience would not have been complete without a campfire.
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    0548. A view from our front door the next morning.
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    The Macaws were out in full force.
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    Our Neighbors.
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    I found this interesting… Swiss surf team:scratch?
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    Ahhh, Playa Hermosa! Known for breaking boards and surf boards are not cheap.
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    1319, 02Aug. Back at the homestead.
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    Hasta la Proxima Aventureros!
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  6. KLRmonkey

    KLRmonkey Adventurer

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    Nice little adventure - thanks for sharing Greg.

    I miss the beach! Hoping to make my way out west to California (home) again soon. Atlanta is a nice place to live, but it's not LA. :cry
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  7. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    right on man :thumb

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  8. GRinCR

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    Hello all…
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    Please excuse the delay, life outside of motociclismo is getting in the way of my riding habits. I am currently juggling a 48hr a week, uhhh “Job” (CENSORED), University, a very active two year old and my old man is in town visiting to boot. I have recently been offered a much better position, in my area of interest with a much more stable company, a pay increase and less hours. The catch is the three hour exam as part of the recruitment process which requires me to know ALL the material. Most of this information has yet to be covered at the U so I have been dieting on different dark roasts of coffee and no sleep to smash a year’s worth of course work into 96-ish hours. 48 to go :yikes!
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    If this whole work thing wasn’t required to put gas in the tank, I would give it up altogether. Overrated :pierce!
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    I managed to squeeze a ride in last week but it is a three rides in one report so no time to post that one. In the meantime, while I procrastinate the day of cramming ahead of me, here is a quickie from 2009.
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    My wife had seen some news clip about a waterfall near-by… excuse processed… VALID! Let’s Ride!!
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    We arrive just before noon and begin our hike through the jungle.
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    Lets make this "trip" more interesting: One orange and two purple please!
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    We arrive and bask in the glory of this roaring waterfall. Well, not quite, but it was tall.
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    At this time in history, the new toll-way to the pacific coast (Hwy 27) was under construction. Being not the USA, we just drove around the barriers and had a wonderful ride home on dirt!
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    The end… of this one.

    :clapThank you again for tuning in:clap!
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  9. QCRider

    QCRider Adventurer

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    Hey Greg,

    That last picture - is this actually what became the Hwy 27? It looks familiar...

    Looks like I got here a bit too late and missed all the fun! :D
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  10. GRinCR

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    Hey QC,

    Once life settles, we ride :freaky.

    Yes, that is what the 27 was before they runied it with pavement. That particular pic was taken on another day when we hooked up to it via Escobal.

    No worries about missing that fun on the 27... there is still the unfinished Cordillera debachle up north! :evil

    Cheers.
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  11. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    this is cool! i've never seen a purple one before


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    here are a few of the alabama variety

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  12. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    Not too much of a ride to report, just the 6 km jaunt into town to run a few errands yesterday morning. In route I was treated to a very clear view across the valley. Something wan't quite right :evil...
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    Turns out the Volcán Turrialba was pitching a fit. 350 cubic meters of ash were released and in the 5 hours of activity, more than 150 earthquakes were registered.
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    Just another day in the land before time... here is another from the out-house at my inlaw's house. 0530-ish in 2011
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    Who says you can't find ADV in 6 kilometers?

    Happy trails all!
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  13. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    By God! Can it be real? I’m going for a ride!
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    The past few months have been absolutely nuts. I have the bouncing baby boy who never stops bouncing. I had to do a bike rebuild (story here) which pretty much tapped me out. Then had to pay for and start my University studies again. All while putting in a 48 hour work week in the sports betting industry.
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    Then just this past week, while my father is visiting, a new job opportunity appears. This is great news, but I had to cram 30+ hours of review videos into four days. Videos of a year’s worth of course work which I had taken a year ago. Much needed refresher in order to pass the recruitment exams. Exams passed, configuration and troubleshooting exams scheduled for later this month and University finals next week. :jump… I need a vacation, so I am taking one.
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    The ride excuse: Dad is here and needs to see some of Costa Rica. Because I still have class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, he and the wife/kid take off Tuesday and I meet them on Wednesday via MOTO :norton!!
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    Of course I have the most direct and quickest route chosen :lol3
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    I start at the northern most point of the painted trail. The blue, as marked, is paved until the path climbs out of the valley up into Santiago de Puriscal. There I will head in a Southerly direction on the dirt Route 239. Somewhere at or just past a town called Alto Gloria I want to turn right to the town called Gloria. This is where the route unknown to me begins. I somehow plan to drop into or near Jaco. If not, all the way to Parrita on the 239, then back up to Jaco on slab.
    The destino final? Morgan’s Cove Resort and Casino for mucho:slurp and :jose.
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    Google Earth doesn’t have any good imagery of the area so there are a lot of :confused’s. I don’t’ know distances, but I do know for fact a route exists as another inmate just recently did it on his Katoom ADV. A completely guesstimated distance of this leg is 100 kms… time will tell.
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    Scheduled departure since riding solo and no make-up needed: 0430, Wed. 05Jun13.
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    Stay tuned.
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  14. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    In light of the up and coming ride I decided it was time to take care of some much over-due, routine maintenance. I have had the equipment lying around, just put off the work in order to eek every last bit of life out of the old chain. Seeing this ride will be a tit-bit longer than my 12km RT work commute… time to be smart.
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    I didn’t bother to take the measurements and compare them to spec, but am quite sure the chain was spent.
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    Now the sprockets were another story. After reading Suntheavy’s current “Financial Suicide” RR:bow (Here) and Swamp’s “Flesh Eater” RR:strum (Here), I still had years worth of life on the rear sprocket and would likely never have to replace the front. Sad to throw away $$ like that, but change one, change it all.
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    Now I quit my two packs a day habit two years ago when my son was born, but what fun would wrenching be without beer and cigarettes. Also, after my last wrench job I ended up with this cool new ash tray that never sees any tobacco use.
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    Back to work… thread the new chain through…
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    Press on the master link…
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    And f*ck up the Rivet job :baldy. Guess which one I did first?
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    The one on the right :huh… Makes sense, no?
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    All the while Layla was laughing at me.
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    Now the fun begins.. RIDE:super. Here are my bring along tools
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    They all pack down into this.
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    I have also since replaced the rear rubber even though there was still some life left on it. But the winter rains have come early this year. I have not done the hydroplaning thing on a moto yet, but have done bald and gravel; not much fun.
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    So, back to the present: 05Jun13. 0430, on-time departure still projected (funny how easy that is without the wife). Pre-flight checks/lubes are complete and the bike is packed. I am going to go lay in bed for the next three hours and wait:rayof.
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    Enjoy work everyone !

    :rilla
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  15. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    Here is a quick rundown:
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    -130 kilometers
    -60 +/- off pavement
    -3 hours 30 minutes in route
    -R&R and Beer pool/oceanside.
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    -More :jkam
    -100 Kilometers
    -1 hour 45 minutes in route
    -All slab, but twisty
    -Rain
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    The full RR in time…
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    <o:p>I still have finals to take, my Pop’s last day, then back to work and Mom arrives on Tuesday!
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    </o:p>Cheers :beer,
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  16. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    good stuff GR. i like your rope tool, nice rivet job :D and thanks for the RR reference :nod


    ride on dude
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  17. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Hey! Watch this.

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  18. GRinCR

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    05Jun13. Off to the beach with Dad.
    Here is how this little trip worked out. My father had been in country for almost a month now, and we hadn&#8217;t done jack sh*t. I was feeling bad since he flew this far and all I had been doing was working and studying, and studying more :bore. So I put all that crap on hold, used a vacation day at work and we were off. Since I still had class (Tues & Thurs) and was not allowed any more &#8220;no shows&#8221;, the wife, child and Grandpa took off on Tuesday, the fourth, and I would meet them early the next day. I got a very stern warning from the wife :fightabout not arriving at 1000 because I was out ADV&#8217;ing, hence my early departure.
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    With a few odds and ends to tie up on the bike after class, I was up quite late. There was the pre flight check/lube and to fix a nasty rattle in my prototype dashboard. The cookie sheet isn&#8217;t quite pulling it&#8217;s own weight.
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    By 0040, all is finished and I post a Pre-Ride RR.
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    I posted three hours or so before I was to depart. Turns out my post was a bit of a lie; I was able to sleep. It also turns out my phone, when I had to turn it back on, had adjusted the time as well. So the alarm rings at 0400 for my 0430 departure&#8230; Something was amiss&#8230; it was very bright outside&#8230; not supposed to be that way&#8230;?
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    0610 departure and I am beyond pissed :splat. Not a good way to start the ride. I had estimated, without stopping to f*ck around, that this trip would take four hours. 0600 plus four = 1000. Precisely the time my wife warned me about. This begins a very exhausting mental battle.
    I. I hate tardiness
    II. I may have to skip the ADV and get there on pavement.
    III. If I do stick to the plan, I am going to have to bomb through it, not stopping for pics or to smell the roses
    IV. This trip is going to suck and I am not going be satisfied at the end of it.
    V. I f*cking hate Blackberry
    VI. To ADV or not to ADV?
    VII. Would this be placing my own selfish desires before time with my family?

    You know that kind of sick sh*t, and it went on and on&#8230; My case supporting ADV had gone awry from the beginning and it got worse; it was the beginning of rush-hour and I was going in the same direction as all the working fools. It took me nearly an hour just to cross the valley floor&#8230; F*CK, even more behind schedule.
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    0657 a look back across the Central Valley to where I just came from.
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    I finally make it to Santiago de Puriscal. No clue what time it was, or how far I had traveled solely because it was time to make a choice. The debate was still raging in my head :turkish: Turn right onto twisty slab I know well and only an hour and a half more OR take the left fork into the unknown? I stop at a gas station and target a gentleman on a dirty, yellow Yamaha DT. I ask him what he knows of my planed route. He tells me what I am anticipating; it will be another three hours to Jaco. I thank him and carry on still battling with myself and not enjoying what surrounds me.
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    The time has arrived. I reached the crossroads&#8230; I hesitated but chose left. A short distance down the road I ran into a washout (sorry no pic). The road had completely fallen off the side of the mountain and was now being bypassed on the secondary road 100 meters or so behind me. So I turn around and call it quits; this ADV is over. I only make it about 200 meters past the bypass and I stop again. Cursing out loud in my helmet. This blows big f*cking, pink Howler Monkey Balls :becca. This went on for a while.
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    The final verdict had been reached. Yeah I know, I&#8217;m a selfish prick and I don&#8217;t care. My wife signed a nuptial contract :deal that was forever so she is pretty much screwed and will have to deal with it. My Dad; I know him and he won&#8217;t care. My son isn&#8217;t even two yet so he won&#8217;t remember the trip, much less what time I arrived. On top of that, yesterday I worked 10 hours and sat through 4 hours of lecture while they (Wife, Dad, Joe) were doing this:
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    :jomommaIt is ADV time for me :norton!
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    I was on my way, deeper into my voyage and further from civilization. The views got bigger and bigger.
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    The time is 0752 and I am wondering why I have not seen the pavement end :scratch?
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    Some years ago I had done this route and my memory is telling me this is wrong. I was still not at the point where &#8220;I am the ride&#8221; and thoughts of turning back start trickling into my brain.
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    Stay tuned&#8230; I will wrap this up tomorrow&#8230;
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  19. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    05jun13. Jaco Beach with Dad. Pt. II

    Moving along…
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    So I was riding along wondering why this road was paved. My memory from years ago and map is telling me the pavement ends just outside of Puriscal and I left that behind me 20/30 minutes ago. The thought of turning around began to play a roll again…
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    Amazing how the mind works. As if my thoughts had brought on the end of the slab because only a few minutes later (0800) and the pavement ended.
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    This is the best marker I have in regards to where exactly the tarmac had ended. If I am not mistaken, this is the “city” of Salitrales only five minutes down the road.
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    I was still battling with myself, not about turning around, but about how to deal with the rest of the ride. I was torn between trying to just get there as fast as possible or taking whatever time it takes and getting a proper RR. I knew what I wanted to do, but was having trouble getting there… I continue riding…
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    It wasn’t until I saw this guy. It was a complete surprise to see a bus on this route, much less a long haul bus in route to Quepos.
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    I am not sure what exactly it was, but when I came across this bus it happened. “I am the ride” :ricky. Maybe it was the thought of how long that bus ride would take or the jaw-dropped stares I got and the thumbs up from the driver as I went by… Game on! Now I just relaxed and started riding hard. Sliding the bike around a little but just riding in general. I stopped looking at the clock and rode. I received my first speed check soon after as I nearly slid through a downhill right hander. I later had another reality check.
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    The winter rains have started early this year and with vengeance. The road is showing signs of it. My second check came as I was hugging the inside of another right hand turn. At the apex I noticed something… erosion :eek1. My wheels passed inches from the edge of a show stopping plunge into a ravine. As well as erosion there was a slide or two along the way.
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    This one birthed this little rock.
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    The temperature rose as I descend from the mountains.
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    Before I knew it I had reached my second crossroads: La Gloria Alto, 0840, 94kms thus far.
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    Here the options were much the same :lobby… continue on a road I have ridden before or veer off into lands unknown. Time was no longer an issue and I was starving. So I stopped at the intersection for about a half hour to eat some cookies I stashed in the tank bag and to return the dozen missed calls I had from my wife. She was pissed as I expected. “I told you… Always turning 1 hour into 3… I am going to pack up and go home…” I say, “Yeah, yeah honey I know, you will live, put my Dad on the phone.” I tell my dad to toss here in the pool and cool her off :rad and that I expect to be there in an hour or so. Dad says, “Ok, just be careful and arrive.”
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    As I ate I took some time to shoot the sh*t with some folks outside the neighborhood supermarket. They asked the standard questions of “How big is that bike, How much did it cost and what the hell are you doing out here?” I in return asked of their local knowledge about my planned route. All tell me the road is fine and one youngster on a Pulsar 220 told me that on my bike I would be in Jaco in 15 minutes. 15 Minutes? Sounds good and the ADV trail it is!
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    At 0850 I leave La Gloria Alto and continue on.
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    What would an ADV ride be without a river crossing?
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    As the road makes it final drop out of the mountains I find myself following one river after another.
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    Until 0930, 115kms and the pavement reappears.
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    I turn left onto the CR-PCH and signage tells me 12kms to Jaco. I flog the DR, holding about 120km/hr leaving Playa Hermosa behind.
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    0942, 129.5 kms total and I have arrived to the destino final: Morgan’s Cove Resort and Casino.
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    Now the wife came out and tried to be angry, but I quickly reminded her she was only within her rights if I arrived at 1000. It was a quarter to :fitz.
    I know 10AM is a bit early but a few kilometers ago I forgot about time and it is always 5 o’clock somewhere.
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    The rest of the day was spent as follows:
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    Pool Time:
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    Wildlife:
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    Lunch:
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    More Beer: (Imperial Execs: PM me for where to mail the check)
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    More Wildlife: (these guys are everywhere!)
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    More Pool Time:
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    Then around 1600 the rains came and it was siesta time.
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    The final route chosen looked something like this. Tracing back 12kms from Jaco puts my exit from the mountains at the city of Quebrada Amarrilla. This seems correct since I did not come out as far South as Esterillos and I needed to travel some to reach Playa Hermosa.
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    Day II later. Maybe today, maybe not… Mom arrives SJO tonight at 1900!
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  20. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    Alajuela, Costa Rica via MN.
    Thanks and no problem on the shameless plug. Just doing a public service because that "Flesh Eater" is a must read.

    :beer