Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    How come you changed the name of your RR ?? The old one was so much better :evil:evil:evil
    Just kidding, love the new one :clap:clap:clap

    Good luck with finding what you're looking for !!
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  2. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Thanks for the great advice Julio!!


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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We are back in lovely Antigua with the famous Guaterider as our host and local travel guide. Julio may be sorry he convinced us to stay longer in Guatemala, because we may never leave (he didn’t). This is a great walking town. We headed to the library to see the current photo exhibit. Walking down the street of the arch we stopped to buy wine and some delicious chocolates.

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  4. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    We headed out the next day to see some local sights. The first stop was a ride up the hillside above the city to have breakfast with a view of the three volcanoes. We had the best table on the front of the patio.





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    The grounds of the Santa Domingo are and out door sculpture gallery. They have many Love Parakeets that are trained to sit on your shoulder.





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  5. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Great Ride Report, guys! I'm hoping that me and the Mrs can do the same thing someday...

    My only question right now is about the cylindrical luggage device...what is it, and what's in it????
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  6. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    Your ride is keeping me inspired to do my own Alaska to Tierra del Fuego trip. Wishing you a wondrous journey!
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  7. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Thanks for the props!

    C Stain

    They are " tool tubes" designed and built by Daniel. Mine has heated jackets for both of us. Daniels has mini motorcycle jumper cables, a few tie downs, and two bike covers. They are made of PVC pipe with well caps that lock on.

    Sara
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  8. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Next we headed to San Miguel Dueñas to visit the macadamia nut farm. We had a tour in English that explained that the two types of edible nuts come from two trees with either pink or white flowers.


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    The trees each make six sizes of nuts that are sorted, dried, and the shells are removed.


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    They can then be salted, are made into butters, oils, or creams. Here you can get a free facial, and some yummy macadamia pancakes.


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  9. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Since we like a circle route we continued down the road with a quick stop at the car wash for a 20 min power wash for 15Q (2$). It was however wasted as we then soon ran out of pavement and continued the rest of the way up into the mountains and around to Parramos in the dirt which was quite deep and dusty at times.



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    This of course meant a shoeshine!


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  10. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    The next day we ventured back east of the city to San Andrés Itzapa to see the sacrifice to Maximon who is a folk saint venerated in various forms by Maya people in Western Guatemala. Continuing west we went to the Ruins at Iximche where there are also alters for sacrifice still used by the Mayan people.




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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Thanks for taking the time to share your travels
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  12. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Hey Deadly 99

    Thanks so much! We are exploring Guatemala. There is so much to see here and tons of cool riding off the beaten track.

    Sara
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  13. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Now for the BEACH. We set out from Antigua in the mountains and at a pleasant 24 degrees, but as we drove closer to the coast it was 35 degrees.



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    The drive here is nice and with very few of the dreaded tope. You pay a 5Q toll to cross the bridge over the canal in the mangroves to get access to Monterrico, which is a small town on the coast.




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    There are quite a few restaurants and small hotels. There is of course lots of seafood.



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    The sand is black and very fine. The ocean is like bathwater it is so warm.




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    The coast of Guatemala is straight without bays and there is only open ocean in front of you. This makes for s spectacular sunset.





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    TOMORROW WE FREE BABY TURTLES INTO THE SEA!
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  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    There is a turtle-breading center near our hotel where they hatch the eggs that they rescue from the beach and they breed turtles too.





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    Each night you can release 1-day-old turtles into the sea.





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  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  17. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    In Antigua, Guatemala we met up with two famous inmates!!

    Guaterider from Guatemala & Mario97 from El Salvador

    with BCDano from Canada




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  18. marior97

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    Hola Sara y Daniel, great meeting up with you and Julio, had a great time ¡
    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap to your RR ¡¡
    Nos vemos pronto ¡¡
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  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Looking forward to riding with you this weekend



    :rofl



    Sara
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  20. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    Love those pics of the bikes on the mini barge! Looks like your adventure continues to be a great one. Looking forward to seeing more photos and reading your tales along the way. ~Doug