Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

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

  1. GuateRider

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    Hola Mario&family,
    it was so great having you guys over for the weekend !!!!!!
    Looking forward to our upcoming ride together up to Nebaj and the surrounding mountains :evil:evil:evil
    Julio
  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks Doug!!!

    Sara
  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  4. Saralou

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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Julio and Luisa took us for a ride on Sunday to the La Reunion Golf Course for breakfast with a view of the three volcanoes.




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    You can see the old lava stream on Volcan Fuego.



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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Daniel and Julio went for a guys ride up into the mountains to see another view of beautiful Guatemala.




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    We rode up to San Miguel Duenas to the Macadamia farm again to have their famous pancakes.




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    We were luck to be here for a visit from Mario97 from El Salvador.




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    We were walking in town and ran into our friends Frank and Linda from Partner for Surgery.




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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Heading out early we went to ride up the Pacaya Volcano, around to Laguna Caldera and Lago Amatitlan, and then to the Park of the Cross above Antigua.




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    This is our favorite place to buy fresh made hot tortillas and it is conveniently located next to the hot dog stand and the roasted chicken place.




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    Dan goofing off at the car wash again.


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    Sara tried out the 1200 may trade in her 650????




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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  9. decodent

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    That looks like a beautiful lake. And the weather ... how warm is it getting on you down there? Doesn't look like it's too hot or humid?

    Appreciating being able to do this adventure vicariously through you two. I'm planning on being down there in a couple years.

    ~Doug
  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Its about 25-26 degrees Celsius in the day and maybe 16 at night. Not humid at all. The beach at Monterrico is 35 plus and humid. Next post will be our adventure into the Guatemalan highlands.

    Cheers Sara
  11. GuateRider

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    Sara & Dan,
    it was a pleasure meeting you both and having you guys at our place for the last 2 weeks . I really enjoyed your company and our conversations and having the chance to show you some of my favorite places in Guatemala .
    Seeing you leave this morning, made me realize how much I miss being on the road :huh

    Safe travels my friends and keep on smiling !!!

    Julio



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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Dear Julio and Luisa

    We really appreciate how welcome you made us feel in your home! We are very glad we did not leave in January when we planned. Your advice to stay and see more of your beautiful Guatemala was golden.

    We enjoyed so much your company and fun sense of humor!!!! And the food of course.

    I will get a post done soon with pictures of the trip to Nebaj and beyond. We have been without internet for a few days traveling along your suggested route in El Salvador.



    Miss you guys!!

    Sara & Daniel
  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    GuateRider organized a road trip from Antigua up to the Quiche area of Guatemala. We had an international team from Guatemala, El Salvador, Germany, Canada, and Australia.




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    We met up with Megan in Antigua riding her Kawasaki from Edmonton. Frank came from Guatemala City joined us in Tecpan for breakfast representing team Yamaha.





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    Driving east on the CA-1 we stopped at the Mirador above Lago Atitlan for a photo op.







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  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We continued riding west towards the Quiche.



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    We stopped for a break in the city of Chichicastanango to visit the church and the market.







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    We joined up with Mario and Victor from El Salvador in Sacapulus. Next we headed up into the mountains towards Nebaj.




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    There was some pretty thick fog on the way.




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    We had a lunch stop in Nebaj before we ride up the dirt road to Acul.





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  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Our home for the weekend was at a finca where they make the famous Queso de Chancol .




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    The food here is served family style and there is lots of it! This is the group on Friday night.




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    We awoke in the morning to some light rain and mist.



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  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Things did improve early in the day and so the guys went out riding.




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    Their first stop was in Chagjul for a boot shine before riding in the wet and mud.



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    Here are some shots from the road.




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  17. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The afternoon was sunny so we got out for a walk on the farm.




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    We walked to the village of Acul and met a lot of friendly people. We visited a corn mill to see how flour and tortillas are made.




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    There was a party going on for the festival of the virgin of Candelaria . We had been joined by Trevor from Auatralia.




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    Here is the gang on Saturday night.




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  18. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We all headed back to sacapulus where Daniel and I continued west to the highlands of Chiantla and up to the Unicornio Azul.




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    We went for a hike in the hills,






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    Yes that says 8 degrees, which is the temperature inside too.




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    There is a small fire in the lounge where we spent our time.




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    We headed back to Antigua for a farewell dinner with Julio and Luisa. We also met back up with our friend Orvar from Sweden.




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  20. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Setting out from Antigua at 11 am Daniel, Orvar, and I rode thru the capital towards Cuilapa and south to the border town of Pedro de Alvarado.



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    On the way we were stopped waiting almost an hour at a construction zone. We met a nice couple Shimon and Veronica from San Salvador there and we stopped down the road with them for lunch.



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    Sara made friends with the local police. He really liked her bike and her RCMP mascot wearing the same hat as him.




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    There is not much to choose from for hotels here, but our choice was 5 star compared to the one next door.




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    We had hot water and aircon, which was essential in this heat. There was a very nice courtyard to park the bikes too.




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    This is the line up of trucks at the border day and night. Luckily bikes just ride to the front.




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