Fishfund is back (for 9 days)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Fishfund, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    I flew down to Costa Rica 9 days ahead of my friends. I just rented a xr250 and got service on my iPhone. Why not do a live ride report is real time for the next 9 days? There is 3G service everywhere. Here comes my first really real time report.
    This is Thorsten. After some negotiating and name dropping my blogging over at RoadRunner magazine he dropped the rental price from $55 to $36 a day. Off to a great start.
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    I have a friend who lives in Playa da Coco who happened to be in San Jose when I flew in yesterday. He picked me up and took me to www.Wild-Rider.com to rent the bike. We separated and I picked up a sim for my phone and we met back up 1/2 way back to his home.

    With 150k still to go before coco I find myself driving at night. Something I try not to do, but what I end up doing a lot.
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    Luckily the road didn't have any surprise potholes to kill me and I made it in safe to find a spider and scorpion in the house waiting to welcome me home. [​IMG]

    Now I'm all caught up and the rest of the report will be real time as I shoot the photos, and yes, I already have a poop picture on deck if anyone was curious.

    Tomorrow I'm going out fishing on the pacific with Gary who is one of my commercial fishing buddies from Alaska. Should be a great time.

    Adios
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  2. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    It's midnight, I'm going to bed and skipping the suicidal shower. [​IMG]
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  3. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    What's wrong with that shower? :wink: Last time in CR I had the chance to replace the heating element in one of these.
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    Good to see you at it again. ¬°Que te vaya super bien en CR!
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  4. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    Up at 6 am for our fishing trip, made some coffee, fed the dogs than ran around getting gas, beer and ice. [​IMG]
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  5. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Hey Luke! :wave

    Is the XR250 Tornado the same thing as a CRF250L? (this question is open to anyone that knows).

    Post Poop!! :lol3
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  6. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    And we are off for the day [​IMG]
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  7. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    :lurk
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  8. Coots

    Coots That's what she said

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    :D So in for another GREAT FISHFUND RIDE!!:wings
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  9. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    Caught a fish. We ended up getting about 6 of these. [​IMG]

    Saw some of these guys.
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    Filleting the fish
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    now we are going to where Gary works at a seafood restaurant to have our catch cooked for us. It will be our second dinner. Here was the first at the family's compound. [​IMG]
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  10. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    They are completely different bikes. CRF 250L being much "better". It's definitelly newer technology.
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  11. fishrman

    fishrman Been here awhile

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    I'm in
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  12. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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  13. coug66

    coug66 Coug66

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    The fishing is really good in Costa Rica, we brought so much fish to the restuarant we had to tell the gal "no mas por favor" as we were all stuffed. Any more would have just plain hurt.


    looking forward to tommorrow!
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  14. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Thanks Luke. :D
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  15. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    Was wondering when we would get our next Luke fix...

    Saw a pic of you in Noah's ride report when he bought your bike (no story to go with that pic either)...
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  16. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    small world, I didn't know there was any pictures of me in Noah's report. I've never met him in person, but we talk on facebook all the time. I want to do a fly and ride with him at some point during his trip.

    Also, I'm working on getting a third member of this site to commit to shooting a documentary this fall on the TAT. I've been itching to ride that for years now, and it may happen :clap
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  17. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Looks good. I am looking forward to seeing the world thru your eyes again!
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  18. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    The last two days were a whirl. I took off from coco and headed south to a Tamarindo. It's a popular surf town that is perfect size. I instantly made friends and just surfed and drank beer for the 48 hours. Now with only 5 days until I have to give the bike back I need to get back on the road. Hostal life is awesome and for anyone who has never done it, you need to go out and see what you are missing. However it is a doubled edged sword because it is hard to say good by to the great people that you met and lived with even if it was only a day or two. Facebook friend requests are always exchanged and there is light talk of meeting up in the future, but it never happens. It's a bitter sweet thing. As I am writing this I am waiting for my friends to come back from a tour so we can all have lunch together before I take off. It's kind of sad to leave, but the feeling of getting on the bike and taking off into the unknown is always great.

    Here are a few photos from the ride 2 days ago getting here. It was a unbelievable ride with great views and very little traffic. [​IMG]

    I was using my phone as a GPS and the road turned into this. [​IMG]

    And this.
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    There were monkeys screaming at me from up in the trees.
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    Eventually the trail turned back into a road and I pulled into town just at dusk. I rolled around town a big and settled into Blue Trailz Hostel. This is where I made my friends instantly and turned my phone off for two days.

    Thorsten said that there are some water crossings further south so that is the general direction I will head today.

    This place is great [​IMG]
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  19. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    Doing the TAT late June ~ July with a good buddy... Good luck getting to the TAT
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  20. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    Beach life [​IMG]
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