Deciding the Darien Gap — To Ride or not to Ride?

1/25/2016   Panama City, Panama. “So… How are you planning to cross the Darien???” This question has been repeated countless times both by friends, family, other cyclists and locals alike (never mind the broken record in my own head). For … Read More

Rolling on La Ruta… Sin los Conquistadores: San Jose to Pavones, Costa Rica

1/7/16 San Jose, Costa Rica.   Central America seems to have a hold on me. I expected to pass through these countries within 2-3 months total. It’s been 4 and I’m still in Northern Costa Rica! Lots of bike technicals … Read More

No Bike on New Year’s: Being a Backpacker in Costa Rica

12/26/2015. Just outside of Montezuma, Costa Rica. I can’t believe it. Grounded yet again due to a major technical problem. That odd new grinding noise that began shortly before a very steep section of road on the Nicoya Peninsula followed … Read More