Space is the Place: Honduras High Country to the Nico Border

October 30th, 2015. With 10-12 days in which to cut across all of Honduras and Nicaragua from the Caribbean to the Pacific Coast, I had only marginal time to dilly dally. Especially with the route I’d planned… Luckily, 5 restful days … Read More

Resistance is Futile-a, on Utila

Utila Island, off the Caribbean coast of Honduras.   Staying in the home of Utila native Tempy, and her visiting boyfriend John. Another long distance bike tourist, I met John at a hostel in Guatemala. He’d sold me on the … Read More

Careening to the Caribbean: Lanquin to Utila

After a restful and recharging day soaking in the brilliant waters of Semuc Champey, I was ready to continue toward the Caribbean coast. An early morning breakfast and a leisurely goodbye to some old friends and new ones, I loaded … Read More

Pedealeando Verapaz: Antigua to Semuc Champey

  Last day in Antigua, Guatemala. What was planned as 3 days had become 2 weeks. Between discovery, romance, broken bike frame, and volcano climbing, the time went quickly. I’d gotten the new frame in this morning, quickly switched the … Read More

Overhauling an Ogre: Testing Surly’s Warranty… Again.

Where I rode: Antigua —> San Andres Itzapa —> San Martin Jilotepeque San Martin —> 15km North of San Martin. Awwwww Snap! Hiked up Volcan Acatenango   At long last, a triumphant return to the road. After so many short … Read More

Amphibious Amblings: A few weeks on Lake Atitlan

  NOTE: Sadly, my trusted and fantastic Sony camera is beginning to malfunction. So I’m needing to use the phone’s camera to take pictures more and more until I can get it fixed or replace it. Trying to still collect … Read More

Volumes of Volcanos: The Guatemala Edition.

Places I visited:  — Based out of Quetzaltenango (Xela) for a week — Hiked up Volcan Santa Maria — Was invited to compete in a local mountain bike race — Many other mountain bike rides in the area with local riders … Read More

Bestriding a Border: Southern Chiapas into the Guatemalan High Country

Where I Rode:  Day 1:  San Cristobal de las Casas –> El Chiflon Day 2: El Chiflon –> Comitan Day 3: Comitan –> Las Margaritas –> Lagos de Montebello Day 4: Exploring the Lagos Day 5: Lago Internacional –> Gracias … Read More

San Cristobal Stopoff: Life is good when you’re high… up!

Where I Rode:  — Various mountain bike routes around San Cristobal including San Felipe and San Jose. — Big loop out to the traditional Tzotzil communities of Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula. — Out and back to the ruins and … Read More

Motion for the Ocean: Oaxaca to Mazunte

Where I Rode: Day 1: Oaxaca —> Miahuatlan Day 2: Miahuatlan —> Santa Lucia —> El Aguacate Day 3: El Aguacate —> San Agustin Loxicha —> San Bartolome —> Colotepec —> Mazunte The next week was spent around the area … Read More

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