Setting the Tone for South America: Capurgana to Girardota

3/8/16 Capurgana, Colombia. At long… long last, I have arrived in South America. Words cannot convey the excitement I feel about this piece of land. Somehow it seems that all I’ve ridden, all I’ve experienced, all I’ve learned, has been … Read More

Crossing to Colombia: By land, sea, land, sea, etc.

3/2/2016 Panama City.   My last day in Panama City (I HOPED!). After spending weeks longer here than I expected, I finally had a moderately reliable plan for how to get on with the journey South, to enter Colombia. Having … Read More

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

Nailed on the Nicoya: Rompiendo un Rohloff

12/17/2015. I landed in Liberia international airport in Northern Costa Rica from a restful, exciting, and unexpectedly long side trip to Colombia. The 5000’ elevation loss was significant to say the least, as I was drenched with sweat the moment … Read More

Liberia Liberation: Going Down to get Up, in the Air!

12/2/2015. Over 2 weeks spent basking in the sunny comforts of San Juan del Sur, it was time to keep moving. Not only because I longed for the road, but also to do the unthinkable: get on an airplane. Many … Read More

Noodling around Northern Nicaragua

November 7th, 2015: Continuing the race to meet friends in Southwestern Nicaragua from Northeastern Honduras, I had less than a week to get there. Awakening early in the small mountain town of Teupasenti, Honduras, and tired from some hard days … Read More

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

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

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