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

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

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

T2, T3 and now T4! A reunion in San Juan del Sur

 11/16/2015. I rolled away from Hostal Zopilote on Ometepe Island early in the morning towards San Juan del Sur to stay with my old friend Tucker’s Dad, also named Tucker. It felt a little premature to leave Ometepe as I’d … Read More

Oh My, Oh Me! Ometepe!

November 14th, 2015. Ometepe Island (pronounced oh-meh-TEH-peh), a peculiar land formation composed of two enormous volcanos in the center of Lake Nicaragua. A mere google map search leads to great intrigue. A visit led to even more…   At long … 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

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