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

Atitlan to Antigua: Modus Diferandi

Where I traveled:  San Marcos La Laguna —> San Lucas Toliman (crossing Lake Atitlan via loaded packraft) San Lucas Toliman —> Antigua   San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Over 3 weeks in one place, rare for me on … 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