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

Cadence in Colombia: Kapauking the Andes

12/6/2015. The Ogresa is safely stowed at a local bike shop in Liberia, Costa Rica, awaiting much needed rim replacements. With my lady left in waiting, I headed to the Liberia airport for a flight to Medellin to connect with … 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

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

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