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

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

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

Oaxacan Interlude

Oaxaca, capitol of the state by the same name in Mexico. A city full of brilliant colors, rich cultural history, fantastic food and many very cool people. From the moment I rolled into town, I was struck by the many … Read More

Wiggling to Oaxaca

Where I Rode: Day 1: Jalcomulco –>  Huatusco –> Coscomatepec de Bravo Day 2: Coscomatepec –> Fortin de Flores –> Acultzingo –> Puente Colorado Day 3: Puente Colorado –> Tehuacan –> Tecomavaca –> Cañon Sabino Day 4: Cañon Sabino –> Cuicatlan –> … Read More

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