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

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

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

Resistance is Futile-a, on Utila

Utila Island, off the Caribbean coast of Honduras.   Staying in the home of Utila native Tempy, and her visiting boyfriend John. Another long distance bike tourist, I met John at a hostel in Guatemala. He’d sold me on the … 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

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