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

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

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

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