It was a beautiful, clear day today, Summer Soltice 2018 (June 21). I decided to try Rt 313 from the Tabarca side, then turn back towards San Andres on Rt 336.
I headed out to Ciudad Colon, then Palmichal, and on to Tabarca on Rt 209. I really enjoyed this part of the ride today. All the quaint towns are adorable!
I don’t know if it was low-blood sugar, my fear of heights, or the steep downhill curves, or what, but once again, I had that creepy, unsafe feeling on Rt 313. I even was tense on Rt 336. Yikes! Fortunately, it was confirmed by Alex at a restaurant on Rt 226 where I stopped for lunch. When I told him I had come from Monterrey and that for some reason I did not like it, it did not feel good, he said, “That place is dangerous. That whole road has a bad vibe. A VERY BAD vibe.” Muy mala vibra.
See? I am not crazy after all! Hahaha!
Perhaps riding with someone I would enjoy it more, because the views are interesting.
Coffee mountains everywhere, and not much else.
Alex recommended I go to Highway 2 to Cartago rather than go to Aserri, so I followed his suggestion. Rt 2 was quite nice today. Great views! Not much traffic and not too cold.
I made it home after six hours, just before the lightning storms started on my mountain.
Here is the link to Google Maps.
Riding in Costa Rica: Feel the beauty. Know the love. Live the power.