Lonely Roads (Rt 707)

Ah yes.

I do love solitary riding, the freedom of it. How peaceful and fun it is. Yet sometimes, some roads have a feel that is lonely, both in a good way and a, well, lonely way. 🙂

Today, riding from Orotina to San Pablo de Turrubares on Rt 137, I once again felt that it was a lonely road. But the kind of lonely road that I like. Joyfully lonely. It’s hard to explain. Like, “Leave me alone, I’m doing what I love” lonely. 🙂

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I stopped at the quarry again, and took the same photo of my Honda with the quarry behind it, then of the view in front (yes, again! Hahaha!).

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Other roads are just lonely to me, like Route 707 between San Pablo and Rt 27. I tend to feel like I am “Miles from Nowhere” as Cat Stevens sings, when I am on this road. And, I feel the kind of loneliness that makes me long for a riding buddy.

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Yet, even in that loneliness, I can appreciate how everything is so luscious and green during the rainy season! And I still have fun. 🙂

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See how green everything is?

The odd thing about this rock at the end of this bridge is that I consistently encounter a car coming down it, while I am going up it. Only once have I not bumped into a car. It amuses me. On this entire trip on Rt 707, I only passed one car, and, yes, it was on the rock. 🙂

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Green season view from Rt 27 heading back to “Pan de Azucar” (Sugar bread).

Song: One is the loneliest number

Or should it be “Lonesome road.” 🙂

Here is the Google map link of the area in which I road today, coming down Rt 3 from Atenas, through Orotina/La Tigre, to San Pablo de Turrubares, and across the bridge to Rt 27.

On another topic, I was happy to see a Mucuna holtonii vine on Rt 3 as I was heading down.

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These are chandelier flowers which hand down from a vine. These turn into pods that produce large flat black sea beans.

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Yes! Riding in Costa Rica: FEEL the beauty. Know the love. Live the power!

Even though I did feel some pangs of loneliness, I had a great time, as usual, doing what I love! I am happy that I am now taking these longer rides on Thursdays AND Sundays — to satisfy my soul.

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