Maybe riding is like Jazz? 🙂
Nah. It’s like all kinds of music! Depends on the day and the ride. Sometimes it’s rock & roll, other times smooth blues. (Etcetera!)
I’m posting some photos that show that Costa Rica has different kinds of views, not just gorgeous mountain views.
Today was a day when I enjoyed riding the whole time. I don’t know why some days it just FEELS SO GOOD!! Love that groove!
This is a strange fruit I saw on one of my detours today. I found out afterwards that it is Sorosi, a plant the old folks in the South Caribbean would often talk about. They drink it as a tea to “clean the blood.” It is quite bitter. I have never tried it, but am glad I know what it looks like now.
This morning, I headed out to Atenas, then Zaragoza (Palmares) to ride up to Berlin. The views are amazing up there. Some day I hope I am brave enough to go up to Estanquillos and come out at La Casita de Cafe. (If you see my courage around, please send it home! :-)) Though this idea of riding to Estanquillos from Berlin sounds less intimidating to me than vice versa, and I am glad I thought of it. (Naturally, I prefer riding up than down.)
I did not take photos because I knew they weren’t going to look good.
I then road on Rt 742 for a while, and was hoping to make it to Salvador, but had to turn around because I had to be at Hacienda Vivace in San Ramon at 12:30 for, yes, JAZZ!
I can’t wait for summer to take more daring rides again! I want to take 742 UP from San Jeronimo de Esparza to San Ramon. (I already took it DOWN a few months ago, and loved it — See post Amazing Grace.)
Yeah. Jazz. So many different “moods” in a ride. Today, first, I had fun. Then, I felt that deep peace I enjoy so much when riding. And I love the quiet when I stop for a photo. And then that odd sense of being lost in time. Then fun again! Love it!
If I did not have a motorcycle, I doubt I would ride to San Ramon to hear Jazz. Too far from where I live. But, like I said in another post, riding makes traveling to different places doable, fun, and easy. I feel so lucky.
September 23, 2018
Riding in Costa Rica: Feel the beauty. Know the love. Live the power.