Making Lemonade (Car ride to Tilaran/La Fortuna and Route 713)

Since my Honda is getting repaired, on Thursday I took a singing road trip in my RAV4 with a new friend around Lake Tilaran to La Fortuna, back through Rt 702 to San Ramon, then through 713 to Route 3 (coming out at Casita de Cafe).

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Singing along to my favorite music, driving on smooth roads that had no traffic, and having interesting conversations with my friend was almost as good as riding my bike! Almost! 🙂

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Actually, it is a different kind of fun, and I was delighted to feel so happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve always enjoyed Rt 702 from La Fortuna to San Ramon. Lovey drive or ride.

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Pedestrian ramp on bridge on Rt 702

Link to more bridge photos.

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Route 702

Route 713 from San Ramon through Estanquillos to Rt 3 may be bit challenging for me on my bike, with the sharp, downhill, hairpin curves that stress me out a bit. But the views are gorgeous. Almost all of it is paved, with some rough gravel spots here and there. I may try it some day, just to practice riding on these kinds of curves.

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Rt 713 to Estanquillos. Ocean on Right. Taken from inside car.
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Wrong turn. Hahaha! But great views!

Anyhow, driving was easy and fun, and I am glad I got to do a reconnaissance trip of route 713. I have ridden it up from Palmares and down to San Ramon (and the other way around), but never all the way across.

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My friend, Diane and I, at the Casita de Cafe.  No I won’t post another photo of the view! 🙂

 

 

 

I am hoping my Honda will be ready by tomorrow (Saturday) evening, so that I can ride on Sunday. But if it isn’t, then, as they say, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That’s what I will do. Maybe take another reconnaissance drive in my car.

Song: With no particular place to go.

Rt 713 to Route 3

 

 

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