The Hills of La Fortuna.

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I was invited by the Honda XRE 300 group to ride with them today, supposedly to ride around Lake Arenal.  

What we ended up doing is going up to the viewpoint restaurant Rancho Las Peñas, that has an amazing view of the lake and volcano (which was mostly under cloud cover).

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Must be an awesome view when the skies are clear!

Viewpoint

We took a back road from La Fortuna to the restaurant and came down to the lake from there. Parts of the road had loose, rocky gravel with big rocks.  I most definitely don’t like to ride on such roads! Yikes! Hahaha!

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This is not the worst of it! Previous to this photo, we went up and down a section that had bigger rocks. It was quite challenging. Glad I made it through!

It is a lovely countryside. 

Here is a video snap of one section. Video Grupo XRE 300, La Fortuna.

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Fortunately, a lot of the road was OK. Phew!

It was quite an adventure!

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We then did ride around the lake a bit to another back entrance to the park, after the dam. That whole roadside is lush and beautiful.

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Here is another short video clip, mostly for my own memories! 
I broke off from the group to make it home before dark. A young man named Gabriel decided to come with me.

Gabriel

It was super fun to ride home on the straightaways of San Carlos, from La Fortuna to Aguas Zarcas. No traffic, bright sunlight. Fast and easy! 

It was an 11.5 hour day for me. Left at 6 a.m. and made it home by 5:30 p.m.

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Song: Old 80s song, called MENEALO.  Which I usually sing on Sunday mornings before I go for a ride when I don’t know where to go. But MENEALO means move it, shake it, and that is what Storm! did on those rocky roads today. Hahaha!

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Breakfast
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Meeting at Manolo’s at 7 a.m. to take off for our fun!

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Felix

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

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