Let your love flow (Guayabo>Vara Blanca)

The Green season is so green in Costa Rica! Especially in those parts of the country which are basically green year round, like the Turrialba area.

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Route 230 to Turrialba is a gorgeous route!

On Thursday, I went for a delightful ride to Santa Cruz de Turrialba, where I spontaneously decided to head over to the Guayabo area before heading to 415 and on to Route 32. Yes, that is the word: delightful! Fun and beauty make for pure delight.

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I was happpy to have chosen to head over to the Guayabo area. The views are quaint and scenic. The road is mostly gravel, but easy to manage. I highly recommend this route. Lovely!

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Coming down from Guayabo to 415 is a fun, straight ride with a view of the Northern Atlantic lowlands below.

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And 415 is a wild, amazing road. One of my most favorites, despite the uneven drop-offs every now and then. Hahaha! Here is a video of one of the views. You can search this site for other posts on this gorgeous route.

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Once out on highway 32, I decided to head home the long way since the day was still young. So I headed over to Vara Blanca via Route 4 through La Virgen and San Miguel de Sarapiquí.

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Route 4 is straight until one gets to the rolling hills of La Virgen. Delicious speeds can be reached!

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The only interruption to the fun was two road repair stoppages. Oh well. A common experience in Costa Rica! Be prepared.

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The rolling hills nearing San Miguel de Sarapiqui. Gorgeous!

And, of course, route 126, of which I have written many posts, is spectacular with its Jurrassic Park feel and waterfalls.

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Following my biker friends (Los Rejuntados) recommendations, I decided to stop at Soda Poás and was happily surprised to hear Jilguero birds, which sound like tinkling bells. Truly a treat! (You might wish to Google that!)

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Eight and a half hours later, I was home. Miraculously before the hard afternoon rains. Grateful for one more riding adventure in the magnificent mountains of Costa Rica.

Date of ride: Thursday, June 11, 2020. Keeping sane during Coronavirus.
Song: Let your love flow.

RIDING IN COSTA RICA:
FEEL THE BEAUTY. KNOW THE LOVE. LIVE THE POWER.

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Storm! My Honda XR 250 Tornado. Love of my life! 

 

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