How do you make God laugh? Make a plan. (Route 319 Turrubares)

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The Sahara Dust Cloud over Costa Rica.

On Friday, June 26th, two friends were taking a ride to Jaco, and I was to join them. As I waited for them at a view point near La Casita del Cafe, I saw Maggie Lee Burke ride by. The first time I saw Maggie on her BMW GS 1200, with all her leathers and high-heel boots, I said to a friend, “I think I am in love, and I am not even gay.” Hahaha!

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Rather than wait at the view point, I rode over to the restaurant where she and her friends were, and was happy to see another friend, Diego Cervantez.   He is a talented filmmaker who makes entertaining motorcycle-related videos. How fun it is to see friends on the road!

Diego

After waiting about 45 minutes for my original friends to show up, I decided to head out on my own. Sadly, they turned up about 15 minutes later and had breakfast there. Had I known, I would have waited. Oh well. So it goes.  I had another fun adventure anyhow. 🙂

Bridge

Down at Orotina, I decided to head on over to La Tigre for breakfast. But once there, I decided to cross the Turrubares river and head up route 319. (Laughing again at the way  I just go with my flow!!)

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It was easy to cross this little section of the Turrubares river to get onto Route 319.
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The Sulai Quarry across the way.

Lapas

Stopping to take a photo of a mountain, I was delighted to discover that some Red Macaws were up on a huge Guanacaste tree behind me. Riding in Costa Rica is pure heaven on Earth at times. (Video.)

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Route 319 is a short, but sweet gravel road that leads back to route 137 via San Pedro de Turrubares. At some point, there are some curves uphill with a bit of washout, but all doable and exciting.

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Coming out at San Pablo, I went to have brunch at El Fogón de Doña Emilse, my favorite little shack on this route. I was sure hungry!

Brunch

And then I decided to head home the shortest way, via 707 to Highway 27 and up to Atenas. I had a Focusing circle at 2 p.m. As I mentioned in another post, route 707 is now paved all the way to 27, and they are working on paving it to Atenas. It is mostly complete.

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Highway 27 across the way from route 707

Friday’s bridges were/are outer symbols for inner bridges I am crossing, from one paradigm to the next, one past-patterned landscape to the yet-to-be-created new continent of being. 🙂 True story.

And, since I am in a persoanl phase of transformation, the appropriate song for my grief is River of Tears, letting it carry me to where it will.  Meanwhile:

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

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Out on my Honda XL 200, my “Honda Tropical.” 🙂

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Date of ride, June 26, 2020.

Yes. Third ride in one week. 🙂 Keeping me sane during these insane times of 2020!!

 

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