My friends Bernard, Deivid, and Edwin met on Route 32, cruce San Isidro, to ride over to Restaurant Poas for breakfast via the upper roads of Heredia.
We hit a landslide coming down from Montecillos to San Jose de la Montaña so had to turn around, go back, and take another longer road down. October rains in Costa Rica are the most heavy.
At Poás Restaurant we ran into Humberto Chacón, and soon Alvaro Perez showed up as well. So we ended up having a nice little group!
After breakfast, we headed down to San Miguel to loop around Sarapiqui and back to route 32. But the road was blocked by protesters, so, once again, we had to turn around and go back. For some reason, I had tons of fun riding this road, back and forth!! It’s such a stunning route!! Full of curves, awesome views, and waterfalls.
On our way back we took a detour into San Rafael de Vara Blanca. Lovely views! Quaint little town and area. Here is a video.
There were hundreds upon hundreds of bicyclists on the road. Every Sunday there are more and more, on all roads. Perhaps because of driving restrictions, people are fulfilling their need to get out by buying bicycles and…getting out! Good for them. Healthy fun. But it does make riding a bit more risky, as they are everywhere, and thus decreases our own motorcycle-riding fun and increases our stress. Oh well. Good thing I ride during the week as well.
Below is a video of one of the curves heading to (and back from) San Rafael. It took us all by surprise going down: an unexpectedly sharp right turn! Hahaha. And, of course, the cyclists are in the video. Most appropriate!! 🙂 Thanks to Deivid for this.
Yeah. I had tons of fun on this trip. I have been wanting to take the group to San Rafael for a while. (The little store that sells yogurt was closed, however.)
On the way home, Bernard led me down some interesting new roads, and we ended up at Santa Gertrudis to head on over to Grecia, then Atenas, where we had some great cheeseburgers at Rest. Park Place. Highly recommended! The guys are super friendly as well.
RIDING IN COSTA RICA: FIND YOUR FUN!!
Date of ride: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Song: GROOVIN’ on a Sunday afternoon.