A short ride is better than no ride. (Route 319)

Sorry to post back-to-back, but I wanted to add this short post from Saturday when sixteen motorcyclists signed for Daniel Zuñiga´s ride up to La Potenciana on Cerro Turrubares and beyond. His video of this route will be out in a few weeks. (See: Aventuras de un Motero.)

I did not join them for the ride, tempted as I was, because I had the ride with the Honda CB 500 CR group the next day, and I knew it would be too long of a day to take an off-road adventure the day before. Below are two photos of their ride.

I am glad I did not go! It seems it was quite a challenge, full of falls (and probably laughs). I heard even the Tornados fell going down a steep, rocky slope.

In any case, I joined the group for breakfast, meeting them in Ciudad Colon, and riding to La Choza de Doña Emilce with them.

Harold and I sharing a table.

I was delighted to meet my Facebook friend Jim JS, who has always supported and encouraged me on my Honda Tornado.

Here is a video clip which shows the lovely route 137 and the group.

After a stop in San Pedro, I rode ahead to take a video of them on their way to San Luis. I waited for almost an hour in the hot sun, moving waiting spot three times. 🙂

When I first called, Daniel said they were waiting for a few to come who had had trouble. ¨Ya casi,¨ he said. So I waited. After too long, I decided to call Erik, and he said they were already in San Luis. It seems I had gone beyond the turn, or something! Damn!! Hahahaha!! Typical situation of mine. All I can do is be amused with myself.

Cerro Turrubares where they were headed, as seen from route 319.

I was, however, happy to ride route 319 because I wanted to check out the Dunlop Mixtour tires on easy gravel. I had remembered my frist trip on Cerro Dragón down to La Legua had been with these tires, before I put the Motoz Tractionator Adventure tires on. Piece of cake!

Each time I glanced at the mountain, I thought of them up there.

Tajo Sulai as seen from 319.

Anyhow, I had a short and sweet ride and was able to rest a bit before going to see live music at La Terraza in Atenas at 4 p.m. I love living in a retiree community because the live music starts so early! 🙂

I am living the most amazing life, and, needless to say, the best par of it is

RIDING IN COSTA RICA: KNOW THE LOVE

Photo someone on the CB 500 Group took of me on January 4th while driving.

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022

Song: My Girl.

Thanks to my friends for some of these photos.

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