Just a quick post about a peaceful and easy ride that my riding buddy Robert and I took yesterday to Chomes.
We went flying through the gravel road of La Ceiba and Cascajal, onto the Interamerican highway, then took route 604 through cane fields of Ingenio El Palmar and the little town of Pitaya.
Route 604 is part cement, part washed-away asphalt, and part gravel. It’s fun to ride because it is so peaceful. The whole morning was peaceful, in fact, as we enjoyed gliding like pelicans through the natural beauty of Costa Rica.
We explored a bit, but the trail turned to deep mud, so we headed back to the main road back to the Interamerican Highway. I was happy to take the little road that comes out at Caballo Blanco Restaurant (circled below). I have seen it and been curious about it … forever!
Then we headed to the fishing village of Chomes, where Robert had never visited.
First we headed over to the dock at the Chomes estuary, where locals were gathered in boats to go fishing.
Then we headed out to check out Lagarto River. The road has had gravel put on it so it was no problem riding it.
On the way, I took a wrong left turn, as luckily I often do, which ended up being a lovely ride where we enjoyed some large puddles. 🙂
The river had flooded the day before so the river bank was pure soft mud.
Robert’s heavier 800GS got stuck. Hahaha! He had just washed it.
Fortunately, as seems to always happen, two angels came by and helped lift her around. Yay!
Yes. Wow. What a peaceful, easy morning! Delightful!! Even riding home was like gliding through kind air currents, with very little traffic.
Life is good!
RIDING IN COSTA RICA: FEEL THE BEAUTY. KNOW THE LOVE. LIVE THE POWER.
Easy, like Sunday morning,
“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slipping into the future. I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea. Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me.”
Date of ride: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Love that area. Glad to see the blog continues!
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