Woke very early this morning and actually did some work… then Ivan,
the owner of the hotel we stayed in brought us breakfast in the room
since the kitchen was not ready yet 🙂
After gearing up, packing, and loading the bikes we headed out through
San Jose out to the Panamerican highway.
We took a few wrong turns but finally managed to get on to the main
A stretch of the PanAmerican was closed so we ended up taking some
secondary roads which were amazing!
It had been drizzling all morning but nothing bad but once we went
over the pass the rain started to come down steadily.
My new tires felt amazing – but I am sure it was 99% psychological –
the 1% was the fact that they do vibrate less and are give me a more
rounded feel when I go from one turn to the other.
Once we got to sea level again a good stretch of 30km (20miles + or -)
of flat dirt road presented itself.
We thought it would be a nice 2 or 3 hour ride but with the detour,
fog, rain, and the dirt road it turned out to be a 6 hour ordeal.
We got to Manuel Antonio absolutely drenched, stopped for a beer and
picked a hotel mainly because I liked the slogan, "Still more monkeys
than people" – Costa Verde – quite nice hotel with an amazing view.
We just finished hanging up all of our gear to dry – quite sure it
will still all be wet by tomorrow but that's the way it goes 🙂
Heading out to dinner and some well deserved drinks soon.
No internet in the room so don't know if I'll be able to upload
yesterday's or today's videos 🙁
Writing this post offline so let's keep out fingers crossed.
Quick corrections on today's videos – I said 3000 ft but it's 3000
meters (12,000 ft)
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