I needed time to digest all that happened there and now that I'm two countries past I can put words to it. It was magical. and more than I ever could have imagined or hoped for, not only because it’s the second most ecologically diverse country in the world (behind Brazil which is 7 times … Continue reading You’re not supposed to have a favorite child but mine is Colombia
Staring at this while eating ajiaco soup =bliss My Airbnb courtyard Sergio and family treat me to a juice with them and the obligatory group selfie This was a fun story. Daniel and his wife and son were on a road trip and the first time they passed gave huge thumbs-up as I was climbing … Continue reading Colombia in Photos
After my mudfest delay in Costa Rica, I decided to make sure I got to Panama City two days before my flight out. Then I remembered I needed to do a bunch of work on my bike so I needed to get there even earlier. Ughhh, I was still tired. Panama was a bit of … Continue reading PANAMA: pedal to the metal
June 1: "Four months!? That’s crazy! Are you going through my town? Here I’ll give you my number. Where are you from in California? No shit! My son went to HSU, do you know him??” Joe, a classic-looking surfer Dad, had pulled over at the top of the first big climb of my day and … Continue reading Costa Rica part 3: fatigue, mud fest, tico friends
"I'm sorry, I'm dripping water all over your desk." I toweled off my hands so as not to render the paper useless and felt utterly out of place in this air conditioned, clean office with white chairs. I was at a resort, an all-inclusive resort, literally dripping wet. It's really not my thing but my … Continue reading Costa Rica part 2: Family Girls trip
The girls arrived after dark and I was already exhausted, the fatigue of travel catching up to me. They already had their first adventure with finding a truck that could take 4 people and 4 bikes from the airport, and when they arrive I got a HUGE second wind and we stayed up until midnight … Continue reading Costa Rica part 1: Ladies Ride!
I was initially scared to ride through El Salvador but I knew a few other cyclists who had done it earlier this year so told myself it would be fine. I crossed the Guatemala-El Salvador border on May 12, Mother's Day. It was a beautiful hot muggy sunny day but I was sad. I missed … Continue reading Faster than I want: A few countries