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Exploring Costa Rica.

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Something I have been moving in my head for a long time seems to get into a reachable range.
For 25 years I have been exploring Costa Rica and know many places that even few Costarricans have an idea of.
So I will try to public the beautiful roads.
For the moment I think to use a software/app called wikiloc.com.
If somebody can recommend something better and easier to use and publish, please feel free to point me into a better direction.
For today I will point out my escapes of this week.

Regards from Don Quijote de la Mancha / possible with a street bike or rig
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialArtifacts.do?event=setCurrentSpatialArtifact&id=7260395

Going over the edge/only with light enduro/motocross bike/4wd atv possible when its dry.
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialArtifacts.do?event=setCurrentSpatialArtifact&id=7263660

Easy as pie for to escape into the hidden green beauties left over in ugly central valley.
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialArtifacts.do?event=setCurrentSpatialArtifact&id=7263761

Its funny to live in a country where others dream to make vacations.
Hope this helps somebody to dream o better explore him/herself.

Sven

new spots to visit in Costa Rica, including a "typical loop around the block" for a Sunday morning escape.
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialArtifacts.do?event=setCurrentSpatialArtifact&id=7301835

http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialArtifacts.do?event=setCurrentSpatialArtifact&id=7301724

http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialArtifacts.do?event=setCurrentSpatialArtifact&id=7283950

Sven πŸ˜‰

Tracks I love and were done by others too.
short escape from downtown into the fog
http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4008116
Yuppie, bend after bend
http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=3076321
fabulous landscapes
http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=6854455

Sven

Here is a good one: visit the mother in law on Mothers Day August 15th the "short way"! Hundreds of bends later.
http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=7570039
Sven πŸ˜‰

Yesterdays escape had been planted by the comment 2 years ago by the comment of a rider of one of these huge enduros. KTM or BMW.
There is not any road to the north from the interamerican highway between San Ramon and Esparza. 60km serpentines with great views into a unpopulated valley.
For month occasiones were lost once and again. Yesterday I just left home at dawn for the exploration... It was worth it.

http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=7792006

Highway to the north, passing once again a huge hole in the interamerican "high"way that was there 25 years ago on my first visit to the start town of San Ramon.
Made the turn with the help of GPS. And thennnn.
And then..from Esparza to Atenas... Had a race uphill over one of the nicest roads I know. The first ocassion I passed through that road 25 years ago I dreamt of racing it with a rig. A few years ago I did it with Jolly Roger 2 and my son. But this time in the manner like I dreamt it with open eyes....left,right bowing over like a happy monkey with squeeking tires. (210 deg F was max oil temp.)

So enjoy...English and German text come soon.
Sven

Yesterdays escape had been planted by the comment 2 years ago by the comment of a rider of one of these huge enduros. KTM or BMW.
There is not any road to the north from the interamerican highway between San Ramon and Esparza. 60km serpentines with great views into a unpopulated valley.
For month occasiones were lost once and again. Yesterday I just left home at dawn for the exploration... It was worth it.

http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=7792006

Highway to the north, passing once again a huge hole in the interamerican "high"way that was there 25 years ago on my first visit to the start town of San Ramon.
Made the turn with the help of GPS. And thennnn.
And then..from Esparza to Atenas... Had a race uphill over one of the nicest roads I know. The first ocassion I passed through that road 25 years ago I dreamt of racing it with a rig. A few years ago I did it with Jolly Roger 2 and my son. But this time in the manner like I dreamt it with open eyes....left,right bowing over like a happy monkey with squeeking tires. (210 deg F was max oil temp.)

So enjoy...English and German text come soon.
Sven

Here somebody else marked up one of my favourite escape rides!
From the IrazΓΊ vulcano top over the saddle to the Turrialba vulcano passing agricultural land and rain forest with marvellous views!
http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=1918000
When I came back from the Hanover fair in 2012 the plane was right above the Turrialba vulcano with its fumarolas when the sun came out.
That view is engraved in my memory.
Sorry such a moment should not be interrupted by a camera.
So it didn't happen? Nonsense.
Sven

Today I rob 2 videos from Wild Rider for to give you some taste of our local riding:
Vladim are you there? Were your roads like these?

A few of these "roads" I did myself on 2 and 3 wheels, but there are worse ones. πŸ˜›
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=22FcGzf1R24

The following video might not be perfect, but imagine the age of the rider 83. Time to pull the hat.

I dream with open eyes about water cooling, and a low gear range for Sophie. A winch would not hurt neither. πŸ˜›
Sven

This Sunday I faked, I took the car with a good reason...it was wet on the cordillera and STEEP around the dam area. I did not remember it was that steep when I did this tour with my Jawa rig a few years ago.
So remember even when a car has ABS. Breaks still can overheat!
A turn around the Pirris dam.
http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=9044314

Sven

PS; Vadim. your wife would have gone on strike, like mine nearly did too.

Looks like a lot of beautiful places to ride. The snow has finally melted here, time to ride again. Thanks for all the pictures and it helps me practice reading Spanish too. Dave

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