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Old 04-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #16
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Was wondering when we would get our next Luke fix...

Saw a pic of you in Noah's ride report when he bought your bike (no story to go with that pic either)...
small world, I didn't know there was any pictures of me in Noah's report. I've never met him in person, but we talk on facebook all the time. I want to do a fly and ride with him at some point during his trip.

Also, I'm working on getting a third member of this site to commit to shooting a documentary this fall on the TAT. I've been itching to ride that for years now, and it may happen
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #17
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Looks good. I am looking forward to seeing the world thru your eyes again!
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:57 AM   #18
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The last two days were a whirl. I took off from coco and headed south to a Tamarindo. It's a popular surf town that is perfect size. I instantly made friends and just surfed and drank beer for the 48 hours. Now with only 5 days until I have to give the bike back I need to get back on the road. Hostal life is awesome and for anyone who has never done it, you need to go out and see what you are missing. However it is a doubled edged sword because it is hard to say good by to the great people that you met and lived with even if it was only a day or two. Facebook friend requests are always exchanged and there is light talk of meeting up in the future, but it never happens. It's a bitter sweet thing. As I am writing this I am waiting for my friends to come back from a tour so we can all have lunch together before I take off. It's kind of sad to leave, but the feeling of getting on the bike and taking off into the unknown is always great.

Here are a few photos from the ride 2 days ago getting here. It was a unbelievable ride with great views and very little traffic.

I was using my phone as a GPS and the road turned into this.

And this.


There were monkeys screaming at me from up in the trees.


Eventually the trail turned back into a road and I pulled into town just at dusk. I rolled around town a big and settled into Blue Trailz Hostel. This is where I made my friends instantly and turned my phone off for two days.

Thorsten said that there are some water crossings further south so that is the general direction I will head today.

This place is great
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #19
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small world, I didn't know there was any pictures of me in Noah's report. I've never met him in person, but we talk on facebook all the time. I want to do a fly and ride with him at some point during his trip.

Also, I'm working on getting a third member of this site to commit to shooting a documentary this fall on the TAT. I've been itching to ride that for years now, and it may happen
Doing the TAT late June ~ July with a good buddy... Good luck getting to the TAT
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #20
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #21
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How are the travellers in Costa rica?

My brother was down there last summer an he said the backpacking scene was mostly woman.

How is the tourista population down there?

the hostel picture looked empty except for a little laundry.

Whats the traveller scene like this time of year?

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #22
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Ian, the ratio feels 50:50. Here is a photo of my hostel a few days ago. Everywhere is dead this time of year, but the best hostal per town will always be almost full like this. You just have to find the one to be at.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:31 PM   #23
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Ian, the ratio feels 50:50. Here is a photo of my hostel a few days ago. Everywhere is dead this time of year, but the best hostal per town will always be almost full like this. You just have to find the one to be at.

That looks like fun, I think travelling is more fun when you meet people.

Thanks for the picture!

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #24
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You are right Ian. So much more fun.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:09 PM   #25
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So I'm now in Samara. It's a pretty chill tiny beach town. The ride getting here was awesome. Even the rain was fun to ride in. It was a nice cool off.

I had my first real water crossing be it was great. I was taking photos with my camera noty phone so ill have to put it up later.

I guess these are just "wild" horses. No one owns them they just do what they want and roam the streets.


The tacos are not nearly as good here as Mexico. I really miss Mexicos food.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:15 AM   #26
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Are the (wild) horses skittish (like they are in the Western US)? You seem to have gotten pretty close to that one.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #27
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Are the (wild) horses skittish (like they are in the Western US)? You seem to have gotten pretty close to that one.
Not as skittish as you would think. I was just told they are wild, but I'm not 100% convinced. One of them look like it had a brand on it.
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Yet another fishfund that does not end......
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:44 PM   #29
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Wait till he trys to get another discount

He gets a discounted rate based on putting a trip report together that Wild Riders can use, then he publishes the rate to the community and then doesn't deliver. This couldn't have been much worse? Live report?

Funny

Get ready to pay "retail plus" next time you name drop.







I flew down to Costa Rica 9 days ahead of my friends. I just rented a xr250 and got service on my iPhone. Why not do a live ride report is real time for the next 9 days? There is 3G service everywhere. Here comes my first really real time report.
This is Thorsten. After some negotiating and name dropping my blogging over at RoadRunner magazine he dropped the rental price from $55 to $36 a day. Off to a great start.
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