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traveltoad January 30th, 2011 12:39 PM

Peninsula de Osa

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traveltoad January 30th, 2011 01:32 PM

We started out with a late night flight to Miami:

Catching a little shut-eye in Miami before we board our flight to San Jose:

Making the transition from air travel to moto travel:

Finally, the bikes are packed and we are ready:

traveltoad January 30th, 2011 02:35 PM

The "black beauty" would be our steed for the next week. Evan had asked us to carry the flower with us for the week so we would not forget about him... so it is present in many of our photos.

After a short ride we arrived at El Cafetal.

Before dinner we all spent a little time making final adjustments to the bikes (levers and gear organization mostly).

Then we walked the grounds a bit:

Morning light and breakfast:

Dinner preparations began in the outdoor kitchen (my crappy little camera had a had time with the light):

The result was fantastic Sea Bass plate!

greghirst January 30th, 2011 04:46 PM

Looks like a great trip Aaron-did your wife ride one of the KTM's?

traveltoad January 30th, 2011 07:51 PM

Gabrielle rode on the back. We had a 950 and 990 both 2-up. A solo rider on a 690 was with us for the first couple days.

johnlee January 30th, 2011 10:47 PM


traveltoad January 31st, 2011 05:40 AM

On our way to the coast we stopped to look at some of the local inhabitants:

Once we arrived at the coast we walked down to the water (and back up) to check things out.

And on our way to the Quepos / Manuel Antonio area for lunch:

traveltoad February 1st, 2011 09:00 PM

Beating back the jungle:

The gate was locked... but we walked down anyway to see the grounds:

So we walked...

and walked...

and walked...

and walked...

but it was worth it:

traveltoad February 1st, 2011 09:22 PM

As we turned onto the Peninsula the roads became more interesting...

But there was a bit of traffic:

At the end of the road waiting for the boat launch:

La Paloma was the first of two Eco Lodges on the Peninsula de Osa:

We decided to walk back to the bikes rather than the launch. Because it was raining rather hard the lodge loaned us some very photogenic umbrellas:

Bruno February 3rd, 2011 06:46 AM

Very nice pictures, Aaron. I'm loving it.

hochung February 4th, 2011 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by Bruno
Very nice pictures, Aaron. I'm loving it.

Yeah, me too. But I'd love it even more if YOU would post some pics!

read February 4th, 2011 02:53 PM

The story of El Avion

chris snell February 5th, 2011 04:18 PM

Aaron, that's awesome.

Our next big trip is going to be to Costa Rica and we hope to spend some time at the jungle ecolodges. La Paloma looks nice.

Bruno February 5th, 2011 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by traveltoad
As we turned onto the Peninsula the roads became more interesting...

Indeed, just the way we prefer them;

I think i'd rather ford the river, the fall will be shorter;

The 950 Adventure is no lightweight, add a passenger and luggage and it makes things real dicey on the rougher stuff. Aaron rocked, he's a good rider.

We woke up to howler monkeys and a beautiful view;

No ride is complete without a little wrenching;

I love the way the rain forest comes down right to the waterline;

Man, i feel so much safer on my motorcycle. Aaron is digging it though;

This dude was selling coconuts, he'd chop the tops off and stick a straw into them;

Gab thought they needed a little rum, i agree;

blue February 18th, 2011 03:33 PM

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