Monthly Archives: February 2013

Estali to Matagalpa Nicaragua

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Thanks to some local advice from Salvador who lives in Managua, but is currently riding from Cape Town to Egypt we headed off on the back roads thru the mountains to San Rafael del Norte, Jinotega, and to Matagalpa. This is a not to be missed ride.… Read the rest

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Leon & Estali Nicaragua

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Leon Nicaragua is just a short drive away for us since we needed to stop short last night with the dark and poor road conditions. We spent a few days there so we checked into a hostel and had a Tona to beat the heat.… Read the rest

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Two Borders One Day

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Sadly we had to leave our “home” in Salvador, because Fernandita we have to head south again. We left early for the border, but the lure of “the new road” led us off track for an epic ride thru the hills and left us 90 min behind schedule on our dual border day.… Read the rest

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Too Much Fun in El Salvador

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Now finally a trip to the beach. We spent an amazing day north of El Zonte. We had a cabana for shade. The sea here is like bath water. We enjoyed ceviche and sopa de mariscos. We also tried an El Salvador treat cheese puffs and salsa.… Read the rest

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Joya de Ceren

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We visited the Joya de Cera archeological site. It is known as the Pompeii of Central America. The site was covered in volcanic mud and ash at least 14 times, beginning around 260 A.D, with the last recorded around 600 A.D.… Read the rest

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El Tunco & Finca Lecha

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Hearing that there were some German riders in El Tunco we all went out to meet Katja and Jens. It was great to hear some of their stories from the last 2 years. We enjoyed a few beers and some oysters at sunset.… Read the rest

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Driving to the top of the volcano

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Mario, Daniel, Orvar, and I rode up to the San Salvador volcano. Mario is pointing to the crater he has at his coffee finca on the slopes of the volcano. We hiked to the crater rim in the Parque Nacional El Boqueron.… Read the rest

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Motorider & Touratech El Salvador

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We had a great experience at Motorider in San Salvador. Mario Lecha has an amazing shop and team of mechanics. They fit us in at very short notice even though the shop was very busy. He also had the synthetic oil Daniel wanted and that we had been looking all over for in the last 2 months.… Read the rest

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Apsunga and Ilopongo

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We were down and out for a few days with 1 sick team member, but now we are back to full force. We spent 2 days at a nice hotel in Santa Ana while Daniel was ill. We planned to meet up with Mario and the other riders from the Touratech rally at Apsunga.… Read the rest

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Heading for the El Salvador Border

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Setting out from Antigua at 11 am Daniel, Orvar, and I rode thru the capital towards Cuilapa and south to the border town of Pedro de Alvarado. On the way we were stopped waiting almost an hour at a construction zone.… Read the rest

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