On The Road Again

Tomorrow I start a new adventure and new version of “on the road”. I will be starting my first extended bicycle tour with Elza of Generosity on Wheels, my cycling partner.

We plan to ride along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and then up to San Jose. From there we will make our way to Nicaragua to see friends on Ometepe Island. After that, who knows. I am not sure how it will go until I am out there. Maybe I will wear out in three days and want to come home. Maybe I will love it and want to travel on. We shall see.

I will only take my tablet so the blogging won’t be as fancy. I am looking forward to cycling through the beautiful country of Costa Rica though, and being able to look and stop anywhere we choose. I think it’s going to be amazing.

A lot of people think I am crazy for doing this. Maybe I am, but I have been very interesting in bicycle touring ever since I heard about it. The day will come when I am no longer able to do things like this. I don’t want to look back and regret the things I didn’t do and the opportunities I let slip by. I feel like I am well prepared as I can be, we will travel through populated areas so help will be nearby, and we will keep our goals sensible. I think it will all work out.

So, tomorrow, I will be peddling down the road. No, Joel isn’t coming with me on this one. He has other things he enjoys doing more so he will be keeping it together on the home front, playing his guitar, and following me on line.

See you from the road!

 

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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38 Responses to On The Road Again

  1. Anonymous says:

    Safe journeys Kris, I have been following your adventures since day one of your blog and Im so very happy for you for having this opportunity to go on this epic journey.
    Gods Speed

    Mike DeAngelis
    Portland, Mainei

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  2. oldsalt1942 says:

    I dont think you’re crazy….I KNOW you’re crazy. That’s why I like you. ~You’re absolutely right about being able to do things for a limited time and doing the stuff you dream about while you’re still able. Do me a favor…phone me when you’re getting ready to leave. I’ll go down to El Cruce de Boquerón and wait for you so I can get a picture as you two go by. I’ll add it to my Facebook page and my blog.

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  3. Carol Kennedy says:

    Fantastic! Looking forward to your posts en route. I am totally envious…good luck on your adventure!

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  4. Not as easy as it seems, but you will not know until you try it. And most important, you have to keep safe and be very careful; bicycles are probably the most the vulnerable means of transportation. In any case I wish you lots of luck and determination. Camilo Quelquejeu

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  5. susie says:

    Have a wonderful adventure but please be careful!

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  6. Buena Suerta! Looking forward to following your adventures.

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  7. Safe travels. Hope to see you on Ometepe soon. You are amazing!

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  8. Steve Muse says:

    I think it’s great you are doing this trip Kris, GOOD FOR YOU!! Looking forward to your posts about your new adventure. Here’s wishing you safe travels & loads of fun.

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  9. heidi lilla says:

    be safe and have fun! looking forward to your blog “on the road”

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  10. Carole says:

    Good luck on your travels, take care. I agree with you, to do it before you are too old and not healthy enough to do it. This won’t be one of your regrets in life, envy you. You will see a lot of things that are not accessable by car. Can’t wait to see your postings.
    Watch out for the cars on the road.

    Safe travels.

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  11. jimmaughan says:

    enjoy and be safe you lucky duck …

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  12. Yeah Kris!! cheering for you from Boquete!!! I”m so excited for you!!!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    So excited for you! Wishing you the most wonderful adventure on the biciceta tour. I’ll be checking your posts. (I made it to Florida. Family is super excited that I’m here)

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  14. donray says:

    Buena suerte y disfruta la viaje.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    I’m surely not surprised. Just got a call today from Ohio. A friend is going down for a month. Me? Of course I said I’d meet him in Panama city for 8 days at least. Why? Because I can. Look forward to your adventures. David.

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  16. Once you made the decision to do this, that was the hard part. Done!
    When you peddled those first couple of miles towards your goal, you set forth on a new and very unique adventure that very few people would even think of doing. Done!
    You are on your way now with Elza. We read her blog. What a generous sole she is!

    This statement she made sums it up very well:

    I feel that everything will work out perfectly. PERFECTLY. She’s so lovely and I can already tell that she will connect with people on the road. People just love her! She shines. She has a beautiful soul.
    And about myths. You think that you’re too old to travel? Not fit enough? Have pain in your back, knees hurt or problems elsewhere? If you really want something you will just go an do it, NO MATTER WHAT.

    So we wish you safe, happy, and adventurous travels.

    Do pinch yourself every once in a while and say , “wow look at me, I’m doing it!

    Peddle on ladies!

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  17. Kris, tell us about your bike … and what gear you are taking … and have fun!!!! Sounds like a blast I would love to do something like that …

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    • Hi! I have an ordinary Rali dirt bike, but with smoother tires than what came with it. I got a rack from REI when I was in the US, cheap panniers, tent, and mattress on eBay, again from the US. What I have is very basic but I didn’t want a lot of money in it, not knowing how this would work for me. The bike was only $250 but later upgraded gears, have since changed a few other parts. It’s a sturdy bike though and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it. I’ll have to post photos in another blog post.

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  18. Sunni Morris says:

    Kris,

    I’m sure it won’t be as easy as it seems but hopefully you’ll find it well worth it anyway in the end. You’re right, you won’t always be able to undertake such a journey so may as well if you want to and your husband is okay with it. Mine sure wouldn’t be. He’d rather keep an eye on me from the homefront.

    It’s good to have a companion and perhaps someone who is more experienced in doing this sort of thing. That will help.

    Be safe and have fun.

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