Friday, July 15, 2011

To the Pacific with a slipping clutch

Yesterday bestowed both happiness and concern as I reached the pacific for the first time but did so amid adversity. My day began with an ATM transaction which concluded, me with money and machine with card. After my card was returned three hours later the two lane road (pan American highway) was packed to the gills. While passing a laden Kenworth I noticed that my RPMs were shooting up, however, my speed was not. The problem persisted and I was forced to remain in the queue at speeds of around 30 to 40 MPH. This gave me plenty of time to contemplate my predicament. Fortunately the only BMW shop in Costa Rica was easily found shortly after arriving in San Jose, unfortunately the repairs will take time(till Wednesday)and are prohibitively expensive (in the ball park of $1500). Though I'm a bit disheartened by recent events I'm still in good spirits overall and feel as though this view of the Pacific won't be the last of my trip.


  1. I hope you get the bike fixed. Walking home would take a long time. :)

  2. oh those bmw's...they're always fun to drive and hard to kill but if ever they need fixing, they just suck the life blood out of you.

    but i am absolutely, positively sure that there will be a solution and we will see you on that road again. no need to worry. i know, i know and i am looking forward to hear the next part of your adventures.

    your an inspiration!

    keep it up buddy.

  3. Black/ dark sand beaches are always a fun thing to see for the first time.

  4. Israel All will be well with the bike and the trip.