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Peregrinations Mexico and Central America on Motorcycle: Open road, open heart, open mind.

Week One: Albuquerque, NM to San Felipe, Baja Norte

USA | Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | Views [1722] | Comments [8]

It was the middle of March and the days were becoming hotter even while the nights held onto their chill. Soon the spring winds would pick up as they did every year, and riding a motorcycle through barren stretches of desert would become trying. Fortunately, ... Read more >

Pre-trip Motorcycle Gear Rundown

USA | Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | Views [3244] | Comments [2]

Here's a rundown on what I'm bringing with me on the trip to Panama and back: 1. Bike and mods: 2005 Yamaha XT225 16-tooth front sprocket to improve highway revs New rear sprocket (stock sprocket worn to shreds) New o-ring chain (stock chain lousy ... Read more >

Tags: equipment, gear

Unemployed, homeless and happy!

USA | Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | Views [909] | Comments [1]

Sitting at home in Evergreen, drinking a 90 Shilling at two in the afternoon on a Thursday. Ahhhh. It's vacation time. Or is it? I can't believe how busy I've been since quitting my job! Most of my free time has been spent online, figuring out all ... Read more >

Exciting update!

USA | Saturday, 12 Feb 2011 | Views [503]

Bike is running beautifully again! I'm going to Panama! 

Bike update (and more)

USA | Sunday, 16 Jan 2011 | Views [935] | Comments [1]

The bike is nearly complete. With the kickstart installed and functional, I feel I have the worst over. Yesterday my boyfriend and I installed the shiny silver Moose Racing handguards and rewired the rear signal lights to reach all the way to their new ... Read more >

Tags: planning

Double the Distance, Double the Fun

USA | Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 | Views [3156] | Comments [3]

Today I installed the new 4.1-gallon Clarke gas tank on my XT225. And, overall, I have to say it was far less complicated than the sprocket swap out, which is to say, it was very easy, absolutely basic, un-screw screw-in stuff. First off, while the ... Read more >

Tags: clarke tank, gas tank, xt225

The official beginning of the trip

USA | Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | Views [2501] | Comments [2]

Buying a motorcycle is one thing. A big thing, even! But anyone can buy a motorcycle and just leave it sitting around, riding it occasionally and never really going anywhere.  I want to go somewhere. And to that end, I began making modifications ... Read more >

Tags: mods, motorcycle, sprocket, xt225

Photos: Motorcycle maintenance and mods

USA | Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Motorcycle maintenance and mods
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Photos: Iceland - Northern and Western Fjords

ICELAND | Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Husavik, whale museum, puffins!
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Halfway through and halfway around

ICELAND | Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | Views [614]

As a beginning note: I can't find a lot of the punctuation on this keyboard, so please excuse errors of that sort. So, halfway done here! I can't believe I still have 10 days here in this arctic paradise. We're skipping so much even though we're spending ... Read more >

Photos: Iceland - Eyafjallajokull through Husavik

ICELAND | Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Volcanos, glaciers, fjords and more waterfalls
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North of Reykjavik

ICELAND | Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Views [472]

After a killer night in Reykjavik (killer good, not killer bad), we drove north a little ways to the idyllic valley of Glymur, where a 200 meter (!!!) waterfall comes pouring over the edge of a volcanic shelf. What the waterfall pours into is an endlessly ... Read more >

Intro to Greater Reykjavik

ICELAND | Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | Views [451]

Did you know that beers cost $11 each in Montreal? Good beer, though. And did you know that Halifax is an absolutely tiny, desolate city? But it is the jumping off point for Iceland, which is where I am now, after way too many plane rides.  We refreshed ... Read more >

Photos: Iceland - Greater Reykjavik

ICELAND | Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

Blue Lagoon, Thingvelir, Geysir and Gullfoss
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Off to the near-Arctic

ICELAND | Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | Views [470]

Hi all, So I'm off again, this time to spend three weeks in Iceland with my mom, Patsy, and her husband Will. I'll try to update this as I go with photos and little stories, so keep checking back! Sarah

The adventure never ends

USA | Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | Views [660]

Location: The garage at my mom's house in Evergreen, Colorado. The aspen trees are blowing around outside the window, and I think it might storm soon. My dog is snoring at my feet. Most recent meal: Granola and real whole milk! Nothing better. ... Read more >

Firetrucks and chocolate in Cuenca, Ecuador

ECUADOR | Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | Views [1024]

Location: Computer room at Hotel Plantas y Blanco, which I highly recommend, in Baños, Ecuador Most recent meal: Veggie sandwich and fresh blackberry juice Mood: Similar to that of a puddle of goo (see, I splurged today and bought myself an hour-... Read more >

The Cow That Loved Tomato Soup

PERU | Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | Views [1956] | Comments [3]

Location: An internet cafè in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Lots of big, green, lush trees and bushes outside the door. Most Recent Meal: A huge veggie sandwich and an Ecuadorian beer (great sandwich, not-so-great beer. Tastes like African beer). Mood:... Read more >

My "Cousin" Kyle

PERU | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Views [724] | Comments [6]

Well, everyone, the inevitable has happened: Kyle has left me to become a Panamaniac. It’s true. Your intrepid explorer now finds herself alone in the South American continent. It’s okay, trust me. I’m launching into this new challenge with a sense ... Read more >

A Recap of the Last Two Weeks as Seen in the Landscape

PERU | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Views [680] | Comments [1]

Location: The computer room of Churup Hostel. No view from here, but the upstairs living room with the fireplace is very nice indeed! Most recent meal: Banana and cheese sandwich with guanabana yogurt Mood: Enlivened ... Read more >

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