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‘The Conclusion: Cavebiker & Hipster, MEGA Dominican Republic motorcycle adventure.
We are riding the bad road over the Samana mountains between Las Terrenas and Sanchez, then along the north coast road toward Cabarete. I tell Hipster that we have one last steep climb but the scenery is beautiful.
I have to take this photo so I can continue giving Hipster grief. Proof: filling with regular gas. I think he is trying to make a point now.
‘See, the motor will run on regular’ OK….
Photo by: Hipster
We make it to the bottom of the Samana mountains. Hipster is squirting water from his camelback onto his rear break drum. The steam rolls off.
You guessed it, Empanadas!
I have to wait for them to finish cooking
Of course, I cannot just ride straight back to Cabarete. I know of a few secluded spots that are good for taking a break. I prefer spots like these compared to resting at a gas station or cafe any day.
Photo: Gas station in Nagua.
It is easy to feel safe in the Dominican Republic if nothing ever happens to you. But, at every gas station there are armed guards. This guard in the photo is carrying two shotguns. The greeter at our grocery store in Cabarete carries a large caliber pistol in his belt and at closing time, he also has a shotgun in his hands. Every bank in the country has a guard holding a short barrel shotgun. When you are in paradise, it is easy to forget that it can be dangerous and that bad things do happen.
“The MOST dangerous thing of all is when you forget that bad things can happen, anywhere and at any time.” Quote: cavegirl
Another hidden gem of a spot that cavegirl and I discovered.
This woman asks if we want to buy some bananas. I say “Si, por favor” (Yes, please) We enjoy eating a couple bananas while resting, perfect.
Tommy’s oil injector light is on again. That signals he is at half a tank. He wants to return the bike with a full tank.
I enjoy another chitchat session at a DR motorcycle shop.
We stop at my and cavegirl’s favorite beach. This beach is easy to miss, hidden from the main road.
This is a postcard beach with rarely anyone in sight.
One last rest spot before we reach Cabarete. I ask Tommy if I can test out his bike. I cannot believe his rear break is as bad as he says. When he pulled off the rear wheel to fix his flat we noticed that there was plenty of break pad left. I got ‘on’ the bike then try to skid the rear wheel. I stood on the rear break peddle. It is as if there is no rear break at all. I say “I guess you were not kidding” He takes my bike for a test spin. Tommy comments how smooth the power band is and how great my dual disk breaks are. We ride on
‘Welcome to Cabarete’
We pull into our condo parking lot. Hipster is this glad to have made it back with himself and his bike in one piece.
Cavegirl is anxiously waiting poolside. I am one lucky dude :)
Home Sweet Home…
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