Page 37: - Dominican Republic Again - Tropical Adventure /w Pics - From the beginning
I screamed the motorcycle toward home and made it to the large Caribbean port city, Azuaa and a sleazy $11 hotel before dark.
The Dia Independencia celebration noise is blasting in my room. But my body is toast and the only thing I want to do is drink a beer at the hotel and reminisce about the ride, and that works for me.
Today I'm heading home to Heidi starting on the shores of the Caribbean Sea and ending up on an Atlantic Ocean beach, cool.
Dominican Republic road-side coffee, strong and pre-packed with lots of cane sugar. Why does coffee always tasts better on the road?
While eating an empanada I see this person doing a rear tire skidding halt. He quickly answers his cell phone and is just as quickly off again. Americanized ?
If you stay off the main highway in the Dominican Republic, you are guarantees a scenic ride
This is a view of where I camped several night ago.
My motorcycle developed a new noise, its coming from the rear wheel. I check out the noise, the rear tire is rubbing on the chain guard. This is weird. I adjusted the chain tension slides to straighten out the wheel but I'm afraid a wheel bearing is failing or maybe the mono-shock, Its still a full day's ride from home. I take it cool and slowly ride on.
Heidi and I tried this road a few weeks ago but we turned back, it was too brutal for riding two-up.
This ride is almost over. I do not think I am the same person. I try to make the ‘face’, the face that says ‘Oh freaking yeah! What a ride!’
Almost home to Heidi. I feel as giddy as this kid on the horse.
The Dominican Republic will forever feel like a dream.
Now that was fun! This is a do it again ride for sure, maybe combining it with a circumnavigation of the country, Oh Yeah!
Tom and Heidi Junkans - Dominican Republic Motorcycle Adventures 2011' -
I hope you enjoyed riding along - The Border with Haiti -
Here is a map of my route, color coded by day
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