This morning we traveled about thirty minutes to the beautiful mountain home of Chalo and Luis Diego Collado.  A beautiful and well manicured setting overlooking San Jose.  And why?  To meet my new ride for the next three weeks, a 2011 F650GS.  A beautiful low sitting BMW that Chalo and Luis Diego are loaning me.  This 800CC bike is perfect for me.  I can actually sit on it flat  footed.  And it is light--perhaps 270 pounds lighter than my R1200GS.  Maybe I can arrange a trade.

San Jose was nice this morning, overcast but dry.  I enjoyed my ride down the mountain and through San Jose.  But now, in mid afternoon, it has started a steady light rain.  What the heck?  We all know how to ride in the rain.

Our plans for the ride have us meeting up with 30 or so members of M14 (a motorcycle club) at 8:30 AM Saturday morning and riding as a group to Luis Diego's ranch over near Limon.  A great barbeque and other fun is planned for the day.  On Sunday, Ricardo, Luis Diego and I plan to ride into Limon, explore the small city and then ride the undeveloped Atlantic coastal road south to Panama.  How can life be so good?

Tonight, a nice dinner with my good friend, Ricardo and then to bed with the sound of steady rain on a metal roof.  And this at a temperature of 65 degrees fahrenheit.