I am living in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica for now. My body loudly told me I needed to stop riding for a while and the doctors at the hospital took my body's side and told me not to ride for two months. I did ride down here from San Jose but since then I have not been riding at all. I thought I had a prostate safe seat on my bike but I guess riding 600 miles a week was just too much irritation for my prostate to take and it rebelled. I got checked out at the hospital and after lots of invasive testing, they told me nothing was seriously wrong just an irritated prostate from rubbing against the seat of my bike too much. I will heal and then try to find an even safer seat to ride on.
I do like it here in Manuel Antonio. I have a view of the rain forest and the ocean from my house I rented. From my deck it seems like I am out in the middle of nowhere but in fact I am right in the center of all the action for Manuel Antonio. I am trying to walk for exercise. I have trouble walking from nerve damage but here where it is hot and humid my body seems to allow me to walk further than anywhere else I have lived. I walk the beach and it may also help that there is no impact walking on soft sand. I end up walking about two miles a day here and back in the San Francisco Bay area I can only walk maybe two blocks and even then I get high pain from just walking those two blocks. Such is life, I deal with it as best as I can.
I still know lots of people here from when I used to live here a few years ago. We hang out at the beach or at the cafes and bars shooting the shit and solving the world's problems. I do not go out at night, maybe that means I am an old fart but during the day I have a good time. I am going a bit crazy not being able to ride my bike but I will be back in the saddle soon enough. Until then, PURAVIDA which means pure life. It is used as a greeting here and for saying good bye and many other things. I like the positive message.