I guess you could say my job has its perks... For those of you who don't know, I work for Competition Accessories as their product review specialist. This involves evaluating and testing new products as they come to market, as well as developing our in house brands (such as Sliders Kevlar Gear). It helps that I love anything with two wheels. Cruisers, dirt bikes, sport bikes, scooters, and anything in between. I'd rather be riding than doing just about anything else! Working with the gear that makes riding even more enjoyable comes in at a close second. This past week I had the privilege of being flown to Costa Rica as part of a Michelin rewards program with Western Power Sports (our Michelin distributor). The mission: ride dirt bikes through the jungles and experience another adventure! I had been looking forward to this trip for months, so you can imagine my excitement when I was finally on the plane! Hello, beautiful! Making my way through immigration I wasn't really sure how easy it would be to find my ride. Fortunately we both had the foresight to wear moto related t-shirts, and we found eachother right outside the terminal. Rain was pouring down as we loaded the gear bags into the van, and the drive from San Jose to Jaco was already proving to be a good start to the adventure! Michelin had made our arrangements through Costa Rica Unbound, a company that specializes in off-road moto tours of the country. Our accommodations were at the Marea Brava Resort, right on the Pacific Ocean. Home for the next few days: The first day was a free day to just kick back, relax, and enjoy the slower paced life of Costa Rica. I could get used to this... I did spend some time boogie boarding in the Pacific. Absolutely perfect waves! As the sun set it was time to head into town for some dinner... I selected the ahi tuna steak with crab guacamole. It was SO good! The next day was sure to bring some serious adventure!