Abruptly the tour group took a detour, landing us right on to the beach! This is a rare treat, they explained, as ecological concerns have limited beachfront riding to only a few Costa Rican locations. This was one of them. The sand was densely packed making it easy to ride on. Hailey was excited to take video as we rode, and the smoothness of the terrain made for some epic shots. We got stuck after stopping in what I thought would be some stiff sand, but it was waterlogged and soon my wheels sunk in. I had to tip the bike over and wrest it free by dragging the tires from their shallow graves. Hailey took a break off the bike and hunted hermit crabs, freeing me to really open it up on the sand. I had the R1200GS tipped so far over than the valve covers almost touched as I flat-tracked around the beach. So much fun!