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April 28th, 2012 | Colombia

Five Down, One to Go…!!

Bogota, Colombia, is my final stop in South America… On Monday morning, at dawn’s crack, I will fly to Panama to begin the final leg of my journey around the world… I will have spent exactly 100 days in South America, visited 9 countries and ridden 22 150 km on this continent… Today, I spent […]

April 25th, 2012 | Colombia

Last ride in South America…!! Cali to Bogota…

Although I stayed up late to work on a few of my old posts, by midnight I was still stumbling around the room, trying not to wake Fabio and Tom, who were sound asleep… I realised that I would have to allocate more time than I had planned, to make some headway, and resolved to […]

April 23rd, 2012 | Colombia

The Ride to Cali… Sometimes the Road is King…!!

We were up early, and wanted to get on the road as quickly as possible… Our plans were somewhat thwarted by the deep slumber of our hosts…!! Fabio and I got the bikes out into the street, and we loaded all our gear and were ready to ride, but still the house and the rooms […]

April 22nd, 2012 | Colombia

Calling Colombia…!!

Leaving Quito early on a Sunday morning, meant that we had little of the traffic that the city is renowned for, to contend with…!! We all refueled just a short distance from Ramiro’s house, and I advised my friends that “this tank will take me all the way to Pasto”, which was only 360 km […]

April 21st, 2012 | Ecuador

Quito is Quite Nice…!!

We had just one day available to us to see Quito, and there were other things we needed to do too… Fabio needed his riding boots repaired, and Tom needed to buy a new rain jacket… I was hoping to find a new pair of finger-less gloves, which I prefer to ride with because it […]

April 20th, 2012 | Ecuador

Long Ride to Quito…!!

The first 80 0dd km north of Montanita were a dream start to the day… A great surface; a tight, twisting road that tested our focus… Sea vistas off to our left, mountains shrouded in mist on our right, and lush undergrowth all around… Fabio and I took off like bats out of hell…Eager to […]