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Old 02-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #2191
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WOW....I can't get over how clean these towns are!!!
It's a real problem out here where I live. One of our most scenic drives over the hill to the ocean, is completely littered with garbage, old tyres, refrigerators, and couches. It makes me sick how much some people disregard the beauty of where we live. If it doesn't concern you, that's not a problem, but that doesn't mean it's OK to trash up the place!!!!

Nice to see you slowing down and truely absorbing your new surroundings.
Wish I was there.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #2192
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What he said!!!!

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Mark, after some hectic times it seems like you are taking the time to relax, I can feel it in your posts. Good for you. Beautiful pictures. Colombia looks like a wonderful country despite what the US news stations make it out to be...Enjoy, be safe
DITTO........

Enjoy Mark, enjoy!!!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #2193
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Wonderful Town - Kind of makes me think I should sell everything and move down. Thanks - Frank
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #2194
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I have made the decision to not ride to Ushaia until December.... so I have time to explore
I think you will be very happy with this choice, I don't think you can go wrong with it I'd say as a little modification to Crashmaster's theory on SA travel on a moto: Ride smooth which=fast, and travel slow

There is just too much good stuff to pass quickly on by and the riding is great too

I've spent nearly 3 months in Colombia and it's still way too short, I need more!
Viva Colombia

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Old 02-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #2195
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I've spent nearly 3 months in Colombia and it's still way too short, I need more!
Viva Colombia

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Old 02-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #2196
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DITTO........

Enjoy Mark, enjoy!!!!
+2 I am glad you are slowing down to take it all in. After seeing these last pictures sure wish I was there too. Keep it man.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:01 AM   #2197
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Glad to hear you will be in Colombia for awhile. I plan to come down again in Feb, and for a longer time in March, so hope to see you again!
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #2198
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Glad to hear you will be in Colombia for awhile. I plan to come down again in Feb, and for a longer time in March, so hope to see you again!
Might see you as I am riding for the next couple months in Columbia and Ecuador, then might be flying home for a bit before riding south at the end of this year! Would be great to catch up!
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #2199
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+2 I am glad you are slowing down to take it all in. After seeing these last pictures sure wish I was there too.
. Definitely am slowing down the ride to enjoy South America. Plan now is to ride to Ushaia, TDF about December!!

But that leaves me this summer to figure out if I will be back here, or make a trip to India then return to SA in August to ride south!! This adventure will continue to change :)
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #2200
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. Definitely am slowing down the ride to enjoy South America. Plan now is to ride to Ushaia, TDF about December!!

But that leaves me this summer to figure out if I will be back here, or make a trip to India then return to SA in August to ride south!! This adventure will continue to change :)

NOW That's what I'm talking about......... make up as you go............. ENVIOUS. I just knew there was enough to see and do in Colombia and Bolivia. I heard some good things about Ecuador.


"No worries, No Hurries" is really sinking in with you Mark. I think you found your groove



P.S. I have been home a few weeks now and am already wanting to hit the road again. Dud this stuff gets in your bloodstream....... two wheeled travel that is.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:46 AM   #2201
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. Definitely am slowing down the ride to enjoy South America. Plan now is to ride to Ushaia, TDF about December!!

But that leaves me this summer to figure out if I will be back here, or make a trip to India then return to SA in August to ride south!! This adventure will continue to change :)

Awesome. If I'd won the lotto over the weekend, I was headed to Colombia to join you...but alas, no luck. Ride safe Mark, glad to see that you're taking things slower and immersing yourself in the culture. Always looking forward to the updates.

BTW - You're in a better spot that us here right now. (-14.0*C last night)
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:56 AM   #2202
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Radioman,

I have really enjoyed your RR so far. You story has been an inspirational one and kept me reading till the wee hours to try and get caught up.

Not sure if you have already been to the Cathedral of Salt as I just clicked to the end to find out if you had passed Bogota yet. if you have not been you might want to take the hour detour from Bogota to stop in and see the Cathedral.

Will be in Bogota till Thursday for work.

I will have come back down here at some point on a motorcycle to enjoy all the country side and warm people of South America.

Cheers.

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #2203
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Wow, a piecemeal round the world journey. Don't imagine that is the way most of us thought this would unfold.

Glad you are back riding in good health, you and your bike.

Take care and thanks for sharing.

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #2204
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Wow, a piecemeal round the world journey. Don't imagine that is the way most of us thought this would unfold.
My adventure is fluid. Looking at my Time and Money, and the Logistics ..... I have a few priorities one was riding in India, and hopefully China. Getting my bike there has lots of challenges, so I had always considered flying to India and renting a bike as one of my options. Since I am planning to spend extra time in South America..... It allows for tghe possibility to get to India during there summer season.....

I had come to terms that this journey does not need to be continuous. Talked with another long term rider about this, and there are times on the road that you get tired out, and need to take time staying in one place or returning home to regroup before continuing. No rules in how to do this kind of long distance travel, I have found that I will need a break somewhere along the trip.

We will all see what happens!
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #2205
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Will be in Bogota till Thursday for work.
Am in Bogota today needed a rear tube for my bike ( more on this later) and it is possible that we will return before Thursday. Might need to meet up!
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