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Old 01-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #2041
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Hey there Mark I finally spent the time to catch up on your RR, as I got home Thursday; My God what an adventure you have going I am jealous cause part of me wishes I was with but the other part is glad to be home. So I will just fall in line like all the others here and follow along vicariously. Well bud, I do not know how you can leave Columbia, so is it the breast augmentation capital of the world as I've been told? How's you salsa dance?

I am very happy you have a riding partner amigo; keep the rubber down, and I believe you'll need to be breaking out the heated gear soon.

Oh, how's Hello Kitty hanging?


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Old 01-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #2042
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Ride video

Wow a great ride video, well done. That was quite a road winding through and cut into the side of the mountain. The shots of going between the traffic looks like there isn't much room, was it that tight? Thanks once again for sharing, your adventure.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:27 AM   #2043
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Great video - not much room for on-coming traffic on the mountain roads.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:34 AM   #2044
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January 21st Guatape to New Puerto Berrio.

As always parked our bikes in the lobby. This one was tight ..... The lady who ran the hotel was great, but could not get her into the photo...



Cool wooden doors to the lobby.



And I had a note on my bike. Unfortunately we were not able to give Tony a call... Thanks for the offer!



Had some breakfast in the town square.





This is a cool little town. It appeared that we were the only gringos here.





James coming out of the narrow doorway of the hotel lobby



We rode back to El Peñón de Guatapé (Spanish for "The Guatapé Rock") to take a look at this huge monolith that is about



Cloudy morning with really flat light for photography. But it looks like a place that we must check out.



As you get to this side of the "rock" ... you see the crazy stairs heading up. 644 steps to the top.







The rock views out to the surrounding lake....



Instead of the stairs we could have done a Donkey ride around the parking lot



We set up for a photo in the parking lot.....





and then as has been the case in Colombia.... We get swamped by people asking questions, looking at the gear on the bike, and as we have been offering photos on the bike..... This crowd grew. We enjoyed the conversations, questions, laughter..... It is one of those strange things, but they just do not see too many bike motos. The Colombia people have been so friendly it is amazing!!





This guy was going full out and wanted to hold James Helmet as well







This was a really nice family who are Colombia but have lived in NY state for 10 years now. Just home on vacation. . Was great meeting you!!



We had Kids, parents, Grandparents on the bikes.





We spent the whole morning here before heading off. There was a large traffic jam on the way back to the main road, but on bikes you can just ride to the front and check it out, then squeeze by. It is normal here that bikes just kind of go around everything.



We rode by the Hacienda Napoles which was one of Pablo Escobars large estates and get aways.



The Colombia Government has taken it over and making it a large theme park.




Checking our map as we go....



As we road out through the mountains we had some great riding and some great views.





Found a hotel along side the road on our way to Bucaramanga. Nothing special, but a place to rest before riding on. No internet and not much of a town, so it was an early night.

Loving being back on the road.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:45 AM   #2045
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Hey Mark.....ask James who put the UK flag on his right tank panel....He'll probably know what I mean.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #2046
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How is the knee holding up? Walk all those stairs? Looks like Colombia is a great friendly place...
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:46 AM   #2047
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Mark, looks like you and James are on a familiar path. Since my trip is over (for now) I will continue to live vicariously through your report. Say hello to James!
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:44 PM   #2048
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phew, finally caught up, I was 5 pages back. Now I want to go to Columbia!
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #2049
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phew, finally caught up, I was 5 pages back. Now I want to go to Columbia!
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:27 PM   #2050
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Hey Mark.....ask James who put the UK flag on his right tank panel....He'll probably know what I mean.
Hey Ron

There are two UK flags one on either side of my bike on the tank panels.

My flags were put on my bike by me... when i was rolling through the states everyone kept asking me if i was from Denmark(flag is white on red) due to the English flag(red on white) on the front of my bike... almost every 3rd person in fact. after that i decided that i would put a couple of big ass UK flags on the tank panels. so now there is no confusion.

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Old 01-23-2012, 08:08 PM   #2051
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Hey Ron

There are two UK flags one on either side of my bike on the tank panels.

My flags were put on my bike by me... when i was rolling through the states everyone kept asking me if i was from Denmark(flag is white on red) due to the English flag(red on white) on the front of my bike... almost every 3rd person in fact. after that i decided that i would put a couple of big ass UK flags on the tank panels. so now there is no confusion.


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Old 01-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #2052
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How is the knee holding up?
Thanks for asking. My knee is feeling much better but have still been taking it easy, and still wearing a brace. Still expect a few more weeks to be back to normal.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #2053
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Another fantastic update Mark! Thank you!
Thanks Dave! Glad your along for the ride.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #2054
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Mark, looks like you and James are on a familiar path. Since my trip is over (for now) I will continue to live vicariously through your report. Say hello to James!
Hello Mike,

Was great meeting you. Glad to have you along!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:52 AM   #2055
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phew, finally caught up, I was 5 pages back. Now I want to go to Colombia!
fix'd!
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Plus, I think the roads are better than he is letting on!
and he already shared the chicas... .... Pokin' fun, Mark!
anxious to see more!
Ride on Mark and James! We will be following along... Enjoy it!
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