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Old 12-20-2012, 04:18 AM   #346
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And here I thought I was talking about me

And who started this ACY business. I'm not sure that I like it. I read it as Aceeeeee which sounds girly. I need to grow my beard out even more now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:32 AM   #347
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I asked for a typical Colombian meal and this is what I got:



Some pork that looked like it had been cooked two days ago, some really bland and dry plantains, and a very tasty "arepa". Arepas are similar to Papusas; a big thick tortilla type bread stuffed with meat or cheese or both. I had one bite of the pork and was about to take another when I realized that they hadn't quite totally skinned the pig when they butchered it. There were still quite a few curly black hairs sticking out of the meat. I ate the arepa and got the hell out of there.

Interesting plate . I'm Colombian and have never seen anything like it. I'm not sure that "arepa" is an arepa. The color and texture don't look right for that area of the country. It might be a variation of a "bollo" and those are made with ripe plantain.

The white stuff is yuca. Hard to appreciate it if you did not grow up eating it.

The pork is also interesting... It looks like some kind of weird chicharron
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:56 AM   #348
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Interesting plate . I'm Colombian and have never seen anything like it. I'm not sure that "arepa" is an arepa. The color and texture don't look right for that area of the country. It might be a variation of a "bollo" and those are made with ripe plantain.

The white stuff is yuca. Hard to appreciate it if you did not grow up eating it.

The pork is also interesting... It looks like some kind of weird chicharron
Ahhhh....that explains it! It was yucca. I couldn't figure it out but thought it must be plantain.

And I did ask for Chicarones.....they were pretty crappy though.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:56 AM   #349
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I'm going to try and start something new and begin each post with some stats and a little progress map of the day's ride. We'll see how long this lasts.




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Old 12-20-2012, 07:18 AM   #350
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This has been a great adventure to read. How has your Spot GPS been working? I have read a lot of good and bad things about them.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #351
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Ahhhh....that explains it! It was yucca. I couldn't figure it out but thought it must be plantain.

And I did ask for Chicharrones.....they were pretty crappy though.
Yeah, Colombia's "road food" is not like in Mexico. The food you will find next to the road is generally not very good at least there is a long line of truck in front.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #352
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Thats cool you ran into Byron and Isabel! Great People for sure. And Byrons got a Kick ass beard going! Isabelas beard is pretty much the same.... Safe Travels!!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #353
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Last I heard they were installing fork seals and pneumatic shocks in his leg. As I was walking out the door, the doctor was saying something like: "....we have the technology, we can build him better." or something like that....


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Old 12-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #354
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Still enjoying the RR... liked those photos of the old fort. I like the new map update(s) as well. Wait a minute, I thought Marines liked boat rides?
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #355
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Still enjoying the RR... liked those photos of the old fort. I like the new map update(s) as well. Wait a minute, I thought Marines liked boat rides?
You know, I did wonder about that myself. Aren't the Leathernecks our primary first line of defense, deployed from naval assets (OK, I know that times have changed)? A marine who gets violently seasick--we will have to write to the Commandant about this.

But we can say this: Our hero in this thread is quite the stud, and he is only 1/2 way to the destination. I have a feeling that he will end up looking like a curly-bearded version of a bald ZZTop by the time this is concluded.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #356
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Medellin

Just made it to Medellin and the Shamrock! Thanks for the recomendation Crashmaster, this place rocks! I'm going to upload some pictures and get cracking on today's post.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #357
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I think that's the secret as to why Marines are so effective...

You coup them up in a boat for long enough, and they'll be so pissed when they finally go to shore that nobody there stands a chance!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #358
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #359
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This has been a great adventure to read. How has your Spot GPS been working? I have read a lot of good and bad things about them.

Hmmmm......well, it has a little green light that blinks a lot, so I guess it works....

Really though, it works okay. The tracking feature works like a charm. The "I'm okay button" usually works, but you have to have a really clear view to the sky and anywhere from 2-10 minutes for that thing to get through.

It's defenetly worth it though. Something is better than nothing. It let's me check in with my family and keeps them from panicking when they don't here from me. And it's a great way to track your progress. Just get a spotwalla account.

Also, if I did it again, I would have brought the little wrist strap. I think it's defiently better to have it on your person than mounted on your bike. When Ed Zachtamundo got hit, I found him in the grass a good 50 feet from his bike (and his SPOT which was mounted on his handlebars). I don't think I would want to crawl that far back to my bike to hit the SOS with my femur sticking out of my leg....
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #360
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Just made it to Medellin and the Shamrock! Thanks for the recomendation Crashmaster, this place rocks!

Its a velcro kind of place. Hard to leave.
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