ADV in South America

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lexluther11, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. chainsaw tom

    chainsaw tom n00b

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    Good question! Has anyone heard from Mark lately?
  2. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    Feb 1st was the last time.
  3. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    It has been reported elsewhere that he is alive, well and in Spanish School.
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  4. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Publicar más fotos por favor :thumb
  5. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    Good to know. Thanks!
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  6. ruans187

    ruans187 Been here awhile

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    I a, Colombian-American and I cant believe you crossed that road because the old Buenaventura-Cali road (zone) is home of guerrillas. It is a huge area in the jungle and the Farallones, but me being born and raise in Cali have to think very hard about taking that route. In other words, I am jealous because u did it...lol...and bc I grew up here find it risky altough these days things have changed a lot.
    I am in vacation here now and rented a KLR from Motolombia which I will be picking up tomorrow but still thinking if take my chance on that road.

  7. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    If you find the courage to go there on a rental KLR, please share with us your experience. :thumb
  8. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    I went there again on a little over a year ago on Yamaha 250 Tenere I rented from Mike at Motolombia. One of my all time favorite roads in Colombia, I just had to go do it again. First time I went in 2012 with a buddy from New Zealand there was lots of military presence and when questioning them on the security of the road onward to Cali they said "no problem"
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    When I went back in 2015 there was not near the military presence and I ended up riding with a two locals two up who I met at the waterfall in the road.
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    The perfect little bike for Colombia, only a 400 could have been better:
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    We stopped in every little community along the way drinking beer and hanging out with the locals for a nice time along with stopping for some very strange sausage stuff, maybe blood sausage, was too bad:
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    Needless to say it was very dark by the time I reached Buenaventura. Goodtimes in Colombia as always. Sorry for the highjack Lex but you must be living it up with no time to post, very easy to do down there:freaky

    If I listening to everyone telling where not to go I would have never gotten to at least have the places I went in Colombia. Amazing place!
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  9. ruans187

    ruans187 Been here awhile

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    The military presence being less is expected since we had the change of President (current one is not hard on guerrillas and wants to talk to them). I went riding yesterday with a Bike from Mike at Motolombia; a KLR650. Took Cali to Lago Calima through a very curvy, mountain road that crosses La Cumbre, Restrepo and then arriving to Darien.
    I will post pics once I download them.
    Going back to the US on Saturday..miss my Buell Ulysses
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  10. Devrim

    Devrim n00b

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    So,...?
    No more pics?
  11. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Wonder whatever happened. Even without the pictures, or a proper ending, I found this to be an interesting report.
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  12. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat Supporter

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    Been wondering the same thing over the last year. It was a good report and opened my eyes a bit more.