BeenRiding: Around the world on a KTM 690 - Colombia Currently

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Beenriding, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Beenriding

    Beenriding Been here awhile

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    Pulled into Puerto Lindo and waited for the other passengers and crew to show up and before to long we were on our way. Ill let the pictures tell the rest of the sotry on this one but pretty much we went through a small truckload of booze and became pirates for 5 days on our way towards Colombia.

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    Little Cherried
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    It was a Solid Crew

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  2. Beenriding

    Beenriding Been here awhile

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    We landed in Cartegena and continued with some shenanigans for the next few nights. Some explored the City during the day while some of us dealt with getting our vehicles out of the port. Which is a major pain in the ass BTW. It took 3 days of bullshit for all of us but we were happy to be free. Well everyone except me, my battery fried in the shipping container, I picked up a screw before loading it in Colon that i did not know of and the heat from the container exploded my oil reservoir in between my engine and skid plate. With no battery, I didn't have any energy to air up the tire and with the battery shot it wouldn't stay running long enough for me to air it up. Big pain in the ass but eventually i figured it out with the port authority staring over my shoulder the whole time.

    The Captain (David) had a hostel a little out of town where a few of us resided since it was close to the port and only a $2 taxi into town to hang with the others everynight.

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    I hauled ass to Medellin shortly after due to having some electrical issues with the bike and there not being alot of KTM support in Cartegena.

    Another Shoe Casualty along the way...Damnittttt

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  3. dezertpilot

    dezertpilot Been here awhile

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    Epic, I gotta do this type of trip in the next few years.
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  4. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Where y'all at?
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  5. Beenriding

    Beenriding Been here awhile

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    @roadcapDen Sorry bud. Ive been failing yall. Im in Medellin Colombia, I met a guy at a Rally Navigation Race I participated in and started working with him here in Medellin for an American company remotely. I will be able to hit the road in a few months working with what he is teaching me while on the road. Just a small stop on a long road. Ill try and work up and update to here soon.
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  6. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    How's work/update going?
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