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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Quindio, Dec 7, 2019.
Such a beautiful country. Thanks for sharing so many fantastic photos.
Lot's more pictures to come once I get out traveling.
Last nights full moon.
Fantastic report. Me needs some Colombia riding again
A few pictures Sandra took.
Another beauty day for a ride. After looking at Google maps Sandra and I decided on riding to Marsella, Risaralda. Another farming and coffee growing town in the mountains that i love to go explore. It never gets old to me going to these small towns and meeting the locals who I find are some of the most friendly people in my travels.
Great Ride report, Thank you for sharing. Hope one day I can do the same.
Really like to read that @Quindio. Most people don't get riding to begin with; in addition to seeing incredible places, the people you meet when traveling like this is second to none.
Tell Sandra her picture of that tree in the previous post is amazing. Seriously cool.
Great updates man, keep the knobby side down
What a fantastic day of riding, didn't get much out of second gear as it was corner after corner along that twisty road with so many coffee fields along the way. After lunch at Marsella we continued on to Chinchiná. I bought some of the local cafe grown in Marsella and drinking a cup now......so good.
Pictures coming soon.
Thanks a lot and I love every minute of everyday here it's such a beautiful country. Speaking of the knobby side down I think it's time for a new front tire, I replaced the rear a few weeks ago and now it's time for a new front tire because I plan on going on some longer rides hopefully mid week. I'm happy with the Mitas E-07, I got over 19,000km and to Peru and back. You do go through tires fast here as the paved roads are very rough. The set I had on before I got 6000km. So off to see my friend who owns a moto shop in Armenia in the morning.
Still some life left in them.
First stop was when I realized I was going the wrong way.
A stop for cafe.
A group of riders out for a Sunday ride I met.
Likely going to get sick of me posting, but damn...it's beautiful there. The shot overlooking Marsella with the church dominating the town...amazing.
They're talking snow in my neck of the woods, which generally means the city grinds to a halt because the maroons who live/drive here don't have a clue how to handle it . I'll be checking back on your thread regularly for some sun.
Hope you were able to get a new front mounted, and you never posted a picture of your tank bag setup for the camera...still curious on that one!
Knobby side down man.
No it's nice to get some reply's to my posts for sure. I know all about the bad drivers when it snows like in Vancouver there are a lot who think that because they are driving a fancy SUV they can go just as fast as when the roads are clear. I'm happy not to have spent a winter in Vancouver for more than 12 years, gone riding for the winter. I remember leaving one year for Mexico and it had snowed but there was no way I was waiting to leave. I shoveled a 2 foot wide path from my house to the main road and left with many layers of clothes on. There was snow all the way to where you live in Oregon. I remember just telling myself every mile I ride it will get warmer.
I did get a new front tire, $202,000. pesos installed, balanced and my chain cleaned and lubed. I have been hearing a clicking sound when going slow in first gear so after further inspection of the chain we found a kink in the chain. So today I'll get new sprockets and chain installed. 26,000km so it's time to change. I'm guessing it was caused by not oiling my chain before I stored my moto last time and parked for 7 months.
A visit to the museum in Marsella.
My Wolfman tank bag that has traveled with me for more than 10 years.
Great shots from the museum, the life-sized chess pieces are neat and it's cool to see all the artifacts. That church is something else man, any idea how long it's been there? Reminds me of the church I went in while visiting San Ignacio in Baja, amazing architecture and simply beautiful.
Funny to see American stuff in that last pic, the NY plate and the pictures of some stars/musicians. Do you see much American influence in stuff down there, or are they simply decorations put on a wall?
Great pics and that looks like a fantastic ride. Did you guys stay the night in town, or head home after visiting?
Colombia like most of Latin America is full of Churches and they fascinate me for sure. I have been to the one in San Ignacio, Baja. Not sure how old the one is in Marsella? I should start taking some notes and try to explain more of my pictures. There is not a huge influence here of the USA that I see here, even less of the fast food chains like McDonalds, KFC and the others. At some of the larger cities and airports you are starting to see some like Starbucks. For years now I always stop at a chain of coffee shops called Juan Valdez Café that are all over Colombia. They have super good coffee and wifi. I would tell my friends there is no Starbucks only Juan Valdez Café, last year I found out Juan Valdez Café is owned by Starbucks. grrrrr!
We did not spend the night and I have more pictures from the day coming.