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Old 11-25-2012, 04:46 AM   #416
DaytonaMike
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Location: Florida native >> Colorado >> Colombia
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Excellent Ride Report!!

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Hello Dwight. I just finished the 140 pages of Vinny's No Fumar Espanol and was browsing the site for the next epic adventure to hitch my wagon to so I could live vicariously through someone else for a while. Really glad I found yours. You write a great report and your photos are excellent . Thanks for taking the time to share the experience. If you find yourself near Villavicencio, Colombia I have a hammock or a couch, very secure bike parking and a cat that you are more than welcome to. Its the road less traveled here but we are on the edge of the Andes with the very warm weather you seem to like. Its about a 3 to 4 hour ride south out of Bogota but the scenery and the small towns dotting the landscape along the way are beautiful. FYI I dont speak Spanish either and I have lived here since January. Villavicencio is a pretty good sized town but well off the tourist trail so many people are shocked to hear and see a Gringo. Ive had people follow me around stores listening to me talk to my son and lots of people look, point and whisper. One of my Gringo friends said he kind of feels like a celebrity. On the other hand my 5 year old is now fluent in Spanish. I guess like they say its hard to teach an old dog new tricks. My vocabulary is huge but I just cant seem to be able to put all those words into a sentence. I'm subscribed so you are now stuck with me, Ride safe and keep the pictures flowing!!
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