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Old 12-30-2012, 08:30 AM   #686
rtwpaul OP
out riding...
 
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leaving Merida behind in the valley we head of into the Andes



great mountain roads with minimal traffic and amazing views, but it was strange to feel very cold for the first time in months








this was in avery small town in the middle of nowhere...



over time the road climbs and the sky cleared, the air got thinner, and the cold...well it got colder










most of the roads we were riding were like this heading up and down, we stuck to paved roads due to heavy rain over the last few days, and paved roads means about 80% paved in these areas




and in GPS world it looked like this...



finally reaching the summit at around 12,000 feet just as the sun was dropping below the peaks of the mountain behind us, i have kind of lost track how many times i have crossed the Andes over the last two years, i think its in double figures for sure and each crossing is different and an amazing sight




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