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Old 03-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #1636
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great report!

Looking forward to more! We are headed to Columbia in September after a small break at home this summer to work.

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #1637
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Here I am waiting at the 3 rd delay.
I was mad at the lady directing and stopping traffic. I was at the front of the line of trucks and cars. She opened up the road and I had my helmet off and by the time I got the bike started, about 20 trucks had passed me and I had to follow them down the mountain at 10 miles an hour. I was able to pass some of them though


I love the way my bike looks with the tires loaded on top. Now it looks like I am a world traveling motorcyclist. But I sure don't like the way it feels. Having all the weight up so high makes my bike handle like a hog going slow. But I can still split lanes and keep up with all these 125 scooters buzzing around down here
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #1638
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Looking forward to more! We are headed to Columbia in September after a small break at home this summer to work.

Sara
I checked out your blog
Looks like you guys are having fun too
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:59 PM   #1639
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My host and his friend and neighbors out front of his house in Armenia. I was able to get my motorcycle thru his front door

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:03 PM   #1640
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My motorcycle always attracts a crowd. Most of the time it ok. But sometimes it gets old. Riding down the street, guys on their scooters try to get a closer look. I am afraid they are going to take me out.
When I pull up to a stop light, all eyes are on me. It is obvious their moms never taught them it is inpolite to stare.

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:06 PM   #1641
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Waterfall outside of Popayan

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #1642
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Looking forward to more! We are headed to Columbia in September after a small break at home this summer to work.

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BTW......It's Colombia
My friends in Bogota made sure I just it right too
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:42 AM   #1643
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I love the way my bike looks with the tires loaded on top. Now it looks like I am a world traveling motorcyclist. But I sure don't like the way it feels. Having all the weight up so high makes my bike handle like a hog going slow. But I can still split lanes and keep up with all these 125 scooters buzzing around down here
It does look good but must be seriously heavy and top heavy as well. I would like to travel S America but as its not quite possible currently, you do the riding and pics and we will travel in the chair. Thanks and look forward in possibly a years time when we will do some wine tasting in Stellenbosh and other good things around here. THKs & Enjoy
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #1644
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Is everyone still with me?
Everyday!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #1645
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It does look good but must be seriously heavy and top heavy as well. I would like to travel S America but as its not quite possible currently, you do the riding and pics and we will travel in the chair. Thanks and look forward in possibly a years time when we will do some wine tasting in Stellenbosh and other good things around here. THKs & Enjoy
As they say in Southern California..........it's better to look good than feel good
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #1646
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Here too, every day!
Looking forward to meet you in belgium!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #1647
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Awesome

dude what an awesome time it looks you area having in COLOMBIA, its sucks that looks that you are heading south instead of coming to Venezuela, but I know that News from here are not that positive,, but hey,, have a blast, and I've been coming here since you started coming down from Alaska. keep the awesome pics dude,, and the rubber side down.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #1648
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They are
Corrupt
You can't trust them
They will take you money
Those are the things you usually here
Especially from non travelers
Let me give you a different prospective

Yesterday I was trying to find a specific hostel in downtown Cali Colombia.
It is a town of about 3 million people.
The streets and signs didn't make sense
They are always lots of police in these towns.
Sometimes on every corner
So I stopped and asked for directions
To my surprised, he jumped on his motorcycle, let his post and said to follow him.
So there I was, getting my own, personal police escort thru the city of Cali to my destination.
Every time you here a story about the police taking money from someone, 99% of the time it's because they did something wrong. Maybe they were going too fast or whatever
And if they take a bribe then consider yourself lucky.
Its just the way the system works down here sometimes.
And you get off cheaper that way in the end anyway.
The whole time I have been traveling, I have not been asked for a bribe.
But I am heading in to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia soon. So my feelings may change.
And if they do, I will give you the full report (hopefully with pictures).
Is everyone still with me?
Im still with you. Everyday. Makes my day reading your RR. Thanks for letting us ride with you.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 PM   #1649
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Yup......your report is my daily news

Is everyone still with me?

Still follow you along boss :
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:44 PM   #1650
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Is everyone still with me?

All the time
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