Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Rolling in the Andes – Yarumal to Santa Rosa de Osos (50k/14,163k,~3,900 feet)

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(April 21 – written by Dave) Today was our best day climbing in the Andes so far.  We still climbed nearly 4,000 feet but it was spread out over a longer distance so the gradient was more gradual than the … Continue reading

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Yarumal hats, fruits, buses, bakeries and a church

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(April 20 – written by Dave) We’ve had a nice quiet day here in Yarumal.  Being stationary gave us a chance to check out a couple topics that we’d been pondering the first week travelling in Colombia. Our hotel is … Continue reading

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Climbing the Andes – Valdivia to Yarumal (40k/14,113k/5,000 feet climbing)

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(April 19 – written by Nancy) It rained overnight in Valdivia, not so hard that it woke us, but hard enough that the roads in the square were wet when we got up at 5:30.  When we got up, the … Continue reading

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Rain day through the Andes – Taraza to Valdivia (64k/14,073k)

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(April 18 – written by Dave) First a quick note about dinner last night.  We decided to try one of the restaurants on the main square, right next to our hotel.  We were about half way through dinner and Nancy … Continue reading

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Short day through the river lowlands – Caucasia to Taraza (66k/14,009k)

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(April 17 – written by Nancy) We had a relatively short and easy day today, to get us to a town close to where our first climbing into the Andes begins.  We were still on the road by 6:30 to … Continue reading

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South – Planet Rica to Caucasia (69k/13,943k)

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(April 16 – written by Dave) South, finally!  Today we passed below 8 degrees latitude.  Nearly 3 weeks ago back on March 28; we flirted with 8 degrees south.  That was back on our first day in Panama.  The last … Continue reading

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Nice Sunday ride – Cereté to Planeta Rica (72k/13,873k)

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(April 15 – written by Dave) Sleep in the hotel last night was easy.  There was no one outside our room solving the world’s problems and in fact very little noise at all.  We both got a little hot sleeping … Continue reading