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Rural Colombia

Dirt roads and small villages north of Bogota
By Bill Hoadley
#674 - posted Sunday August 2, 2015 by Neil Gunton

"When the opportunity came up to take a short leave of absence from work, I jumped at it. Last year at this time I took my first tour in Colombia, and after that trip, I was hoping I could go back and visit that country again soon. I enjoy the quiet dirt roads out in the countryside, and I planned a route just to the south of the area where I had toured in 2014. The logistics would be simple, as I could fly into Bogotá and do a loop trip, storing my bike suitcase at a hotel I would use at the start and end of the trip. Bogotá is less than 5 hours by air from the US mainland, and it uses the same time zone as the eastern US, so it is not hard on the body going there. And its nearly equatorial latitude makes it a good escape from the Northern Winter..." - read this journal

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The Plains and Prairies of middle America *   Oris Barber  09:20 
11 of ??? days
Europe between the three seas *   Dominic Connaway  09:17 
90 of 165 days
Bangkok to Saigon *   jimmy goh  09:16 
5 days until start
Treacherous to Tropical: Anchorage to Miami *   Jeff Skinner  09:09 
87 of ??? days
Holland to Morocco with many detours *   alison addicks  08:42 
78 of ??? days
Leaving Stockholm and heading towards Istanbul. *   Fredrik Nordstrom  08:42 
60 of ??? days
curtistour *   curtis flock  08:23 
731 of 1097 days
Minnesota summer 2015 *   Dianna Hayden  08:16 
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Wild Mongolia (2015) *   Harvey Surrena  08:09 
57 of ??? days
Bay Area, Big Sky, and Back: A Great Western Circle *   Mike Noonan  07:58 
Completed Jul 2015
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The Parks and Gardens of Madrid *   Greg Woods  Fri 31 
Completed Jul 2015
Old Mountain Bike for Touring *   Laurence Hendrick  Fri 31 
Completed Jul 2015
Oklahoma FreeWheel revisted *   Moni Bieser  Mon 27 
Completed Jul 2015
My Touring Encounters   Bill Stone  Jul 25 
Completed Feb 2014
Day Trips & Training Rides   Bill Stone  Jul 25 
Completed Jun 2015
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Components  Non-STI Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for touring bike with drop bars?   Neil Gunton (admin)  Tue 28   13   08:52
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Power & Charging  Portable battery options for MacAir   Fred Spengler  Fri 31   4   23:50
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Advocacy  Australian "Don't be a wanker" video   Brian Huntley  Sun 26   31   20:32
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Tires  Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech 28-622 folding tyres   ****_  1   Graham Smith  21:58   0   21:58
Smart phones  Quad Lock phone mount   *****  *****  2   Robert Ewing  Jun 19   6   19:13
Tents & Shelters  Hilleberg Tunnel tents compared   ****_  1   Douglas Coulter  Jul 14   13   Wed 29
Frames (production)  Review for Surly Ogre or ECR   *****  1   Jim Owens  Jul 2014   5   Mon 27
Books  Going Somewhere by Brian Benson   ****_  1   Avinash Kachhy  Jul 23   0   Jul 23
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Companions  Looking for a gay guy to cycle around the world*   open  Sean Yuen* 2015-08-02 
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For Sale  Jamis Dakota 1993 MTB 19in Complete Bike* $150  open  mark viergutz 2015-08-01 
For Sale  FS New Ortlieb Ultimate handlebar bag mount $30 * $30  open  Steven Sweedler 2015-07-29 
For Sale  Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer plus accesories* $400  open  gabriel prieto 2015-07-29 
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San Francisco Biking Guide by Spinlister https://www.spinlister.com/cities/san-fr... Route 2015-07-20 
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Amazing Dutch Cyling Tourist cyclingdutchgirl.com Travelogue 2015-06-28 
PedalFest https://www.facebook.com/events/79436002... Recreation, Tour Operator 2015-05-21 
SimpleTrippin: Travel Itineraries prepared by fellow travelers. www.simpletrippin.com Travel resources 2015-05-19 
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Niznik, Natasha (nniznik) 1 Aug 2015  8 Mar 2015 
Tam, Norman (norman0812) 1 Aug 2015  20 Feb 2013 
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Duo.jpg The Daddy-Daughter Duo, spinning in granny gear, slowly make their way toward McKenzie Pass Summit (OR). Photo credit to Al Hulbert. These are the only pictures we have of us actually cycling! Thanks, Al!

Image on journal page: Day 89 - McKenzie Bridge the High Way: Final hill worth the view in journal Searching the TransAm E-W for a Proper Pair of Pants - 2015 by Dana Miller (90 of 104 days)

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Image on journal page: cool and foggy: South Beach camping in journal down the west coast by Moni Bieser (Completed Oct 2010)

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Image on journal page: cool and foggy: South Beach camping in journal down the west coast by Moni Bieser (Completed Oct 2010)

 2015-08-02 9:07 
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IMG_3004.JPG ... and pesticide fighting

all good fun

Image on journal page: Drum Beat: Lillooet in journal To Catch A Rainbow - the final endeavourFeatured Journal #626 by Chris White (349 of ??? days)

 2015-08-02 8:04 
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IMG_2978.JPG They say 'You have to be in it to win it'
But you probably won't
So don't
They say 'Never stop dreaming'
But that's all dreamers ever do
Don't dream
Plan
And make it happen

Image on journal page: A Change In Diet in journal To Catch A Rainbow - the final endeavourFeatured Journal #626 by Chris White (349 of ??? days)

 2015-08-02 8:03 
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