Having spent 3 fantastic months in Colombia, I thought I’d take a moment to remember some of the top images, places, and memories. Minimal words here. Just basic captions. Enjoy!
Capurganá. My first moment stepping foot in Colombia from the Panama crossing.
Attempting to ride South along the coastal trails from Capurganá.
Bike awareness signs here are for full suspension mountain bikes. Sweet.
Antioquia dairy country.
Taking a “moto mesa” for a few kilometers with Brian Taylor and his 5” fat bike.
Semana Santa parade in Zapatoca, Santander.
Chicamocha Canyon in Santander.
Gorgeous clean streets of Barichara.
Perfect sunset spot in the Cordillera Oriental.
One of the countless gorgeous churches in tiny Colombian towns. This one in San Mateo, Boyacá.
El Cocuy, Boyacá. The start a long series of poncho sightings.
Fantastic canyon descent into Chita, Boyacá.
The vast mountains of the Cordillera Oriental.
Mongui, Boyacá: Soccer ball production capital of Colombia.
Ponchos flapping in the morning breeze on the way into work. Laguna Tota, Boyacá.
Rainy season in Colombia. Hiding under an overhang in Villa de Leyva, Boyacá.
Sutamarchan: Sausage capital of Colombia.
Raquirá: Pottery capital of Colombia.
Big, juicy sloppy hamburgers with fresh cut fries: About $1.50USD. I had more than one. In fact I had a little burger eating contest with a friend. I can’t imagine I lost.
Graves in the site of the horrible Armero Tragedy in 1985 when Volcan Ruiz when an enormous volcanic landslide buried a town of 27,000 people.
Tree tomatoes growing on the slopes of Volcan Ruiz.
A moment’s rest during one of many endless climbs. This was a 10,000’ day.
Nothing more brilliant than following random trails towards enormous volcanos. Volcan Ruiz, Eastern slopes.
Frailejon plants. Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados.
Volcan Ruiz, Northern slope.
Camping over a hot spring river near Volcan Ruiz.
Repair shop of Bisoño, father of the famous downhill racer Marcelo Guitirrez. He forges his own tools among other amazing skills. (That’s not him in the pic).
Group trail ride in Manizales.
Camping in a Tejo court in La Florida, in the heart of coffee country.
Coffee plants. Everywhere in the Cordillera Central.
Banana plant flower.
Enormous Christ statue overlooking the metropolis of Cali.
Salsa lessons in Cali. Yes, she had me arch my back for the picture.
New but ancient friends by the riverside in Cali.
Guambian indigenous boys fighting over the bike.
One of endless huge landslides crossing the Cordillera Central toward Inzá.
Gorgeous staircases to the ancient tombs of Tierradentro.
Archeological carvings in San Agustin.
Brothers in ceremony. Mocoa.
The 10,000’ hot springs of Laguna Verde.
Ecuador, here I come!