Colombia

Into the Mist

Salento to Honda | Monday, November 23 |

Our second day in the saddle began after a little side trip to the farm. Our guide wrangled together one of the local jeeps (regularly on tourist hire) to deliver those of us not recovering from a hard first night to a coffee plantation for a morning walking tour where we picked beans, roasted a few more and sipped on Colombian coffee IN Colombia… wow. And the scenery wasn’t too bad either!

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Little did we know about the ride we were about to embark on.

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Latitude: 5.2042° N |  Longitude: 74.7417° W

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Fed and fuelled, we made our way into the mountains today… cresting over 12,000 feet above sea level (!), through a fog-filled journey that included hundreds of passed local motorcycles ( little shit bikes ) and dozens of passed trucks and one near-miss that can only be explained through video… which I’ll post someday when I get back the US and free-flowing internet… just believe me it was wild!

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Beyond that, it was an epic day of twisties… nowhere in the US can you ride for that long without hitting a straight road or major town… it was damn near endless… We even met Zorro today!