On our way to Bogota, we had probably our strangest tourist experience so far in the trip. A little bit West of Puerto Triumpho, way off the road in the hills, is Pablo Escobar's old estate Hacienda Napoles.
Dakar fever was in the air. We’d been traveling in Argentina for a few weeks and getting caught up in the hype from TV commentary, billboards, and seeing adventure bikes making pilgrimages from Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia adorned Dakar stickers.
If NASA built suspension for the KTM 1190 Adventure they’d be happy with this one.
I had played with GPS units, but still relied on the old and familiar analog way. A couple of years back I finally took the plunge and got set-up with a Garmin Montana.
Helge’s current ride is a 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure in pristine condition and fully equipped with Touratech equipment. He has decided to part with it and is making it available for purchase.
Simon and Lisa Thomas have been traveling the globe on motorcycles continuously since 2003. Along the way they've been providing amazing stories and images of their adventures. Now, they 've given us a glimpse into their daily lives.
Our own Matt Willson on his R1200GS and his wife Brayde on her F650 stopped by Touratech Peru this week en route to Tierra del Fuego.
Just about every owners manual and service manual will proclaim that the drive chain should be cleaned, lubed, and adjusted every 500 miles, or something to that effect.
Our next blog post may very well be titled "Why We Never Left Colombia." So far, we like just about everything about this country, and we're not even half way through it.
It is easy to just bring the motorcycle to a shop to replace your old tires but you would then be missing out on a great opportunity to pull out your tool kit, and practice a skill that at some point.