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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.

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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.

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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.

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 We thought we had missed the rainy season in Central America, but we were wrong.

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In our latest video, Touratech's Iain Glynn explains how to use the Touratech Locking Mount for the BMW Navigator 4 or 5 GPS unit. 

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We bid farewell to Alfonso and Maria, then set off for the long haul to Mazatlán, Sinaloa. We were warned that the ride would be straight and boring with lots of tolls. Boy, were there tolls!

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Following advice from friends, we took the truck border crossing from Nogales, AZ into Mexico. Things went incredibly quick and smooth… except for the part when we thought we'd missed the immigration office where we needed to buy our vehicle permits. 

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One week till departure, roof starts leaking, ruins downstairs bathroom door.  Had to fix the roof, and take care of the water damage, as well as replace the door.  Two days later, a huge wind storm blows down our fence.

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In preparing for our trip to Mexico last March, Matt and I tried to set the rear sag on my 2007 BMW F650GS with a light load of luggage. Even with the shock preload turned all the way up, there was still too much sag.

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Replacing the rear shock on your BMW 650GS single is easy enough to do at home, as long as you have the tools, time, and patience.

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