Back on the road, we were able to take advantage of the newly completed Ruta del Sol on the way to Bogota. It was nice to able to actually ride at highway speeds for much of the time again, something we haven’t been able to do much of since arriving in Colombia due to heavy traffic.
The Backcountry Discovery Routes team was on the road again – this time in Idaho. As with previous projects, the aim was to unlock the potential of a US state for adventure bike riders. The result was a fully documented route across some of the most beautiful off-road sections of the Rocky Mountains.
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.
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 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.
We thought we had missed the rainy season in Central America, but we were wrong.
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!
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.
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.