The new version of Basecamp doesn’t allow me to show the track without including planned routes or previous days data (the pink lines). I’m working on it.
A long day ahead so I went for a walk in the park looking for a coffee. Nothing opens in CA or SA (so far) before 7. There are rows of these food and drinks stalls in Giron. The best thing from them are chopped fruit for about a buck.
I Google and, yup, they’re Roseate Spoonbills, very special. One of the downsides of riding alone is you just can’t leave the bike alone to get closer to these sights.
A huge bridge crosses it. A great reason to let her rip. Which brings me to a point. You can ride as fast as you want in Colombia. I’ve passed cops at speed and they don’t care. This is similar to Guatemala.
And into Medellin. The longest days ride yet in SA. For riders, the southern route is 50 miles longer but in some ways easier. The twisties are 2nd and 3rd gear, rather than the tiring (but brilliant) 1st and 2nd for the last 30 miles of the eastern route. Overtaking is easier and traffic is less. Scenery wise, they’re equal.
There’s lots going on in the background, report to follow.