Keeping up with a machine – San Gil to Duitama

Having hardly ridden my bike at all for the last few months, I suddenly found myself struggling immensely to keep up with a well trained cycling machine, aka Alonso, who I met through the cycle touring network ‘warmshowers.com’ (videos below)…
Chicamocha is a spectacular canyon, there is no doubt, but this has also brought with it the predictable human desire of profiting from nature by creating a massive tourist eye sore…

Colombia, I love you!

Riding your bicycle in Colombia is, quite frankly, amazing. Combining the hugely expansive varied terrain with my (mildly) self-inflicted time pressures, the challenge hasn’t been trying to identify awesome off road routes, it has been deciding which routes to say no to…

Which way to go?

After a long break from the tour I’m finally ready to start again. Sitting here near Bucaramanga, planning my route through the rest of Colombia. There has been a regretful hiatus of blog writing; this in part due to the extended break to sort a few things out but also for being robbed at gunpoint…