Strava shows the elevation profile, doesn't it?
Strava shows the elevation profile, doesn't it?
Looks pretty good to be so old . . . and covered so many miles!The greatest bike in the world? 25 years old, 21 speed.
Roccado says he feels old enough thank you very much without anyone trying to make him older!A dog year is equivalent to 7 human years I've heard. I wonder what 25 bicycle years equates to?
This was one motivation for my touring bike conversion: to show that you don't have to have the latest high-end bike for it to be reliable and enjoyable to ride.Roccado says he feels old enough thank you very much without anyone trying to make him older!
I always mention his age when chatting to people and they are usually shocked. I imagine a lot of people think that if I'm this far from home I must have a super dooper new bike.
I have a super dooper bike, just not new!
Empanadas? There are lots of them! Truthfully, I haven't quite figured them all out yet.Question - what is in the breakfast empanadas?
I accept my admonishment contritelyAdmonishment - remember you’re NOT a Tourist but Explorer or Adventurer. A tourist has a fixed itinerary and wears long socks with sandals!
That church was beyond special. The feeling of being in a special place, the sense of calm has to be experienced. Neither words nor pictures (and I am especially proud of that shot!) can possibly do it justice.Comment - the church interior is absolutely stunning; ideal blend of ancient and modern.
The pictures are nothing special and similar and better can be seen in blogs and vlogs all over the internet.Comment - when this is over, it will be sacrilege if there isn’t a book full of pictures and your diary.
I'm not sure of when exactly earlier?I think it's really great that you can take the time to properly experience the places, rather than just rushing onwards.
There was a definite feel from some of your earlier posts, when you were pushing the distances each day, that you were spending a lot of time concerned about reaching your intended destination at a reasonable time, and probably not getting nearly as much enjoyment from the trip as these shorter days are giving you.
As you say in your latest post, if you have the time available, use it to make the most of your experience.
The pictures are nothing special and similar and better can be seen in blogs and vlogs all over the internet.
I don't think I could ever let an editor at my scribblings I can be (or maybe used to be is more accurate) a bit of a control freak.
The way I look at it is that 25 years ago people were cycling around the world on what they had available then.This was one motivation for my touring bike conversion: to show that you don't have to have the latest high-end bike for it to be reliable and enjoyable to ride.
We get good at what we practice!I feel very comfy in Colombia! . . . If someone had said to me a few years ago that I'd bounce into a Colombian village on a bike, knowing nothing about it, having no accommodation lined up and that I would feel totally at ease I'd have had serious doubts. . . . I may well be the world's worst tourist but I'm starting to get the hang of this travelling thing.
That must have been cool - fistbumps all around!Then I came to a Police Checkpoint. I slowed down but I've never been stopped here in Colombia. This time I was. . . ."Where are you going?" can be tricky to answer. Do they mean today, in their country or further afield?
Before I could answer he barked again "Bogotá?".
I shook my head and said I was heading for Oiba but my final destination was Argentina - El fin del Mundo.
"Aaahhhhhhh!", he says, a great big smile breaking across his face "To Patagonia!"
Then he was calling over to his colleague to tell him where I was off to and after lots of fistbumps I was on my way!
And those of us who can keep up get to read your travelogue and enjoy your pictures! And who knows how many others will later find this thread and benefit from your "adventure"!No-one will ever want to ride with me in pretty places - we'll make no progress! Stop. Take a photo. Ride 100 meters rinse and repeat. (Earlier it had been 200 meters!)
I took 305 photos today to Oiba! . . . All those blogs I used to read? I'm living them now!
What a very fine church and well captured!This church needs more time! . . . I've been in some amazing Churches and Cathedrals in my time, my all time favourite a little stone and wood small, rural church along the Camino Frances route in Northern Spain. . . . This reminded me so much of it, but on a much bigger scale. What was especially intriguing was the expert blending of the old and the new. . . . I stopped taking photos in churches some time ago but I couldn't resist talking one here. A special place.
Well said!. . . . the scenery deserves to be appreciated properly and so many small places are really quite interesting. I have the great gift of time - I'd be a fool not to use it!
Thanks for the kind words, Willie. I really do like that shot of the church!And those of us who can keep up get to read your travelogue and enjoy your pictures! And who knows how many others will later find this thread and benefit from your "adventure"!
Thank you for the additional photos! Are you going to post an album?Having a wander today it hit me that I'm really not doing justice to these little towns, pictorially.
I've decided to throw up some extra photos (when merited) to give you all a better idea of what I'm seeing.
What an interesting and beautiful church.A view of the magical church from the front door towards the altar. . . . The Church towers over every other building . . . A truly special building.
A+ for you. That is very close, but better IMO, than what Google translate came up with. "Monument to the illustrious people who with their work magnified the name of our municipality"Unless I'm greatly mistaken the dedication reads something like " A monument to the illustrious people who, through their efforts raised the profile of our town".