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Hidden Gems

Travel bloggers around the world are uniting to create one big ol’ list jam-packed with information about the world’s best hidden secrets. I am honored to add these three gems of my own. The Arctic tundra I’ve tried to put my finger on exactly what I liked so much about the tundra, but that’s hard […]

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Cycling Colombia video

John got a video about cycling Colombia done.  Check it out! 

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When will these feet stop growing? (Ipiales, Colombia)

Uh oh.  I think we’re in trouble.  Davy may be riding barefoot soon… Davy and I packed up yesterday to head back to Colombia to retrieve our bikes – with a bit of shopping on the way.  We had looked for shoes in Ecuador, but couldn’t find any big enough.  “Not a problem,” we thought.  […]

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A summary of our journey

I’ve been working on getting all my old newsletters online along with slide shows for each one – it’s been a massive task!  I am now almost completely done – only the very most recent one is left.  So – for those of you who haven’t been with us from the beginning, I hope this […]

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Pasto, Colombia to Pimampiro, Ecuador

Here are our travel photos from Colombia and Ecuador Loaded up and headed out of town. Pasto The Andes mountains are carved up into family farming plots like a patchwork quilt. Our friend, Carlos, joined us for the ride out of Pasto. Carlos took us to stay with some family members in Pilcuan, where we […]

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Colombia – Popayan to Pasto

Leaving Popayan This whole area is hill after hill after hill We turned a corner and all of a sudden, the hills were dry and barren! Gotta love those descents! These mountains are certainly more rugged than they were earlier! Rosas An unexpected rain day – it POURED! Yet another hill… What a coincidence!! While […]

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Photos of Colombia – Manizales to Popayàn

John finally got the photos up!  He hasn’t completely overcome the virus that attacked our computers, but is making headway.  Yesterday he was able to get one of the computers conected to the internet, so put these up.  Enjoy! Packing up in front of our house in Manizales hillsides covered with coffee A group of […]

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¡Ya Basta! (San Juan, Colombia/Pimampiro, Ecuador)

¡Basta! Enough is enough. There comes a time when you’ve had enough.  Time to throw in the towel. Time to accept the fact that you’ve done everything you could and submit to fate. That time came this morning when Davy mumbled “I don’t feel good,” and curled up under his sleeping bag once again. Ever […]

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Davy’s Journal October 22

This morning my stomach wasn’t feeling good, so we left Mom’s and my bike in the village and took a bus up to Pimampiro, where we are going to stay for long time, while Dad and Daryl ride up here.  Later, me and Mom will go back down and ride it. At the border we […]

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Quick Update Again

Not much time, once again, but wanted to put up something to get you all up to speed.  My back seems to have made a full recovery and I’m doing well.  We left Pasto yesterday for Ecuador. However, this morning, Davy woke up sick.  He’s been having stomach trouble off and on since that day […]

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High Water (Pilcuan, Colombia)

“We used to have a house down there by the river,” Doña Teresa told me as we sat on the crude wooden bench outside her small shop.  “It was a big house – a very nice house – but the river washed it away back in 2000.” “Fortunately, it happened during the day,” she continued, […]

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A Visit to the Doc (Pasto, Colombia)

It was a nice peaceful morning as we leisurely packed up at Carlos and Cristina’s house. Our plan was a sensible one – stop at the local bike shop for a few quick repairs, a computer shop for another quick repair, an eyeglass shop for new nosepads, a grocery store for some snacks, then head […]

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Parting Ways (Remolinos, Colombia)

“Bye guys!” I said as I climbed into the pickup truck. “I love you!” My bike and all our gear was stashed in the back of the truck and I headed up into the hills without my boys. My back is significantly better today than it was yesterday, but I didn’t think it was wise […]

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Can’t go on (Remolinos, Colombia)

I can’t do it.  I’ve given it my best shot, but pushing on at this point would be flat our stupid.  I have no choice but to call it a day. I woke up in the middle of the night with intense pain in my back.  It was one of those moments when – if […]

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Daryl’s Journal October 16

Today was one of the hardest days of the trip. We had to climb up lots and lots of hills. They were also high. We climbed up and down and up and down. Davy had a problem with his stomach and Mommy had a problem with her back so it wasn’t any easier for them.  […]

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Davy’s Journal October 16

Today was very hard. We went over lots of hard hills in the heat.  It was very, very hot.  I drank both my water bottles even after one was refilled and I was still very thirsty.  Finally, after hours and hours of riding, we got to a small roadside stand.  We had some muffins and […]

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