While hanging out at Casa Blanca hostel I met up with fellow bike tourer John from Oklahoma. John is riding the American Continent's on his BMW 650, he rides for 6 months and then returns home to work for 6. Together we did a day ride in the hills surrounding Cali, attended a BMW open day where we got to test ride the latest bikes and then did a 3 day trip out to the Pacific cost at Buenaventura. Was a fun week all up. After a month or so on my own it was nice to have some company again.
|Day out with "Oklahoma John"|
|The 650's in a tea plantation near Cali|
|Test riding the new BMW 800 GS|
|Motorbike powered transportation down the railway line|
|On the line to San Cipriano|
On the return to Cali we took the "old road" which has been made redundant due to the construction of a new highway. It's only used by a few locals, and at one point was drug running route. The military know have control over this area and it's one of the best rides I've done to date.
|On the Old Road|
|Thanks to these guys we had a great ride|
|A necessary cool off|
|Another section on the old road from Buenaventura to Cali|
|It doesn't get much better than this!|
|And a overgrown concrete section in the middle of the jungle, nice.|
|John getting a shower|
|Afternoon thunderstorm back at the Hostel in Cali. Have I mentioned it's rained pretty much everyday in Ecudaor & Colombia!|