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Day 1658: Goodbye Colombia

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 26 - 2015

I had only just returned to Cartagena when I new difficult decision had to be made. I love Colombia and I guess I wasn’t really ready to leave yet. I had envisioned another visit to the radio guys in Barranquilla, a hike in the Tayrona National Park, a swim at the picture perfect Playa Blanca,  [ Read More ]

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Day 1637 – 1657: Time Out

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 24 - 2015

Arriving at the Caribbean Ocean on the top of South America had been an important milestone. Now it was time to stop, take a deep breath, and consider the next step. I came to the conclusion that I would be going back to Denmark for a month. My moms cancer decease had taken a turn  [ Read More ]

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Video: A Cycling Adventure Through South America

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 13 - 2015

What an adventure it has been out there in the Andes Mountains – all the way from Ushuaia in Argentina to Cartagena in Colombia. 1 year, 7 countries, 14000 km, a lot of challenges, and an equal number of breathtaking views. I tried to put it all together in a single video… HD version available  [ Read More ]

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Day 1629 – 1636, Cartagena: Caribbean Life

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 08 - 2015

Walking around the colorful old colonial city center of Cartagena felt exotic to me. There was plenty of tourists around, but at least some parts of the city still had a local feeling to it. The atmosphere was relaxed and laid back… I loved going down to the fort at the ocean front for an  [ Read More ]

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Day 1628, Arjona – Cartagena: The End of South America!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 04 - 2015

Distance: 65.51 km Ride time: 3:16:55 Average: 19.96 km/h Max speed: 38.71 km/h Total: 34246 km The last week’s cycling has been somewhat monotonous but today was a special day – the final cycling day in South America! I had been sleeping in a small village 60 km out of Cartagena. I woke up early  [ Read More ]

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Day 1627, San Onofre – Arjona: The Magic Pepsi

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 01 - 2015

Distance: 96.60 km Ride time: 5:12:56 Average: 18.52 km/h Max speed: 53.75 km/h Total: 34181 km Another day characterized by very short but very steep climbs and a a temperature close to 40°C. I had expected this part of Colombia to be easy cycling but – easy is not a word I would use to  [ Read More ]

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Day 1626, Sahagun – San Onofre: When the Going Gets Tough

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 29 - 2015

Distance: 110.28 km Ride time: 5:41:28 Average: 19.37 km/h Max speed: 51.68 km/h Total: 34084 km The days are getting more and more monotonous out here on the flat pampas towards Cartagena. It was one of these days where it was all about reaching the 100 km mark and finding a place to sleep rather  [ Read More ]

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Day 1625, Caucasia – Sahagun: Sugar Highs and Lows

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 27 - 2015

Distance: 124.35 km Ride time: 6:23:12 Average: 19.46 km/h Max speed: 48.42 km/h Total: 33974 km I was expecting this part of Colombia to be flat. Well, I’m certainly not in the middle of the Andes mountains anymore, but the whole day I was doing steep micro climbs and descends. Each climb might only 500  [ Read More ]

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Day 1624: Caucasia

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 24 - 2015

I’m planning to meet friends in Cartagena in a week from now. Since I’m only 350 km away from the Caribbean coast I’m a couple of days ahead of schedule. A rest day in Caucasia was in order then. The hotel I had found last night was cheap but noisy. A disco next door was  [ Read More ]

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Day 1623, Puerto Valdivia – Caucasia: Along the River

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 22 - 2015

Distance: 108.48 km Ride time: 5:14:56 Average: 20.66 km/h Max speed: 50.23 km/h Total: 33849 km For the first time since leaving Cali, today’s stage was a flat one. The next couple of days I will be following the mighty Cauca river towards Cartagena. Compared to cycling in the mountains this means that several things  [ Read More ]

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