Blog post entry from Colombia May 2010: A long day of cycling over 100kms in hot conditions, but plenty of chances to refuel at friendly, family-run restaurants and snack places.
The friendly people of Colombia
The cycle ride from Villa Rica to the city of Popayan was a long one of over 100 km, and not without its challenges in the form of plenty of hill climb.
I stopped off several times for drinks and food, and in one restaurant, the family who owned it was very chatty and friendly.
Fortunately, my Spanish seemed to flow a bit better today!
As the afternoon went on, the skies darkened, and it started to rain, so what perfect timing to get a puncture! And in the rear tyre again.
Schwalbe may be the tyre of choice for cycling expeditions, but I won’t be using them again. The Panaracer I have on the front wheel has been puncture free since Mexico. (Actually, I do use Schwalbe tyres now still. I think I was just having a hissy fit this day!).