We rode 1200km from Bogota to Cartagena. What a fun trip!
We kept a journal with lots of pictures, maps and details on www.crazyguyonabike.com: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/colombia2017.
Memorial Day Weekend 2009 we put it up again. This time on a platform so it is up off the ground. There are new pictures.
June 19, 2009 - The yurt fell down :( It seems over two years the wood slates in the walls dried out and became brittle. A strong wind took the yurt down.
July 4, 2009 - Went up to salvage what I could of the yurt and Obi got bit by a rattlesnake. I killed the snake but spent the holiday visiting vet$ all over the state.
June 2014 - the yurt lives! The baby gate material was changed from ripped 2x4s to strips of 4x8 pylwood. This just makes way more sense!
March 2017 - the yurt tarps were stolen.
The route was Hamilton, Port Dover for lunch, along Lake Erie, dumpy motel in St. Thomas with a little down pour in the last 30 minutes and more walking to dinner. Next day we cut across Southern Ontario farmland, caught the ferry at Sombra and rode the Michigan side from Marine City to Port Huron. Too far from a walkable meal we ordered into the motel. Next morning we rode up through the middle of the Thumb on country roads to PAB (just outside of Port Austin). The only hill of note on the whole trip was at the very beginning - The Niagara Escarpment, but when you fly over the route you will be taking and see countless wind farms facing into the direction you will be riding you can expect some head winds. I hate head winds; much more satisfying to ride up a mountain.
Start: June 30, 2005 - Toronto, Ontario
Finish: July 26, 2005 - Wells, Nevada
Distance: 2395 miles
Days Riding: 26
Days Off: 1 (July 4th)
Average Miles/Day: 92
Days over 100 miles: 8
Days under 90 miles: 8
Borders crossed: 7
States and Provinces: Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada
Miles in car due to breakdown: 26
Flat tires: 9 - all after 1600 miles
Broken Spokes: 2
Minutes of rain: 40 - 25 minutes of heavy rain in Michigan; 15 minutes of very light rain in Iowa
Days over 100 degrees: quite a few - you don't really notice when you are on the bike