Larry flew to Bogota last night! I knew we would be together if I could safely complete our last riding day in South America. Earlier, I had considered consolidating 2 days of riding into 1 to be at the hotel when he arrived. Fortunately, my desire for long term time together beat out the desire for immediate gratification. This last day was rough!
Rain fell most of the morning. I kept reminding myself that this area is so green for a reason. Countless 15mph trucks clogged the 2 lane, twisty, Pan American Highway. Multiple creative passing maneuvers were needed to make any progress. Landslides and miles of tricky road construction added excitement. At least we were well protected! Soldiers are all over this country. I’m not sure what they were doing except looking important.
Maybe it was the treacherous traffic. Maybe it was the fact that banana stands lined large sections of the road. Maybe it was that I was going to reunite with my Sweetie in the evening. Whatever the reason, I was going bananas!
As a result, I bought a few bunches, some yellow, some green. Then I bought a huge bunch of bright green ones, the way they grow on the trees. A well muscled young man delivered the giant bunch and loaded it on the V-Strom. I can only imagine what he was thinking!
Since we regrouped at a restaurant to ride as a team into Bogota, I used the stop to decorate the handlebars of my bike with, of course, bunches of bananas.
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