Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wolfi follows Skippy all the way to Palestina

This was the first time we went our own ways. Even though it was only for one day, it gave a taste of the future. Skippy was supposed to be in Palestina...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Treasurehunting in Colombia - getting water and insurance extended

Sometimes the logic and the system in Latin America is shockingly different like in these simple examples: buying drinking water in an environmental friendly way and getting/extending the compulsory insurance for the motorbike.

The only insurance company which seems to give foreign vehicles insurance for less than a year is Suramericana

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Re-designing the front end of SilberWolf (19.- 22. Dec2015)

Re-designing a bike in a country which language I do not speak is a major challenge. The fact that the forces which appear on a sidecar are typically unknown to the every-day mechanic. Will I get this fixed?

Info on the companies:
Rodamientos California
Pablo Cesar Penagas Chavarro
Cra 5 No. 3-12
Tel: 8716716, 3152264075

Machine shop
Alvaro Santofimio e Hiljos & Cia
Almacen Taller y reconstructor de motores
Cra3 No.2-25
Tel: 8721647, 871 4870

Monday, December 28, 2015

SilberWolf broken in Desert Tatacoa

We wanted to explore Desert Tatacoa which meant only a small divert and some 35km of gravel road. I noted about half-way that something was wrong with my front fork only to get the devastating news confirmed at the campsite.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Should she stay or should she go now?

Back on the road again and Lyra went from good to bad and back to good. What to do?

James Bond - 007 in Bogota, Colombia

Back to timeline...

Skippy had finally enough with her Mac and thus we went together to Bogota to find a solution. We also found that the new James Bond was shown in English - a must-see for both of us.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

+++ news flash +++ Ideas and advice needed: front frame trouble again +++

just when I thought things got better...

I thought that only the bearing went broken (again) for some strange reason.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Bike repair, a spooky spider and a pissed Skippy

Skippy got really pissed at her new Mac - one of the worst-behaving PC's which I ever had. It was time to do some major preventive maintenance at the SilberWolf and of course a little bit of our life at the finca.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Skippy's cakes and organic farmers festival

Skippy's cake and food production was running on full power and Wolfi got to enjoy goodies daily. Our host invited us to visit their yearly local organic farmers event with music.

Monday, December 14, 2015

More pictures from San Francisco and Bogota

These nice folks helped me out with some tools (at Jumbo, Bogota)

"Oma" Cafes gibt es überall in Kolumbien :)
San Francisco near La Vega
The finca (in the middle)
Alto de la Virgen - Chapel on top of the mountain
Inside the chapel
Skippy spreading the vegan message with her self-made T-shirt
Alex - our host and guide for this trip
Worm (or spider) manifestation in the tree
Cute and tiny fellow
Rare view to the mountains (no clouds)
Local way to dry laundry
These seeds(?) puncture right through the leave
It was time to screw around at the bike (video coming soon)

A typical "cloud" of people around my bike

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pilgrimage, slaughter and a new plan

Skippy, me and the dogs were on a local pilgrimage. We witnessed a day of slaughter. Skippy is training girls AND we have a new plan (28Nov - 2Dec)!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Life at a finca in Colombia

For me it was waiting for spare parts, Skippy was heavily cooking and this meant plenty of time for walking, playing and reading in short almost like vacation.