Day 298 – Bucaramanga to Bogota, Colombia

Day 298 – Bucaramanga to Bogotá, Colombia        06/15/11        Mileage: 257

Today was all business on the mountainous road down to Bogotá and despite the great scenery, I didn’t even stop for a picture…sorry folks. I arrived at the outskirts of Bogotá mid-afternoon and made my way straight to the Lyncargo office near the airport.

Fortunately they were still there and got right on finalizing my export paperwork for the bike. Once done I followed one of the Lyncargo staff over to the airfreight terminal at the airport where I prepped the bike for its flight home to the US.

No girl likes to get weighed…..    😉

The ‘ol girl weighed in at 247 kilo’s, or just under 550 pounds….lock, stock, barrel, boots…everything right down to my Aerostitch gear…

I handed the bike over, but will have to come back tomorrow morning for a final police inspection and to finish the paperwork. That done I hopped in a cab to the El Cafeceito hostal where I got a room and some dinner.

Tomorrow it’s back to the airport to finish processing the KLR for export…

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6 Responses to Day 298 – Bucaramanga to Bogota, Colombia

  1. Lynn Hilliard says:

    This all seems so sad. It’s been wonderful to follow you around and have something to look forward to seeing online. It will certainly be a letdown for me…I can’t imagine how it will feel for you. Have a safe flight back…you and your girl.

    • Lenny says:

      Yeah, it’s a mixed bag for sure….it will be great to catch up with my friends and family, but I know I will be wanting to be back on the road in no-time…   🙂

  2. Mick Schaible says:

    I will alert Betty Ford that you are on your way…Mick

  3. Glenn durkee says:

    Lenny !!!as this journey winds down for you I’d like to thank you for your dedication to the blog and adventure!!! You took us along and did a good job of it. I’m pretty sure normal will defined differently from now on … Your tundra bro Glenn

    • Lenny says:

      Hey Glenn!!

      So good to hear from you! Yeah…normal over the last 10 months was very different from normal before the trip. Getting back will be strange for sure, it will be good to catch up with everyone at home, but I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before the need to hit the road again comes back. Tell Scott and Becki I said hello!

      Cheers!

      -Lenny

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