|Distance||35.00 kms||21.75 miles|
|Climbed||100 meters||328 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||2.00||-|
|Avg speed||17.5 kph||-|
|Distance||16,046.49 kms||9,970.52 miles|
|Climbed||192,163 meters||630,456 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||1,246.06||-|
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
I crawled out of bed and rode the last 20k or so to Santa Marta. It was hot as usual... I didn't feel like staying in a city but my laundry is in dire condition and the bottom bracket cartridge needs fixing on the bike. I got a hostel in the centro historico, found a place to do my laundry, and got a new bottom bracket installed in 5 minutes. I'm annoyed that this cartridge only lasted about 4,000k - I got over 20,000 out of my last one. I had met two other travelers on this trip (Nigel the Australian in Trujillo, Peru and Aurélie the French woman in La Paz, Bolivia) who had had the same problem with these new Shimano designs. They crap out quickly. I suppose I should buy the removal tool and clean it every 1,000k or so to make it last but I don't feel like carrying another tool and can't be bothered...
The hostel is full of backpacker types. I feel pretty out of place in this situation but it's only for one night.