Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Where's Heather?

Wonder Valley's own artist, Heather Johnson, is riding her motorcycle to the other end of the Americas. She's made it as far as El Trampolin del Muerte in Colombia.


From Heather:
Tomorrow. El Trampolin del Muerte, also known as La Carretera del Diablo. I've been told it rises from an elevation of 600 meters to 5000+, becoming a single rocky lane with 1000-foot drop offs and occasional streams cutting through it. Am I up to this? Well.. I have the following on my side:
1.  A little bike that has so far proven to be pretty sure-footed in tricky circumstances.
2.  I'll be riding inside, not on the edge.
3.  FARC has announced a cease-fire, effective now.
4.  I've been fantasizing about this road since I learned of it.
5.  If it comes even close to fitting its description, it'll epitomize the "frightening and beautiful".
Hell, yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6fnSKxAQM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNOcSEBGlJc

1 comment:

  1. What an exciting adventure. I did some traveling in the U.S. with some friends when I was younger and had dreams of sailing around the world, bicycling across America, and hiking the John Muir Trail, but didn't do any of that. My hat's off to Heather Johnson for having the courage to do this. Have a great adventure. Hmmm... maybe its not too late for me.

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