Juan Valdez must be around with Conchita, walking the narrow trails of the Andes where we use to ride bikes, caring for the coffee that you will enjoy some day.
Follow me...I'll show you some lines!
This is Colombia, a beautiful country in the tropics, located in the Andes, the world's longest continental mountain range. Its geography is quite diverse, ranging from tropical coastal areas and rainforests to rugged mountainous terrain, and we take advantage of that, we use the same trails that farmers do to transport coffee and many other products they grow. Guys like the "Tacky Bros" or "Chigüiro" (local track builders) arrange these trails building jumps, rock gardens, and doing more stuff. Thanks to them these trails are our race tracks, sometimes more exciting than any others.
We live in a third world country with a constant development, we don't have bike parks with lift access, great race prices, or professional racing teams with decent budgets. We can’t afford expensive bikes, gear, protections…but we do ride a lot, we enjoy it the same way as you do, and maybe even more. We have got great riders like Marcelo Gutierrez, Mauricio Estrada, and a lot of kids you may see around in the future…
This past weekend we had a Downhill fest with lots of young riders, girls and boys, we had a great time and we want to share it with you. Enjoy the Photos…
Yes it's laughing at you!
Tacky builds the trails and rides too
The coffee land
PRO #1 Mauricio Estrada, #2 Juan Orrego, #3 Rafael Gutierrez (Marcelos brother)
Mauricio Estrada, the fastest rider in Colombia.
Another kind of lift
Local Rider, Oscar Gonzalez
This is a local prototype
The penguin, he sells delicious ice creams
Some energy for a long race...
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