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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    Anybody been to Bogota?

    That can recommend some good rides into the mountains??? I'll be on a track bike, but I'm strong. Plus, my spanish sucks.

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    I have people who go there for me...... Does that count?

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    What is is that makes me suspect that neither of you have been to Bogota?

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    Alright, I lived in Bogota for ten years until six months ago. There are two kinds of rides, in the city and out of it.

    Inside Bogota you will find the largest above traffic bike path in latinamerica. However, like in most big cities, bike theft is a major issue. Carry your lock if you will be sightseeing by bike.

    Outside the city there are several places specially for XCers and DHers. Going to Patios, (a mountain in the city) is like a sanctuary to most bikers in Bogota. There are also nearby places to ride like Facatativa, La Calera and Suesca.

    If you need further information, PM me.

    Cheers,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo
    Alright, I lived in Bogota for ten years until six months ago. There are two kinds of rides, in the city and out of it.

    Inside Bogota you will find the largest above traffic bike path in latinamerica. However, like in most big cities, bike theft is a major issue. Carry your lock if you will be sightseeing by bike.

    Outside the city there are several places specially for XCers and DHers. Going to Patios, (a mountain in the city) is like a sanctuary to most bikers in Bogota. There are also nearby places to ride like Facatativa, La Calera and Suesca.

    If you need further information, PM me.

    Cheers,,
    Ricardo
    You did notice he has a track bike, not a mountain bike didn't you?
    "Data is not the plural form of annecdote."
    "I'd loves me a new Cannondale, but I pull moths, not dollars, from my pants' stuff-holder-holes." "yuo ned to be deadurcated"

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    Bike Touring in Bogota Colombia

    Hi,

    Bogota's not your ideal biking city - lots of traffic on many streets, and the drivers aren't exactly considerate. Still, if you know where to go, it can be a fun way to get to know the city.

    As far as training rides, you need to go out of town. But be careful, parts of the hills and rural regions are notorious for crime - go with someone who knows the area.

    That said, I have a bike rental business in Bogota's La Candelaria neighborhood. We're at 13-86 3rd Ave - near La Plaza del Chorro. Tel: 341-1027; Our website is www.bogotabiketours.com

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    me too :)

    Hi! from Spain

    Voy a ir a trabajar a Bogotá el próximo Octubre, hasta Julio. Aquí en Madrid, uso como trasporte una bici de piñón fijo convertida (una antigua de carretera con rueda trasera de pista).
    En la medida de lo posible, desearía seguir usando la bici como trasporte. Y ahí va mi duda: he estado mirando cosas por Net, y he encontrado un club deportivo en un velódromo en Bogotá. ¿Creen que sería posible comprar una bici de pista usada allí? ¿en otro sitio? de no ser así, qué tienda me recomiendan para comprar material de pista y poder convertir alguna bici vieja de carretera??
    Otra duda, aquí en Madrid mucha gente creé que es una locura andar en la bicicleta por la calzada, pero mucho-as lo hacemos... ¿ el tráfico de Bogotá realmente es tan peligroso? , ¿realmente es obligatorio usar las ciclorrutas?? yo prefiero ir por calzada como un vehículo más, si la policía me viera podría multarme??
    muchas gracias!
    un saludo

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    Ciclismo en Bogota

    HOla,

    Aca en Bogotá sí se puede andar en la calle, aunque algunas de las ciclorutas son preferibles. Los conductores de carros no son como los de Holanda, pero he encontrado el trafico aca menos agresivo que en otros paises latinos como Venezuela. No hay muchas 'fixed gear bikes' aca. pero tengo un amigo This
    "Oscar Baracaldo" oscarbaracaldo (at) gmail.com que tiene una y creo que te puede orientar en el tema.

    saludos,

    mike
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    Fixed bogota

    Hola. Alguien me envio este post por obvias razones.

    Yo trabajo en bogota desde hace 1 anio y medio y me transporto solo en mi bicicleta pista.

    Trafico es algo pesado pero es divertido. Al principio intimida un poco.


    Ahy muchos lugares donde puedes encontrar partes de pista. Yo las construyo.

    Nunca transito las ciclorutas, me parecen peligrosas.

    Y pesar de lo que todos dicen bogota en pista es de las mejores ciudades que e trancitado.

    este es un video que grabamos con unos amigos mensajeros de chicago = http://vimeo.com/2042555

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    genial!

    Gracias Mike y Oscar!!
    Entonces, nada más llegar a buscar un marco.. piezas y a rodar! . Aquí en Madrid el tráfico tampoco es pacífico, pero cuando te acostumbras no es nada peor que andar en una moto.
    Oscar, ya conocía el video , muy bueno... lo encontré buscando fixedgear bogotá en google ... ( lo primero que hice cuando confirmé que me iba allí!)
    ya te mando un mail cuando esté por allí para que me aconsejes si necesito comprar algo.
    Saludos!

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