Dan (and the crew),
Greetings from Cartagena, Colombia! The route from Bogota took us over all three sections of the Andes in Colombia. Lots of unpaved roads ... but Oh my God ... beautiful. We have been treated exceptionally well here. Even got a police excort for over 5 hours, as two policeman tailed us on a motorcycle along a 30k stretch of road know for FARC activity.
The bikes are holding up well, as usual. We will probably put them on a bus to Venezuela, to avoid a flat, truck-filled stretch and get back to the mountains.
Hope all is well.