Biking (Road) 3:45:00  96.6 km (2:20 / km) +1137m 2:12 / km
From Cauca Viejo to Santa Fe de Antioquia
The girls and Brennan (13 years old) left an hour before us to get a head start and beat some of the heat later in the day. Met up with them at km 50 after 1:50 of riding. It rained hard last night, so the roads were wet. Couldn't draft without eating a lot of spray and grit but I probably still benefitted from riding down the middle behind Revy and Seani (Raul) who were riding side by side in front of me for most of the way.
The road was often quite rough which made it a little more tiring. Unfortunately for the girls, they had three flats in their group. Carbon got to practice lots of tube replacements and folks were a little tired of it all when we met them. Soon after, the roads were dry and we did get a few stretches of smoother road.
Hit the main square in town, grabbed some food, then dealt with getting our bags brought over to our hotel (our shuttle only took all the bags to the one other hotel that part of our group is staying in). Then a bit of a gong show getting into our rooms as the hotel lets people stay pretty late and our rooms weren't ready yet. It seemed to take about 4 people to get us checked into our rooms. Oh well, shits and giggles. I felt pretty good on the ride today, it all seemed to go by at a decent pace without working too hard, and I was super impressed by our 13-year old riding partner who just did his first 100 km day.
Hardly any towns along the way today, so not many spots to take a break. Several creeks that we crossed were scenic when you looked up into the mountains; all chocolatey brown. Crossing one big river, you could see a bunch of people swimming at the river below.