Back to heavy climbing. Directly from the start it goes up to 1800 meters into the city of Popayan. Here I go to a bikeshop. My bearings suffered from the heavy rain and floodings so I get them cleaned. When I want to pay they refuse my money but instead give me an inner tube and a pair of socks in the national colors. In the afternoon I have a long descent into a wild beautiful valley. I have been warned about this region and am happy when a family invites me just when it gets dark.