You remember that the other day I posted some photos about the Vuelta Ciclista de Chiriquí. Today, I had to make a drive up to the Frontera. I noticed that the traffic was extremely heavy. It was bumper to bumper in a lot of areas. Then I saw the reason. The bikers were making a run from David up to a point just past Santa Marta. The bikers were on the right hand lane and traffic was all around them.
I had passed the bikers and thought all would be clear sailing to the Frontera. There is a point before you get to Bugaba where the InterAmerican highway merges into a two lane road. This was another slow down.
In fact, cars started jumping the median and driving on the other side of the road that is currently one way. I waited until I got to the merge. While I was waiting to merge, bikers started coming through the middle of the traffic. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera ready because I wasn’t expecting this excitement. There was almost a major wreck at the intersection, but it was narrowly avoided.
After passing that point, I started approaching the group again. Here is a series of photos.
After I passed this group, I realized that this was a second group. The leaders were in a group that was still in front of me. Around Santa Marta, the bikers turned around and headed back to David. Here is the leaders coming on the other lane.
I have learned to never leave home without a camera. Every time I do, I miss some photos I wish I had taken.
The 28th is the last day of these races in Chiriquí.