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BrasilCoffee2005_102

It was another hour in the car to get to the town of Ervalia, a small town between Vicosa and Aroponga where the international worldwide headquarters for Fazenda Brauna lies (in other words, and office over their Mom's house). We had a very late meal and I guess it was my first starry-eyed glimpse of the Monark, the ubiquitous Brasilian bike that can traverse barriers and handle the potholes and dirt roads with ease. It's awesome. It has no cables, just metal bars and linkages to operate brakes and shifters. The hand brakes are one solid bar under the handle bars. I need one!