3/14_20 – 3/16/20 We awoke in El Bolsón on the fourteenth of March. It was cold and made me nervous for the coming weeks. Peaks, not too tall, yet covered in snow from an overnight storm. The sun crept over them, hit the grass, vaporizing the dew to shroud us in a cool damp haze.
1/2/20 – 1/7/20 The first day was mostly windless and uneventful. I stopped after a hundred kilometers near a small creek and set camp. I could have gone further but I knew it would be my last guaranteed water supply for two days and it made sense to leave in the morning well hydrated and
12/24/19 – 1/1/20 “I can only eat organic and he does not respect this so I am fed these terrible vegetables with the cancer all over them.” Tomas was a young Frenchman who was managing the hostel we were staying at in exchange for food and a place to put his tent. Although overreacting, he
12/18/19 – 12/23/19 I spent the first half of our day off in search of a spoke. I knew I wouldn’t find one, but figured I should look. Ollague is a strange place. People aren’t very helpful. In many places, when somebody points you to a random building you know that they really hope that
12/11/19 – 12/17/19 From the old mission church near the end of the Ruta de las Vicuñas the road drops over a thousand meters to the town of Colchane. Much of it runs through a narrow canyon filled with alpaca munching on wet grasses and vizcachas, a desert rodent the size of a rabbit, chasing
11/29/19 – 12/6/19 Before going to bed we’d put the leftover chicken and salad we’d bought the previous night in the fridge so we could have it for lunch on our way to Arica. I got up around six and found David asleep on the kitchen floor, a mangled bird carcass next to him. Salad
Hello cycling, overlanding, and general travel world, As I write this we are sitting in Arequipa, Peru, and contemplating the coming sections of our ride from Alaska to Argentina. Our original plan was to head toward Lake Titicaca and then into Bolivia to cross the Uyuni salt flats. However, we are getting into the rainy