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Bike flies tomorrow
Here I am on Thursday, July 22nd. I am writing from Dakar Motos. I came to stay at Dakar on Monday having finished my stint at the airport B&B. Sandra from Dakar assisted with me with motorcycle cargo logistics and Javier has been helping me find my way around. Dakar is a pretty bare bones […]
Arrival at Buenos Aires
I’m writing on Saturday, July 17th of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am in a bed and breakfast near the airport. I spent hours and hour trying to find a place to stay. I would say that the process from start to finish took five hours. Unless you go to one of the ultra-expensive high rise […]
Uyuni, more gas problems and heading sou...
Writing on Tuesday, July 13th: It turned out that there was not gas to be had in Uyuni or nearby. The three gas stations were out and no gas was expected until the next day. I rode around asking questions hoping that I would find someone’s stash but I did not. Eventually I decided that […]
I am writing on Sunday, July 11 from the “Extreme Fun Pub” in Uyuni, Bolivia just some twenty kilometres away from the Salar. I started the day a little later than normal with a headache that lasted the whole day. I doubt three beers the night before caused it — dehydration — sinuses. Not quite […]
Machu Picchu, Copacobana, La Paz and Bey...
Its Sunday morning. I am not in Oruro, Bolivia — a small city some three hours outside of La Paz, Bolivia. It is set on the Alto Plano, meaning a high altitude plain. The temperature while riding was about 10 degrees celsius. The temperature in my hotel room is about 10 degrees as well — […]
Machu Pichu tomorrow?
It is Tuesday morning and I write from The Point hostel in downtown Cuzco. Cuzco is medium sized city and the major gateway hub to Machu Pichu. It should also be about a days ride from Lake Titicaca which is were I will pass the border to Bolivia. I Our bikes are house inside, along […]
I am writing on July 4th (without internet) from a very small town between Nazca and Cuzco but much closer to Nazca. Leo and I were getting cold and it was pretty dark so we took the first place we could find — Finca de Pachan. It is definitely a place not often inhabited by […]
Leo and Adam on the loose
This morning we part from Lima. My bike seems happy again. The weakest part right now seems to be the clutch. It is not slipping under general usage but is when I gun at at high RPMs. As you have read previously, it has been a trying couple of days. I have actually not seen […]
So this is my second full day in Lima. I am in a bit of a limbo at present. I found a bike store on Wednesday. The main objectives were to deal with my leaking for seal, change my front tire and clean up my rear brakes as the pads got worn out too quickly […]