Mark K

Please follow my instagram now instead

Moving forward lets use instagram to share photos and a bit of text. My instagram username is markkerschbaumer Much easier to post pics for me. Also u can follow Tk on facebook at Takaya Macadam. Ttfn (tata for now)

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Feb 2 Santiago and Pucon

Planned to spend 3 days in Santiago ended up there a week to track down new tires, chain and sprockets and do full service on the bikes.  Otherwise did not do much but hang at moto hostel, sleep and eat.  Hit road south and ended up in Pucon.  The land changes from desert to green …

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Feb 26 Torres del Paine

We left Tierra del Fuego couple days ago – BTW Tierra del Fuego is basically the southern most large island , seperated by the Straights of Magellan.  When he first sailed thru in 1520 he say many fires of local native populations and hence the name.  Crossed back across wind blown pampas getting a great …

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Feb 9 Somewhere inPatagonia

From Pucon we head south to ride the famous Caraterra Austral, a 1200 km road through Patagonia in the south of Chile that links the remote towns, was once gravel and now mostly paved but goes through spectauclar mountains and glaciers. Dec 18 a massive landslide ripped 8km down a valley, tore out the road …

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Jan 14 Carlos and Angie

As we were sitting at a traffic light while leaving Arequipa, next to us a guy and a girl on a moto said hi and asked where we were going. We were headed to Tacna near the border into Chile and so were they so we gassed up and helmets off met brother/sister Carlos (23) …

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Jan 3 Nazca and Arequipa

Last we left off TK and I were in Nazca and about to board a plane for a flight over the awesome Nazca Lines.  These lines were made by some people a long time ago (ok, I forget who and when).  The  area is a huge flat desert covered with a layer of dark rocks, …

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Dec 29

After recovery day in Huaraz we set of back toward the coast first across a wide plateaus before desending on a million switchbacks. Next day we rode thru Lima stopping only in a mega mall for a familiar subway sandwich before heading further south to tourist town of Pisco and Paracas on the coast. We …

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Dec 22 Chicama

After we regained the coast in Ecuador we pinned it south, entering Peru.  Landscape turns to endless desert, long straight highway and so much garbage everywhere it truly boggles the mind.  A couple of nights spent in non-descript towns with medicore hotels untill we arrived at Puerto Malabrigo – a small fishing town that is …