Mark K

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 …

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Dec 16 great day

Holey hell we had a great day. We left Cuenca , a town at 7000′ elevation and rode up to national alpine park at 13,000′ on dirt then down toward pacific coast where we r at sea level now. On way up we were stuck behind a christmas parade to small village where they had …

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Dec 14 Ecuador!

For real, when I woke up this morning the toilet flushed clockwise, this eve it flushes counter clockwise, seriously, i just checked!!!  Hey, sorry we dont have many pics again. It is super frustrating as they fail to load over and over so have to figure something else out.  Anyways, just a quick note, we …

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Dec 6 Solento

Heading south out of Medellin we chose a route that appeared to parallel the main highway. The road was great twisty pavement with hundreds of sweeping corners through the countryside. At the village of Sonson some locals advised heading east to some hot springs so away we went. The road crossed over a mountain pass …