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IT’S ALIVE!!! (Sort Of)


December 23rd and 24th, 2011 I optimistically repacked the bike in the morning, figuring if it started I could go right away, and if it didn’t I had all day to unpack it again. It did fire right up, and … Continue reading

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A Little Rebuilding


December 20th through 22nd, 2011 So here’s what happened. I had topped off my oil after lunch, but hadn’t replaced the oil cap. As I was riding along, the oil was spraying out of the little hole, which I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Sand, Hand and a Little Oil


December 18th and 19th, 2011 The desert I had been riding through for what seemed like weeks is called the Atacama, the driest place in the world. Rainfall here is one millimeter a year. So, it’s a perfect place to … Continue reading

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Chile is Hot


December 14th through 16th, 2011 Southern Peru and Northern Chile is desert, one of the more arid places on earth. Hot during the day, cool at night, and with weird sculptures. The main route south runs along the coast, and … Continue reading

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Heading for Chile


December 12th and 13th, 2011 I left Puno and headed generally towards Chile. I know most Overlanders at this point head for La Paz in Bolivia, but I was feeling like some beaches. The road had lots of entertainment. That … Continue reading

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Lake Titicaca and some Floating Islands


December 10th and 11th, 2011 I left Cusco thinking it would take me two days to get to Puno, it wasn’t crazy far just further than I thought I would want to go. The sky was gray all day, and … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu


December 9th, 2011 The big problem with going to Macho Picchu from Cusco is getting up before 5am. If there was a bit of good news it was that I didn’t have to drive or ride anywhere. A taxi picked … Continue reading

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The Road to Cusco


December 7th and 8th, 2011 As I headed up into the mountains things didn’t quite go as planned. I think I had a bad choco and got very sick on the way to Cusco, and I stopped for several days … Continue reading

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Nazca and those Lines


December 1st and 2nd, 2011 More desert even as I turned inland towards Nazca Someone decided to do some offroading, starting right here. I don’t think it was intentional, but they are gone now. I saw some protestors, or some … Continue reading

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Caral-Supe


November 30th, 2011 The Supe valley lies inland, just a little south of Barranca, Peru. And nestled within is the Caral-Supe Archeological site, 5000 years old and one of six sites in the world where civilization rise naturally. There are … Continue reading

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