Peru part 4: In sickness and in… health

After the bought of sickness in Chiuchin, I regained some energy and positive thinking and pedaled slowly uphill through a desert-like river valley until it took a steep pitch past Parquin to a climb that I’ve read “chews Up cyclists and spits them out”. I wasn’t looking forward to it in my sorry state but … Continue reading Peru part 4: In sickness and in… health

PERU PART 3: Then everything went to shit

Tom left in the usual grey, sad, overcast Lima weather, his bike box in the back of a cab, me crying more than is appropriate. I had gotten used to having him with me for a month and for a brief time forgot that it was temporary. We danced in the kitchen, tears and the … Continue reading PERU PART 3: Then everything went to shit

ECUADOR Part 1 NUTS AND BOLTS = Distances + Vertical Feet.

Disclaimer: I used the app MapOut (and sometimes my variably reliable memory) to record our rides, and although it’s an impressive and useful app, I think it sometimes overestimates amount of uphill ridden. There’s no way to assess or rectify this (or enough interest or time) so I’m just putting down what it recorded and … Continue reading ECUADOR Part 1 NUTS AND BOLTS = Distances + Vertical Feet.