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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx man. Knowing there are a few readers helps...

Thx man. Knowing there are a few readers helps keep me motivated. Its not easy to keep on it always.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Happy butts and floating islands

We left Cusco in no rush at all because it was cold and we really didn’t care if we made Puno or not. Puno would be our last stop in Peru. Yep its true Peru is almost done and time for Bolivia.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Machu Picchu and ride to Santa Theresa

A couple more shots of the ride to Santa Thersa
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Ayachuco to Cusco and other riders

Wheels rolling a little before 9 and all of us feeling better but I would say no one 100%. Just on the edge of Ayacucho we run into Claudia and Mirko asking for directions. Check them out at...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-03-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Huancayo and Ayacucho

After the scene of the accident the ride then climbed into the high mountain plateaus and temperatures were dropping.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-03-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks for following. Hoping that to get a...

Thanks for following.

Hoping that to get a post or two up today. Falling behind a bit.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Amazing ride with a harsh life reminder!!

Up early and wheels rolling at 730, because I knew it was going to be a long day! It was about 300km on primarily twisty valley road then up to mountain plateaus. Today’s ride had it all!!!...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Parting Lima shots and Cerro Azul!

Francesco having a good time!
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-17-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
120 days on the road!! Humbled and appreciative.

I have been traveling for 4 months already now. Hard for me to believe that it has been as long as my last big moto trip. How different and amazing in their own way the two trips have been.

As...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-16-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Lima a pleasant surprise!

The ride to Lima was not nearly as bad I was expecting. The traffic was less and the scenery was actual beautiful at times. Because I was trying to make good time I took very few pictures. This...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-16-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
I speak the truth. Good idea to keep the gears...

I speak the truth. Good idea to keep the gears greased with free socks though! haha I am assuming you don't need the link to the blog anymore? Or were you asking about duplicate wordpress site? ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-15-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Non Moto Heads turn away! Lets talk gear!

Klim - Enough said. Absolute bomber gear. I had other “industry leading” gear last trip and it was over priced crap. Klim is well thought out and delivers day in and day out. Can’t imagine not...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,056
Posted By AK Smitty
Greetings from Peru!

Andi and Ellen

I must say that I have done a shite job keeping up the past few months because I have been on the road.:clap The only worthy excuse I think!!

Your ride and report a have been...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Great people. I will have to ask him about the...

Great people. I will have to ask him about the pink drinks. Good to know you are still lurking out there.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Other riders pass through. Huanchaco time has ended!

Sometime between all this surfing 3 other riders heading North stopped in and stayed a few days. A couple from South Africa, Matt and Megan, and their friend Martin. All great people and I had a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-08-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Huanchaco - Chicama

After ruins and some fun off road Julio took us by his friends Hacienda. It is one of the many haciendas of the family that owns Gloria milk. If you have been to South America you know the brand. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Huanchaco end near and health update

No post for about ten days!!! Let me get to the most asked questions in text email and Facebook.

Most asked question: “Are you alive?” Or “How are you feeling?”
Yes I am alive and well.
I have...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx for following. Hoping for info Tuesday or...

Thx for following. Hoping for info Tuesday or Wednesday
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx me too

Thx me too
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Cruel Cruel Irony! Still in Huanchaco.

As often happens the irony of life writes a better or at least very different script than I had in mind!!

My thoughts were to leave 2-4 days after that last post getting in a last few surf...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Sun surf and GI corrective action - Huanchaco and Chicama

The past couple of weeks have been spent mainly chilling and surfing in Huanchaco. A cool little beach town that is a spur off the Pan American so there is NOT just a steady flow of traffic through...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks...? :hmmmmm Oh the Mosko Bags!!! Yes...

Thanks...? :hmmmmm

Oh the Mosko Bags!!! Yes very! :thumb
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-16-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Go to their website, Facebook or blog. They do a...

Go to their website, Facebook or blog. They do a good job keeping up on posts of new gear and demos of all the features on the gear.

They just came out with a smaller reckless kit too.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
To the coast for surf and healing Caraz to Huanchaco

Took a short hike yesterday but still not a 100%. Was feeling sluggish and driained for obvious reasons. After 3 nights I decided it was time to go feeling 100% or not. The weather was good and I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-11-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Mosko Discount code

I stand behind these bags and the direction as a whole that Mosko is headed. Pete and Andrew are good guys that ride and put their stuff to the test.

Here is a little off if you are considering...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Bags are working out great!! They are bomber and...

Bags are working out great!! They are bomber and with all the rain I haven't had a drop of water anywhere there shouldn't be any. The strap was precautionanary because of a bit of a rack issue I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-07-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Man Down!!! Not the bike just the rider!

After arriving in Caraz at a reasonable time and checking into the Los Pinos Lodge, which is one of the nicest places I’ve stayed my entire trip. 140 sols per night. I felt it was deserved for one...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Llata to San Luis and then to Caraz. Splashed w a little Sun

I knew this had the potential to be a huge day of all off-road so wheels were rolling at 730am to a balmy 43 degrees. Out of Llata I chose the longer way to San Marcos. My map nor GPS showed the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-05-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Huanuco to Llama the sun gods smile upon me!

Running around Huanuco
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-05-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Sarah and Toby. Jamie strips my girl down.

The next day he was a little deeper into it and we were finding a few more broken things. A very gentle impact, but an awkward place to hit. Coincidently and not useful at all I did install the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Dirt nap, actually mud nap! Rondos to Huanuco

A pretty mellow day planned. Pretty much all off road but a very reasonable day. I had ridden pretty hard yesterday and I think been on the bike 9 out of the past 10 days. On the road by 9 but was...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Peru bites back again! Huaraz to Rondos

This is where I parked for the night at this pretty nice BnB for about $20 bucks. Doesn’t look like much but the step from the street to curb then the double step down of stairs inside get a little...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-01-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Came and went there already. Next time. I...

Came and went there already. Next time.

I didn't do much there but have proper salad and cup of coffee. Couple of macro-brews and so bad za haha.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
An easy day, what? Huallanca to Huraz

Got up the next morning in no particular hurry. Long way short way whatever I was only going to Caraz or Huraz, 4 and 5 hours respectively the long way.

I stepped out of the hotel after giving...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
I think I would like to do it again not in the...

I think I would like to do it again not in the rainy season. haha

Circumstances beyond my control. Had planned to be on the road 3 months earlier than I was. oh well. Its all an experience.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-29-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Mollebamba to Huallanca came up short again!

The original plan was to make it to Pallasca, which I did not, and then get to Caraz the next day. Well I was about 1-1.5 hours short of Pallasca on a crazy mountain road. It was 5 PM when I called...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-29-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Huamachuco to Pallasca again! Nope Mollebamba

I talked to a local about how crazy the rains were yesterday and they said that it was very rare. Rainy season is off and on rain all day but rarely consistently torrential downpour all day long. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Huamachuco to Pallasca oops I mean Trujillo A mad dash to safety and warmth!

Forgot to mention I ran into these guys yesterday in the one not rainy part of the day I had. I guess action sports really are everywhere including rural Peru!

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-27-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
A couple of days - Leymebamba to Cajamarca to Huamachuco

My friends did this route 2 years ago and I knew it was a long push. They had gone from Chachapoyas which is a huge day. I knew I wanted to go from Leymebamba to make the ride more reasonable.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,075
Posted By AK Smitty
Tough day turn around.

Woke up in the more stomach issues. They never really went totally away and now I am two weeks into dealing with it. I have tried several medications over the two weeks but nothing has completely...
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