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Old 09-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #3601
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Just Wait a cotton pickin minute.............. Don't you have tubeless tires they Mi Amigo.
I thing he lost that tubeless option at one of the tire changes. They tried to remove the spoke sealer thinking it was a spoke strip, if I remember right.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:34 AM   #3602
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I thing he lost that tubeless option at one of the tire changes. They tried to remove the spoke sealer thinking it was a spoke strip, if I remember right.
Woodys Wheel works had made my rear tire tubeless by sealing it all up, but while in Colombia, I had a tire change and for some reason the guy pulled it out So had to go back to tubed. Have a kit with me to rear this, but have not had time to pull the wheel and do the work......

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:55 AM   #3603
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I don't know what your problem was... That tire was ONLY flat only flat on the bottom!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #3604
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Cool roads for sure ..
That sucks about that huge nail !!!
Glad ya could fix it....
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #3605
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It's a good thing you finally got a flat or you would've felt dumb for carrying all that gear around for nothing. Your pics are bringing back a lot of good memories. I'm jealous.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #3606
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Woodys Wheel works had made my rear tire tubeless by sealing it all up, but while in Colombia, I had a tire change and for some reason the guy pulled it out So had to go back to tubed. Have a kit with me to rear this, but have not had time to pull the wheel and do the work......

Good Memory!!

I could never find tubeless type tires when I was traveling. I had tubless rims, but I always ended up running tubes anyway.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:42 PM   #3607
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Way to rock SA Mark. It's great to "ride" along with you, and share some of your adventures. I'm surprised, and thankful, that you are finding Internet connections where you travel. How hard has that been so far?

Haven't seen any "Jumps for Joy" lately! I'm hoping to see one on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Keep on, keeping on.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:09 PM   #3608
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Le Murphy Mr radioman..... :)

You're the man. Always prepared, love that.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:47 AM   #3609
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Canon Del Pato

Finally was able to upload the rest of my photos from Canon Del Pato. With the sheer cliffs, gravel road, and tunnels I continued on my ride.
After the dam, I finally saw a sign telling me I was on the right road.



Along the river



Starting to rise in Elevation.




Some waterfalls along the way.



Huge overhangs ...... Yea! this is beautiful and vast. No one else around on this part of the Canon.....



As I gained altitude I finally hit pavement again. The as I started to leave the Canon Del Pato on my way to Caraz.



Start to see a bit of vegetation as I head toward 7,000 feet (2,200 Meters)



Into the high Valley.



I reach the small town of Caraz. it is a greta little town with typical Peruvian color and culture at the base of some huge mountains.



I find a hotel San Marcos which is just 30M down hill from the main Square. As I ask about secure parking..... They decided that i should park in their living room I have parked my bike in so many places that it feel normal



Get settled into my room. Many of the small hotel have locks like this.



The sun is going down and the clouds are building in the mountains. I had been checking weather so that I would come up the canon in nice weather to see the maximum views. But I know rain is on the way in the higher altitudes



I had an extra rear tube but no patch kit..... So went down to the local tire repair guy....





He patched it right up for $1.95 (im sure it is Gringo pricing...but what am I to do).



Just a couple observations and confirmations.Even in these small quiet towns many businesses and homes have large gates and security. Hard for me to get used to this.



I have seen many buildings and sheds that have this woven mat to stop the wind, and keep people out. Fun seeing the patterns and textures of these mats.



I have read many times about the dogs in Peru being very aggressive toward motorcycle and barking and chasing out in front of you. And it's true. No photos yet, but they come running. I typically slow down and then gas it by them. Just have to be very alert in the small towns. The dogs through Mexico and Central America were fairly docile and looked fairly weak. Not sure why but maybe here in Peru they are "pets" and are more protective.

The Peruvian Ladies mostly wear these large woven hats and colorful cloths.



Sunday Morning I was up early for a walk. Of course there was a Market area. Lots of color!





Bring their meat to the market.



and folks going to church.





Lots of the Moto Taxi's to carry people and goods around. These basket are filled with the local bread.



The high snow capped mountains peak out of the clouds...



I am in this High valley just below the stunning mountains. Have ridden to Huaraz which is a much bigger town just an hour south. Lots of trekking and mountain climbing going on in the Andes!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:44 AM   #3610
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Great photos Mark. I'm now officially addicted to following you on this journey.

I'll look forward to your posts about Lima. Looking Lima up on Wiki, it appears the city and surrounding area are the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Americas, after São Paulo, Mexico City, and New York City.

Keep those posts coming and be safe!
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #3611
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Lots of the Moto Taxi's to carry people and goods around. These basket are filled with the local bread.

Being a baker, I'm curious what this local bread is. Got any pictures?
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #3612
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goodie, u be back the the amricas!!!! looks like u had a great summer!!!!

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #3613
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #3614
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Oh my... i am .... current!

thanks for the several day distraction!

Radioman, you sir are very dangerous! planting seeds of my own undoing you are!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #3615
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Radioman, you sir are very dangerous! planting seeds of my own undoing you are!

Indeed.
2 days ago I related a brief summary of this thread and the backstory to my wife--

Her response was "dont get any ideas..."
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