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Old 12-29-2013, 05:58 AM   #2056
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Hi Andi & Ellen!!!

We're sorry we haven't been able to reply to your emails, as you can imagine we've been kinda busy with Cartagena & Christmas & Wedding & everything else...

Guys, your latest pictures are by far (in our opinion) the best so until now!!! Its great to see how you are are continuing to ride the unbeaten path while proceeding to amaze the rest of us!!

So, here's a few pics you might enjoy:



Big hug from Cartagena and the best wishes for an amazing 2014!!!

Salvi & Pao
Guys too cool and look at you, scrubbed up well

Yeah we knew you were busy and all with the wedding so no stress man.... we were thinking of you guys on your big day and we are stoked it all went well and yeah cool pics as well

Back at ya with the hugs and we will raise you some kisses as well (firm man hug to you Salvi )

Cheers Andi & Ellen
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #2057
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Good stuff. I like those Inca Colas, kind of like a Mountain Dew actually. Might have to try the Peru Cola too? Looks like you had a great run over the range, and some pictures show remarkably nice weather. Looking forward to the next few segments for sure. Colombia is great, but maybe Peru is starting to shine for you.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:20 PM   #2058
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Once again great report, great photos!
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #2059
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Good stuff. I like those Inca Colas, kind of like a Mountain Dew actually. Might have to try the Peru Cola too? Looks like you had a great run over the range, and some pictures show remarkably nice weather. Looking forward to the next few segments for sure. Colombia is great, but maybe Peru is starting to shine for you.
Heya Hektoglider

Haven't seen that stuff ... but haven't looked for it either til now, will find some tomorrow and give it a crack.

Peru is shining no worries there ... just need some more petrol to get back to the shinyzone
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:55 PM   #2060
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Cajamarca To Angasmarca

Ok, South that is the game plan and a nice clean road to Cajabamba, a trouble free and uneventful day saw us get to Cajabamba in plenty of time after a lunchtime getaway.

Seen this crap before Hektoglider



Cajabamba is a nice place with a good vibes and we bagged nice accommodation with wifi, this is a treat in Peru.

And it has a cool toy shop



This was to be our final civilized town with good services so we sorted everything before going awol.

Civilized ... tying them down is cheating



Santiago de chuca was the goal, we hit our turnoff just after lake Saucachoca, it was very loose and deep with sand and lime and hiding those lovely round marble shaped rocks within which made it interesting to say the least.

The start of the sandpit



We spotted a cool gorge so went for a look, wow it was cool, we carried on our way heading further and further up the valley, it seemed longer than on the map, stopping for lunch asking to confirm directions this did not seem right by our info.



Spot mini me and Maya 3/4 way down



Continuing out of the town Maya stopped, assuming we had just run the rear tank dry we switched the taps over but no go, I blew into the tank breather to make sure it wasn't just a vapour lock then she started, went half km then died again, sporadically she would go then stop, repeat .

By this time we had gone far enough to be very committed (and yes it was further tan on the map) thinking we were just near the top, the problem got worse to the point I was blowing into the breather every 200 meters to keep fuel in the carbs ... I was not enjoying this.

Especially trying to ride this stuff



Beautiful tho ....and worth every breath



Then it got worse, turning the corner we thought was the top of the valley it opened up to the next tier and even more difficult, we are now at 3900 meters, don't know where we are and still had to climb, committed we carried on to the summit at 4300 meters, we stopped at a cross track to gather, we established Santiago De Chuca was bloody miles away and we really had taken a short cut.....but to Angasmarca .... our next days ride

Cool mountain shapes



Few horses to keep us company



By this stage we are on a 4x4 style track with water holes 300 - 400 deep and muddy and it was dry (they would be 600 mm plus in the wet), we still had 50 km to get to a town assuming the road even existed, luckily it did and it took us onto a mining road for the last 12 km then down into Angasmarca.



The track sidled around the valley



Before dropping us onto this very loose and boney section



I continued blowing into the tank right to the plaza knowing we had to find accom.



Ellen got the hostel and it had a garage space so that was mint, off with the tank and pump, the points clearly weathering from bad power and a wire that was dislodged from its crimped keeper, it had not been crimped properly from new. ... now before anyone gets out the KTM gun the petrol pump is Mitsubishi .... so jappa.

Some sanding and filing of points and and crimping the wire properly we set her back together with life in our fuel pump, me I could run a marathon now with my lung training.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:26 PM   #2061
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Yea. You need to hit all the 'bambas ! Even the shitty ones.

Looks like you found the alternate route , like a shortcut. Pretty cool looking too. The Santiago Chuco route took us a while, up to some high altitudes. So glad you were able to experience this awesome area.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #2062
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Angasmarca To Santa

With Maya back together the following morning we headed for Tauca, we pretty much had the road to ourselves bar a coupla trucks.

This section of the road (yes we are actually on a road this time) we were expecting to be rough but after yesterdays track it was a highway, conditions dry it was boney and again the sand and lime dust was 150 mm deep at times again hiding rocks with wrong intentions ...bastids.

The zig zag was ahead of us and did not disappoint, just incredible where the road went.

This is what we were in for...



This is what it looks like on the BIG screen



The full picture



Cleaning crud out of the radiator after softening it in a creek crossing



Our reward at the top of the hill for lunch



There are many mines up here in the tops




Arriving at Tauca there are two hostels, the owner of the good one was away so closed, the other we could not get Maya in and they didn't seem interested to even help solve/sort something... this is a church, slightly different than usual



An executive decision was made to carry on to Chuquicara to get gas and stay the night.

The mountains bleeding different colours depending on the minerals providing cool colours



An entire town of ruins from volcanic destruction



Down the valley was a totally different stone desert likes we had not seen before









Then the bridge, being repaired, 20 minutes she said, nearly an hour later we were on our way but their half done repairs nearly sending us overboard with the planks rolling under our wheels...FUCK.



After some heart stopping moments we got to the second bridge which was worse, with a strong crosswind Ellen got off to help, again more heart stopping moments we made it across and continued down the valley arriving at the bridge to Chuquicara....oh no the worst one.

This had boards missing and broken boards, in places there were holes 1 x 1 meter, we both hoped off and walked Maya across under power, 3/4 the way across a rotten longitudinal board broke under the front wheel dropping Maya into the bridge and onto the front disc, using the engine power we got her out only to have the back wheel drop in too, we made it finally, puffing like hell, sweating profusely and with full nappies.





20 meters can cause trouble, most of the boards were ok but some were rotten, not nailed down or anything, was very happy to have both of us and Maya on solid ground, then we found the gas station .....no gas .....nada, shit.... some days things just don't line up totally.

We had enough to get to the coast but not enough to go through to Caraz so we had no choice but to go to the coast to Santa, no biggy it was a real moonscape drive and stunning but blowing very hard sending us across the road at times.

Next day was NYE so we decided to get a rest day, we also managed to get a new MT21 front tire for Maya so I was happy about that, at least the tire god stars lined up, fitted the new shoe to Maya....sorted. Caraz here we come

We don't have a tiled floor in the garage a home

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Old 12-31-2013, 03:48 PM   #2063
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Yea. You need to hit all the 'bambas ! Even the shitty ones.

Looks like you found the alternate route , like a shortcut. Pretty cool looking too. The Santiago Chuco route took us a while, up to some high altitudes. So glad you were able to experience this awesome area.
Yes it is seriously cool, better on a lite bike tho and running under its own steam , off to Caraz and Canyon Del Pato tomorrow ... if we can find it

Do you know the entry point or is it signposted well?
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:08 PM   #2064
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You can't miss it. Just head back up there. You came down from Tauca and crossed those bridges, then the last one had the T intersection. Paved south to Santa, dirt north to Duck Canyon( Pato )

In the above photo, the pavement turns left up to Tauca, the dirt track straight ahead takes you up to the 33 tunnels.

When you get up to the Cordillera Blanca, make sure you do a day trip from Yungay up to Lagunas LLanganuco. Keep going past the lakes and climb up to the top of the pass for some amazing views, Huascaran National Park. You wont regret it
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:08 PM   #2065
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You can't miss it. Just head back up there. You came down from Tauca and crossed those bridges, then the last one had the T intersection. Paved south to Santa, dirt north to Duck Canyon( Pato )
In the above photo, the pavement turns left up to Tauca, the dirt track straight ahead takes you up to the 33 tunnels.

When you get up to the Cordillera Blanca, make sure you do a day trip from Yungay up to Lagunas LLanganuco. Keep going past the lakes and climb up to the top of the pass for some amazing views, Huascaran National Park. You wont regret it
Ok so that is it, no worries and thanks for that, head up tomorrow morning WOH HOH more gravel and a new MT21
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:15 PM   #2066
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Bahahahahah!!!! I just love your "TOOL SOCKS"
Happy NewYear!!
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:40 PM   #2067
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Once again great report, great photos!
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Thanks John, much appreciated, happy new year
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #2068
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Bahahahahah!!!! I just love your "TOOL SOCKS"
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..I believe the dolly and levers sock is even merino

High tech mate ... stops em rattling around, socks available anywhere at the market too

Happy New Year mate
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:28 PM   #2069
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Haqppy New Year, sorry a little late on NZ time but was working.

Yes heard from that other guy with the fast Pacific blue bike and I managed to wish him Happy New Year on time. Looks like 2016, you'll have to bring him around I guess.

Gotta go catch that ferry but before I go, a little riddle for you.....

Excuse me!
Oh will you excuse me
I'm just trying to find the bridge... Has anybody seen the bridge?

(Have you seen the bridge?)
I ain't seen the bridge!

(Where's that confounded bridge?)
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Just wondering, does your GPS or Spot give you the miles per day or hr or average per day for your trip?
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