Sacred Valley of the Incas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by poolman, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. ClayR

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    Great trip!!!
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  2. yellowknife

    yellowknife Is In Canada

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    :clap:clap

    A very enjoyable read. Thanks.

    YK
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  3. palla62

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    Nice story and amazing places :clap
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  4. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    wachs,

    I'm glad you enjoyed the report. I assume you are Dave Wachs of Giant Loop. If so, your Coyote bags were the perfect choice for this trip. They served as my checked luggage, and kept my entire kit safe and dry throughout the many kilometers and water crossings. Plus, the Coyote bags mount/dismount quickly and easily, important after a long day of riding.

    If you would like to use any of my pictures feel free. I would not hesitate to recommend these bags to anyone, they are the perfect setup for a fly-and-ride adventure.

    Thanks,
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  5. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Poolman - Thanks, double thanks and Merry Christmas to you too! :freaky (you just made mine!)
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  6. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!
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  7. poolman

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    Thanks yellowknife, glad you enjoyed it. Your New France New Scotland thread in the Day Trippin section is great!
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  8. poolman

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    palla62,

    I am happy you enjoyed the ride report. After reading your "Milan to Umbria" I have decided that I must return to Italy. I hope your wife's leg has now healed completely.

    Ciao,
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  9. 98Virago

    98Virago 98Virago

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    Hi Poolman,

    Thanks for taking us along with your latest epic ride at the Sacred Valley of Incas. I really enjoyed reading your very detail reports and your spectacular pictures & video clip as well.

    The Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands is on my bucket list and hope to fulfill another dream sometimes soon. I will send you a PM if I need some help...

    Gery (XT225)
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  10. BadWHooper

    BadWHooper Quick, rather than Dead.

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    Man, what a superb RR package: identify a specific region of the world, engage some local support and logistics, and live a major life experience! This is doing it right. And a very engaging RR. Thank you! Great to see some someone from my part of town telling these kinds of stories.

    I also had to chuckle - I have the same Castle Streetgear jacket as your friend. I bought it to serve just as my very-hot-DC-area-summer-weight riding jacket, and here I see it tackling sky-scraping altitudes, rain, dirt, rivers, and mad dogs! Nice.
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  11. poolman

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    Gery,

    Great to hear from a fellow XT225 rider, I'm glad you enjoyed the ride report. Feel free to send me a PM if I can help in your trip planning.

    Thanks,
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  12. poolman

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    BadWHooper,

    Hello neighbor, I am glad you enjoyed the ride report and appreciate your kind words. The trip really surpassed my expectations and I could not have been happier with the route, the bikes, or the outfitter we used. I know Culin was pleased with his Castle jacket as well.

    Thanks,
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  13. khaitronic

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    Love this thread.. Good to see a report ride from a falcon bike... Cause i just inherited one recently.. :D
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  14. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    khaitronic,

    I'm glad you loved the thread, and what a blessing to inherit a 400 Falcon! I am sure the previous owner will look down upon you with pride as you enjoy the bike.

    Cheers,

    .
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  15. RigaDorje

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    Enjoyed reading and the pics. Glad to see you enjoyed riding in Peru! :D
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  16. poolman

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    RigaDorje,

    I am both flattered and humbled that you enjoyed the ride report after noticing you hail from Peru. Outside of the major cities, the Peruvian people are the kindest, most hospitable people I have ever met while traveling.

    Cheers to you and the fantistic people of Peru!
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  17. AnjinSan

    AnjinSan Been here awhile

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    Digging up old RR's but for a good reason! Poolman, this was greatly informative for me and maybe it will be for others as well. Thanks for sharing. I will not have as much time as you in the area of Cusco but I hope to mast of it.

    Hope you are enjoying 2013 wherever you are :)
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    Thank you for the bump AnjinSan. Several different riders on Adv. are currently making their way through South America, and hopefully this ride report will be of use to those traveling through the Sacred Valley area of Peru.

    To All - AnjinSan and his wife, have an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable ride report in progress on Advrider documenting their travels through the Americas. The writing and photography presented by this wonderful Romanian couple is not to be missed. Here is a link:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810189

    Best to All,
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  19. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    Poolman,

    Great RR! I wish I would have seen it BEFORE my trip to Peru :lol3

    I especially liked your detour on the descent from Abre de Lares into Calca. As you saw in our photos, most of that road has now been paved (oddly enough, they're paving from the top down, towards Calca and the valley), but there are still slides that come down and block the road.
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  20. poolman

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    huzar,

    I really enjoyed your ride report and pictures of the Sacred Valley area. It really brought back a lot of fond memories.

    Here is a link for anyone interested:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856404

    Cheers,
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