The Wife takes on Chlamydia. A South American Retrospective

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ChrisUK, Mar 6, 2017.

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    Colca Canyon

    Along with Arequipa I had also not visited the Colca Canyon on my last trip. I'd heard great things about it and it didn't disappoint. A superb place to visit and, dare I say it, I didn't see too many gringos as on the bike, I was able to dodge the tour buses. Bonus!



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    Leaving Arequipa. The Misti volcanos overlooking the city.



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    The same recipe for the past 600 or so years... ;-)



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    Yanque is a pleasant little town and a good base to explore from. A lot less touristy than Chivay



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    This is wrong in so many ways :-)



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    The Ampato volcano bubbling along nicely



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    A more pleasant depiction of rural Peruvian life



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    The walk home from work



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    Smithing pots and pans in the street



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    The Colca Canyon is famous for the Andean condor. They kept their distance and with only an 18 to 105mm lens they weren't so easy to capture on film



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    How high? How far? The turn off down to the canyon bottom. 800m horizontal distance to my right, 2000m drop in altitude and 29km to ride!



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    Some hardcore civil engineering



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    Pleasant views



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    A leisurely ride down begins



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    More turns



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    Taking a rest, mindful of rockfalls



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    Reached the river. Now the only way is up again!
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