As I often do, I decided to stay another night here in Huanchacho. I like the room. Like the cost. Like the town, even though it’s been overcast and cool. I figured today I’d actually look at maps and decide where to go next, as I really don’t know, and am kinda winging it as I go. I like the freewheeling travel itineraries. And it also prepares you for days when things don’t go as planned, because it solidifies your ability to be flexible and think as you go. So I woke up today feeling kinda lonely. Not sure why. Not even sure of The Who or what I’m lonely for. I miss my Son Spencer. Even though he’s not readily available living in Boston. I miss my Father’s face and crankiness lol. I miss a few friends pretty badly. Funny thing. I don’t miss Ohio or even the United States much if at all. I’ll certainly get over these melancholy feelings soon enough tomorrow morning once I’m rolling again. Thanks to Jim (JimsBeemer here on ADV) I’ve decided to head tomorrow to Chavin and then on to Chacas, two small villages in the Andes (back into altitude) that Jim and his wife enjoyed. They’re riding to Ushuaia as well and are a few days ahead of me. After that, pointing South to Lima. The Brit I rode Colombia with after sharing the Stahlratte ride, Adrian Cromey, is still in Lima having repair work done on his Yamaha TTR600 (new top end, relaced rear wheel, new intake manifold amongst other things) so maybe I can see Adrian again. He was a cool guy. Other than that things are good. Feeling well. Bike is well. A few things need replaced soon, but I’m sure I can make it to Cusco Peru for them (chain/sprockets, tires). I’d love it if I could get a pair of Metzler Karoo 3 tires. The front Karoo 3 I’m running now (mounted in Chetumal Mexico) is getting down there, but was a great tire! My rear Michelin Serac tire (also mounted in Chetumal) was so-so. Far better on pavement. Ok in hard pack. Sucks in loose dirt or mud. I’m sure there’ll be something good in Cusco. Maybe even Mitas E-07’s or MotoZ GPS’ !! Who knows. My chain is in no danger, just getting sloppy and has over 30,000 miles on it now. Sprockets actually look good! Not sharp or hooked teeth at all (JT steel). But normally when I put a new chain on I replace sprockets as well (the idea being that they wear in together). Maybe this time I’ll be cheaper and just do the chain. Now off to find lunch.