Urubamba to Pisac March 29 We were hoping to stay at the wonderful B & B in Urubamba for another night. Our plans were to see some more sights north and east of Cusco. It was not to be because prior reservations filled the inn. Our plans included seeing Huchuy Qosqo, a well preserved ruins out of Calca, Peru. In many ways it is like Macchu Picu, except it does not have easy access. One can trek out of Cusco for 5 hours, or come from another location for two hours by foot. There is a rugged switchback gravel road, good for small motos or 4 wd vehicles. We used up 5 hours of our day getting in/out, plus the hike to the site and time walking around. We had to walk through a tiny farming village in order to get to the site. Inca shaped window opening in village house. This place was part of the Inca empire, and this is the Inca road to Cusco. We attempted to come in on a route that would have arrived here, but failed at the attempt. There was a fellow there from Peru archeology who told us about the site. We'll read more when we have internet. I know from the Spanish speaking guard/guide that there was pre-Inca work, Inca conquest and empire importance, plus Spanish conquest influence. There were mummies in the alcoves . This was a two story building. The Spanish flooded it and used it for water storage. Stream from an alpine lake provides water Agriculture terraces The ride in and out was definitely challenging for Laurie on the clunky China bike. She still has no rear brake. Add to that higher gearing and a high first gear, plus not so aggressive tires, the ride was tough. I so much wish the Honda Tornado fit her, and she would have fun on these roads. I've fantasized shipping the Super Sherpa down here. This trip would be so much fun for Laurie on the Super Sherpa. She'd be riding like a champ with a big smile on her face. Instead the clunky moto. Air Canada has some good rates for shipping motos. The British couple we met a few days ago used Air Canada from either France or Great Britain to Brazel. We flew Air Canada, with a terminal in Thunder Bay, 120 km from our house. Here's an aerial view. You can see our first attempt, the tracks on the right, which we abandoned when it became a steep climb on a goat path: Laurie going down hill out of a switchback. She has no rear brakes, not very aggressive tires, an excessively heavy moto, and clunky suspension! We stopped for the night in Pisac, a very short travel distance day, because of our excursion. I went through her rear brakes, scuffung the rotor, scuffing the brake pads, and bleeding all the air out of the system. I wanted to cover all the possibilities. At first I had weak rear brake and solid pedal. At the end no pedal at all. I suspect the pitted pucks are the issue. The bike needs a new caliper, definitely not an easy part find with Easter coming plus the China brand moto. We'll continue to solve the saga. It's a drag on our trip.