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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by battdoc, Sep 15, 2018.
Caverena de Quiocta
Karajia Sarcophagi de Chachpoyas in Utcubamba Valley and some random shots.
Riding to Celendin with Jason
Cajamarca, ladies in the hats...
Ride to Pallasca, so far this was my the epic day of this ride.
Rainy dayz... Jason is trying to hide from rain.
Christmas break in Huaraz; Very colorful costumes on Christmas day parade.
Great RR and photos. I too wish I was back in Peru. If you get back to Nasca and go to the airport, its pretty easy to join another group. Well worth it. Ride safe and Happy New Year.
Day after Christmas; much anticipated loop, Yungay to Chacas (106). Last few days, weather has been clear till around 2 or so. We hit the road at 8:00. From Yungay we started climbing the dirt road into National Park Huascaran. Paid 30 sols for park entry for a day and rolled on. Beautiful blue lagoon appeared and it started to drizzle a little bit too. A lot of pot holes nothing scary. A lot of people consider this the most dangerous road in Peru, I'm not sure about that. Switch backs get tighter and tighter as you climb. There were a few sections of mud and rocks where I had to stand on the pegs, but cleared it without any drama. We crested the mountain and it started to snow a bit. But the road descends quickly and it cleared. We continued downhill thorough small villages. We had to get through pretty deep muddy wash out. At one point Jason had to give me a push. Worse part was that same wash out continued through the switch backs, so we had to get through it three times. Jason ended up dropping his bike twice. I had a zero mile drop my self, went to park and my foot slipped. I have become a fan of TKC70 tires, they have taken the abuse well. We took small breaks to stay fresh and finally made it to Hotel Plaza in Chacas. My front sustained a pucture, but I'll deal with it tomorrow. We cleaned up, walked around town a bit and found a pizza joint for dinner.
More pics from the day.. Which is a bigger pig?
Morning came, I pumped up the leaky front. We got on the road and enjoyed nicely paved switch backs all the way to Punta Olimpica tunnel. Then enjoyed Peruvian Del Stelvio down the hill (107).
From Huaraz, Jason stayed in the mountains and headed to Lima for new tires. After getting my puncture repaired to made it Huacho for the night. Back to boring landscape and dust.
Race to Documoto in Lima and out of Lima to Ica. New shoes but boring roads and dusty landscape. Sun Set over Ica sand dunes was nice though.
Saw a few Dakar rigs headed to Lima.
Great report with awesome pics. Thanks for taking the time to post your experiences.
I have been following along since you took the boat to Colombia, enjoying your posts! I already told my wife that I want to do something like this before I get too old (maybe skip the Central America part to save time), and she didn't go crazy on me
much appreciated report,you running tubeless?
Yes I'm. I packed a spare tube for absolute emergency. Hope I will not need it.