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March 29th, 2012 | Bolivia

Out of Bolivia and into Peru…

By the time I had left La Paz, I figured that the remainder of the day would be straightforward… I had dealt with the traffic and the petrol “crisis”, so how much more excitement could there be ahead…?? Well, turns out there would be plenty of it…!! The road surface improved after the much pot-holed […]

March 12th, 2012 | Brazil


We were beset with bad luck for a good part of the day today…!! The night before, I had a runny nose, and hoped that it was just a sinus thing… My hopes were dashed the following morning…!! I woke up with a bad case of flu, feeling as if I had been run over […]

January 15th, 2012 | Argentina

The Ride to Ushuaia…

Our ferry was due to leave Punta Arenas at 9.30am, and we still had to buy our tickets…!! If we missed this ferry, the next one was due two days later, and spending another a few days in Punta Arenas was not an option we were willing to consider…!! Our bikes were ready and loaded […]

January 11th, 2012 | Argentina

Hard Ride to El Chalten…

Will somebody please remind me what the hell I am doing down here….!!! We took a 430 km round trip to another section of the Glacier National park today, and got hammered by winds that gusted to over 100 km/h….!! If I had a needle with me, or could find a sharp stick that had […]

December 6th, 2011 | Australasia

The Long and Hard Way to Townsville…

I chose to take the longer in-land route to Townsville, via the Atherton Tablelands, rather than follow the coastal highway I had ridden up to Cairns on… It was double the distance to Townsville compared with riding down the coast, but I was feeling good and after all the long rides I had become used […]

March 17th, 2011 | Asia

Tricky Ride to Vientiane…

The rain just wouldn’t quit… Willi had warned that the first 25 kms of road to Xiang Ngeun was under construction, and was “torn up and dusty” when he went through three days before… I wondered what the constant rain and heavy traffic had done to this section… I was betting that it would no […]