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April 19th, 2012 | Ecuador

Finally, we get to Montanita…!!

We left Naranjal later than we intended, but knowing that we only had 300 odd km to ride and no borders to cross, we could afford to take it easy… The ride north to Guayaquill was uneventful, except for the fact that just south of Ecuador’s second largest city, we became separated… I was riding […]

April 17th, 2012 | Ecuador

Into Ecuador…!!

Tom and Fabio were up as early as I was, ready for what we expected to be a long ride up to the resort town of Montanita on the Ecuador coast… Tom and I went for a quick swim in the flat and clam waters of the Pacific, which was barely 50 metres from our […]

April 14th, 2012 | Peru

Houston…?? It’s us again…!! The Birthday Ride…

As far as birthdays go, this one has to rate as the most eventful I can remember…!! As I sit here in Cali, Colombia, trying to catch up on the last ten days, thoughts of that day are still swirling around in my head…!! It started off brilliantly, then got more than a little hairy […]

April 13th, 2012 | Peru

Pasto Ruri Glacier…

The tour bus took us back the way I had come the previous day, and then turned off the main road and began an 80 km crawl up into the mountains on a winding dirt road… Along the way, we came across an old man, shivering in the cold and our driver stopped to give […]

April 12th, 2012 | Peru

Leaving Lima and the ride to Huaraz…

I left Lima early the following morning, heading for Huaraz, the jumping off point for hikes and climbing in the Cordillera Blanco Mountain Range… The Casa San Martin staff were there to bid me goodbye, having first made me the best breakfast that I have had for a long time… There is no skimping on […]

April 9th, 2012 | Peru

BMW Lima and the 150 000 km Service…

It took almost an hour to ride the 10 km to Commercial Gildemeister BMW Motorrad… Monday morning traffic in Lima is murder with a capital “M”…!! This dealership has been a going concern for only two years, and although the service was efficient, and the staff very helpful, I think they still have a ways […]