The Path to Paine: A Tumultuous Trial to the Torres

3/15/2017. El Calafate, Argentina.  The next week’s travel carried me through some of the most stunning places on earth: Paso Verlika: A raw and rugged hiking route requiring 2 illegal border crossings (my 11th and 12th crossings between Chile and … Read More

Prepossessing Patagonia: Fjords, Rivers, Lakes, and Fitzroy!

3/5/2017. Cochrane, Chile. After riding Paso Roballos, a restful recovery night was well-earned. Now to continue onward, back on the Carretera Austral to it’s terminus in Villa O’Higgins, a few ferry crossings and some trail riding would hopefully bring me … Read More

Rolling over Paso Roballos: Coyhaique to Cochrane

3/1/2017. Coyhaique, Chile. Having replaced my eviscerated bottom bracket in Coyhaique and taken a day of rest, I was ready and raring to roll. Following the suggestions of a Campbell and a couple other pedaling peers I decided to peel … Read More

Battle of the Brush: A Funky Border Crossing, Then Back Again

2/15/2017. Valle de Cochamo, Chilean Patagonia.  Today was my first morning waking up on my own in over a week, after riding with Brendan for one of the longest continuous sections of shared riding I’d done so far on this … Read More

Getting the Lead Out: Santiago thru the Monkey Puzzle

1/12/17. Santiago, Chile.   Day 1: Leaving Santiago to San Fernando dump (148km) Riding away from Dalila’s home on a warm Santiago morning, I was filled with conflicting emotions. Although we’d agreed to meet up again further South, I knew … Read More

Meandering to Merriment in Mendoza: An Xmas Excursion

12/10/2016. Cafayate, Argentina. Two restful days in the wine-filled town of Cafayate refilled my energy wells (and perhaps my internal wine cellars), thus it was time to continue South to the grand meeting of meandering cyclists in Mendoza. With 1400 … Read More

Atacama Alternate: Gravel Grinding San Pedro to Cafayate

12/2/2016 San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. 4 restful days in San Pedro were filled with great company, good beer, fresh food and gear restocking. While there I joined in on plans with a growing group of cyclists to rent a … Read More