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

Burning Across Bolivia Part 2: Scads of Salt Flats

11/21/2016 Sabaya, Bolivia. From my quiet perch in Sabaya I look out at the entrance to the Salar de Coipasa, an enormous salt flat here in Southwest Bolivia. It is the smaller and lesser-known sibling to the largest and famous … Read More

Burning across Bolivia Part 1: La Paz to Sabaya

11/15/2016  La Paz, Bolivia. Okay. Enough of city life. Well, 2 days were truly enough for me, but errands and great new friends kept me here in La Paz a little longer than expected. Now heading for huge volcanos, enormous … Read More

Lingering in La Paz: Cycle House, Comraderie and One Big Mountain

10/30/16. La Paz, Bolivia. It’s been many a month since I’ve been to a real city. At 2.3 million residents, La Paz would likely be quick to send me scurrying back to the mountains, but I had some items to … Read More

Sorata Singletrack: A Short and Steep Detour

10/27/2017. Copacabana, Bolivia. One last look at the sweet, albeit touristy, lakeside town of Copacabana. After a couple of nights in town surrounded by gringos and griguettes, I craved pushing onward to the gems of Bolivia’s natural world. Next stop: … Read More

Bolivian Border Ball Busting: How NOT to do it…

10/22/2016. Huancané, Peru.   Crossing international borders by bike has perhaps obviously been a pattern of mine over the last couple of years. Each crossing has its own unique flavor and is more or less memorable depending on the details … Read More

Peruvian Playland Pt 2: Huaraz to Huancayo

8/19/16 Huaraz, Peru.  I’d been in Huaraz for 3 weeks. It’d been a fantastic stop filled with mountain biking, trekking, good friends and much needed repairs. But the itch returned and I’m really excited for this next section of dirt … Read More

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