Patagonia bike touring - what I’ll be seeing.
Here is the tour I did tumblr. 8-) I made it happen of inspiration from this picture.
the pavent ends, rains increase but my and others travels continue.
under bridges is the only escape from the rain.
met three guys who arrived in bolivia and purchased 3 Chinese 150cc scooters and have need thrashing them all over south america.
lots of climbing and crazy rain till my hands are sore from being waterlogged.
went from dirt to fast concrete into some rain the next day. came across an Italiano who was so glad to be riding in some sun again.
i have 5 days to make it to chaiten to catch my ferry out of this now raining tough section of the carretera austral.
as i head north from Coyhaique i take the old dirt spar of the Carretera Austral.
i catch a french tourist far ahead on the road in front of me on the first photo.
he has had a dog following him for the last 10 miles. He is riding slow and i pass him.
a few miles later the dog bridges up to me on a long hill and we procead to sling shot
past each other for another 20 miles!
till i hit a paved downhill and he just cant keep up.
what type of camera did you use?
I took my Sony nex5 with a 18-55 Sony lens and a fixed 600 sigma telephoto. Nice compact gear. No too heavy to carry on my bike.
My name is Teresa, and I am with the backpacking club in Amarillo There are some of us in our club that have also been doing the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail (biking, not backpacking), piecemeal, and are interested in bike tours like you did. Are you giving any presentations, or would you consider coming to one of our meetings...we usually meet on the third Thursday of the month, and we would love to have you come. My number is 806-367-1736. Thanks,
Did you go yet?
Chilean cuisine #tomatoes … (Taken with instagram)
I was in chile and Argentina for six weeks in jan-feb. it’s an amazing place. Enjoy and keep posting the pics.
had a rest day in coihaique. two nights i a fab hotel with a bath tub.
tried to end the inner patagonia leg of the tour here but the ferry was
full, so i booked a ticket for 5 days layer 250 miles north from volcano
destroyed town of chaiten. a scedule for the first time in four weeks….?
one of the toughest days.
70mph wind gust knocked me on the ground breaking
my der hanger. i had an extra. then my first flat.
110k all day in the rain.
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Awesome pics! Trip of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing. Sloan Teeple
thanks sloan. im glad i have a long life to top this one.
So amazingly enough I gained 5lbs on this tour!
Doesn’t seem like much but I have a crazy metabolism and have never went past 145 in my life of 38 years.
So why did this happen? Pan. Ate a lot of the white bread biscuits they sell down there. Every girl I talked to said they were gaining weigh because of it also. But in inner patagonia it about all you can get.