Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Last of the Utcubamba River –Nuevo Tingo to Leymebamba (52k/16,777k, +2000ft)

(June 30 – written by Dave) We rode the last of the Utcubamaba River today.  We’ve been riding uphill beside it for more than three days now.  It started so wide that building a bridge across it was very difficult.  … Continue reading

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Kuelap, Peru

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(June 29 – written by Dave) As promised by Nancy yesterday, here’s a quick write up of our trip to Kuelap.  We were both looking forward to seeing the site but after Ingapirca (the Inca site we saw in Ecuador), … Continue reading

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Up the Utcubamba River – Pedro Ruiz to Nuevo Tingo (66k/16,725k, +3000ft)

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(June 28 – written by Nancy) We continued our ride along the Utcubamba River today, through a beautiful gorge with steep rock walls on either side of us.  Nice weather, beautiful scenery, easy gradients and not too long of a … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Green –Bagua Grande to Pedro Ruiz (77k/16,659k, +4800ft)

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(June 27 – written by Dave) First a quick report on the new kettle.  It worked perfect.  We had tea last night and coffee this morning.  It fit on Nancy’s bike nicely this morning, in a sporty North Face bag … Continue reading

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Let the mocking begin –Jaen to Bagua Grande (66k/16,581k, +1800ft)

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(June 26 – written by Dave) I’ll start at the end, just to get it out of the way.  We’ve been in at least 20, maybe 30 hardware stores since we’ve entered Peru.  The purpose of this effort was to … Continue reading

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The three Rs in Peru – San Ignacio to Jaen (109k/16,515k, +3900ft)

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(June 25 – written by Nancy) The themes of today – rain, rice and riding with other cycle tourists.  The sound of rain coming down hard woke me up in the wee hours of this morning – not a great … Continue reading

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Peru first impressions

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(June 24 – written by Dave) First up, rumours of our demise are greatly exaggerated.  We had a good sleep and feel much better today after just hanging most of the day.  We re-met fellow cycle travellers – Philipp and … Continue reading

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A sting in the tail –Zumba Ecuador to San Ignacio Peru (76k/16,406k, +7,200ft)

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(June 23 – written by Dave) This will be a short post.  We spent all day on the bikes, arriving at San Ignacio, Peru at 5:30.  My bicycle computer registered over 8 hours of moving time. We only had 26k … Continue reading

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Sun in the Andes – Vilcabamba to Palanda (79k/16,280k, +7200ft)

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(June 21 – written by Nancy) (Posted on 22/June – it failed to go out due to slow network yesterday – this blog is for yesterday) One last quiet night at the Le Rendez-Vous Guesthouse was all I got – … Continue reading

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Andes dirt –Palanda to Zumba (50k/16,330k, +4300ft)

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(June 22 – written by Dave) Today’s theme was dirt.  We knew that the road between Palanda and the border had some washouts and associated dirt sections. But the truth be told, the road was just dirt.  Sure there were … Continue reading