Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Pass 4, mountain day – Abancay to Curahuasi (70k/19,114k, +5,250)

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(August 13 – written by Dave) Today we completed pass number 4 from Ayacucho to Cusco and I’m happy to report that everyone rode the entire way.  We started the day with a 35k climb and finished the day with … Continue reading

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A full day’s ride – Huancarama to Abancay (64k/19,043k, +4,800)

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(August 12 – written by Dave) I am excited to report that today, I rode the entire distance with the rest of the team – woohoo!  I had no stomach issues of any kind and we had a beautiful day … Continue reading

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Pass two (mostly) – Andahuaylas to Huancarama (89k/18,979k, +5,000)

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(August 11 – written by Dave) My stomach bug came back today and it was my turn to take it for the team.  We had about 37k to ride to reach the top of the second pass but I was … Continue reading

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Pass one – Uripa to Andahuaylas (76k/18,890k, +4,600ft)

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(August 10 – written by Dave) Today was the first of 4 days in a row with passes reaching close to 14,000 feet.  Not the most idea conditions for Nancy and I to be less than 100% but you do … Continue reading

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Rumours of my demise… – Chumbes to Uripa (58k/18,814k, +4,600ft)

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(August 9 – written by Dave) Rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated – after yesterday’s overly fuzzy day, I’m happy to report that today was much better.  I didn’t eat much yesterday and got a little hungry today but … Continue reading

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Man down – Riverside camp to Chumbes (55k/18,757k, +3,300ft)

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(August 8 – written by Nancy) Well, today was an interesting day and even now at 7pm it is still continuing to be interesting!  Our riverside camp was very quiet last night though we did have some traffic passing after … Continue reading

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Back on the road – Ayacucho to river camp (60k/18,702k, +3,000ft)

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(August 7 – written by Dave) We were first at the brekkie buffet this morning and we did ourselves proud in how many rolls we could eat.  It was a little hard being discrete as even by the time we … Continue reading