Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Sand storm – Santa Maria to Hualfín (122k/21,830k, 2,350 ft)

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(September 30 – written by Dave) Today was epic – we rode from 8AM until about 6PM.  There were some breaks in there of course but we had massive headwinds and rode through a sand storm, just for fun.  It … Continue reading

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Riding the vines – Cafayate to Santa Maria (82k/21,708k, 1,650 ft)

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(September 29 – written by Dave) As expected, we did not last anywhere near long enough last night to attend the Pena.  We really want to attend one but we need to have a rest day planned for the following … Continue reading

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Vineyard lunch in Cafayate

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(September 27 – written by Dave) Today was all about relaxing.  And lucky for us, we chose a great hostel from where we could do this.  The owner of the Kallpa Hostel, Francisco, is a wonderful host, spending a good … Continue reading

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Double Devil Day – Coronel Moldes to Cafayate (130k/21,492k, 4100 ft)

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(September 27 – written by Nancy) We started out today from Coronel Moldes with all good intentions to take it easy today and camp somewhere around the 80k mark.  Well, as you can see from the title of the blog, … Continue reading

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Leaving Salta –  Salta to Coronel Moldes (66k/21,361k, 950 ft)

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(September 26 – written by Dave) We had a hard time leaving our lovely AirB&B apartment this morning.  It’s funny how we get attached to places – it is probably caused by staying almost anywhere for more than a day.  … Continue reading

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Wine coma in Salta

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(September 25 – written by Dave) Yesterday we survived food coma.  Today we survived wine coma.  It was tough duty. Our AirB&B host, Rodrigo, also a sommelier, came by our place this afternoon with four bottles of local wine for … Continue reading

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Food coma in Salta

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(September 23-24 – written by Dave) We are enjoying our downtime in Salta.  It is a very relaxed city.  In fact based on what some of the locals tell us, Salta is the “chill-out” capitol of the Argentina.  People don’t … Continue reading

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Spring flowers – San Salvador de Jujuy to Salta (97k/21,295k, 2,400 ft)

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(September 22 – written by Dave) Today we started with another Argentinean brekkie in terms of serving size but as most of it was homemade by our hospedaje’s owner, well, it was orders of magnitude better in taste.  It may … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung –  Humahuaca to San Salvador de Jujuy (129k/21,199k, 1,260 ft)

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(September 21 – written by Dave) Today we had one of those Argentinean brekkies that we’d been warned about.  That is, coffee and a handful of diamond shaped bread bits.  I say bits because you could eat them in one … Continue reading

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Roadside meetings – Abra Pampa to Humahuaca (87k/21,070, 1,350 ft)

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(September 20 – written by Dave) Today we left the hotel about 8AM – on the way out meeting the resident dog that we’d heard so much about – he is big.  Nancy wanted to take him with us but … Continue reading