Rain day, sort of – Lago Rapel to Santa Cruz (64k/23,396k, 650m)

(October 29 – written by Dave) We got rained on!  Stop the presses.  Last night at camp, we had about 20 drops on the tent, creating a flurry of “get everything under cover”.  Then the rain stopped.  It rained several times overnight, at about the same level.  Then today riding we had about 1 minute … Continue reading Rain day, sort of – Lago Rapel to Santa Cruz (64k/23,396k, 650m)

Re-routing – Melipilla to Lago Rapel (61k/23,332k, 1,600m)

(October 28 – written by Dave) Last night, as expected, our neighbours kicked on with the karaoke machine.  But honestly, they didn’t have the volume overly loaded and they seemed to tire pretty quickly.  This morning I had vivid memories of a really bad falsetto rendition of the Bee Gees “More than a Woman” rattling … Continue reading Re-routing – Melipilla to Lago Rapel (61k/23,332k, 1,600m)

Chile and a great day –Penitentes ski hill to Portillo (76k/22,983k, 2,400ft)

(October 21 – written by Dave) Today was such a great day for so many reasons. I’m honestly not sure where to start.  For example, I could stop writing now and just post the photos – we crossed the Andes through a spectacular high alpine pass today.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, … Continue reading Chile and a great day –Penitentes ski hill to Portillo (76k/22,983k, 2,400ft)