Nearing the top – Uspallata to Ski hill Penitentes (66k/22,907k, 3,400ft)

(October 20 – written by Dave) After three days of climbing, we are getting close to the top of Paso Los Libertadores, the border pass between Argentina and Chile. We stopped today as planned at a ski hill that is about 22k from the pass.  By the time we stopped around 1:30, the wind was … Continue reading Nearing the top – Uspallata to Ski hill Penitentes (66k/22,907k, 3,400ft)

Stopping short – Mendoza to Potrerillos (64k/22,782k, 3,300ft)

(October 18 – written by Dave) Somehow we managed to pull ourselves away from our fancy AirB&B this morning.  It is always hard to leave after a nice extended break.  We spent 7 days total in Mendoza and the days flew by.  There’s something about having nice food, good coffee and great wines; all while … Continue reading Stopping short – Mendoza to Potrerillos (64k/22,782k, 3,300ft)

Short, hard day – San Juan to Media Agua (58k/22,601k, 120ft)

(October 10 – written by Dave) Today was uphill and into the wind the entire day.  Ok, to be fair, it was so slightly uphill, that it really doesn’t count.  But boy, believe me, the wind counted.  It would seem that the wind storm of a couple days ago had not quite run its course.  … Continue reading Short, hard day – San Juan to Media Agua (58k/22,601k, 120ft)

100 miles of fun – Jachal to San Juan (161k/22,543k, 1,000 ft)

(October 7 – written by Dave) We made it!  100 miles, all the way to San Juan.  Woohoo. It was actually a good day.  The wind eventually came up and yes, it was behind us.  We had some downhill and made it to San Juan before tomorrow’s forecasted sand storm.  I’m not sure how bad … Continue reading 100 miles of fun – Jachal to San Juan (161k/22,543k, 1,000 ft)