Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Coyhaique musings

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(November 26-27 – written by “10K Dave”) We’ve been travelling in Latin America for more than year now and come to expect finding very old towns.  Starting Mexico nearly everything seemed to be founded in or around 1534, when the … Continue reading

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A day of everything – Mañihuales to Coyhaique (89k/24,998k, 3,500ft)

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(November 25 – written by “10K Dave”) Here comes another blog post about the weather – ho hum…  So I’ll make the weather update quick.  Today we had rain, headwinds, tailwinds and, are you ready, sunny blue skies!  Yup, all … Continue reading

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Some blue finally – Refugio Río Cisnes to Mañihuales (69k/24,910k, 3,100ft)

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(November 24 – written by “10K Dave”) You guessed it – we had rain overnight and again this morning.  The forecast of late is almost always that “tomorrow” it will be rain free.  Sort of like the funny old sign … Continue reading

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10K Dave – Puyuhuapi to Refugio Río Cisnes (82k/24,841k, 4,200ft)

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(November 23 – written by “10K Dave”) I ticked off a lifetime bucket list item off today – 10,000 miles in one calendar year.  Nancy passed this milestone a few days ago.  Before now, I was known as Dave.  Heretofore, … Continue reading

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The middle 5k – La Junta to Puyuhuapi (45k/24,759k, 1,840ft)

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(November 22 – written by Dave) The other day we were debating if having rain in first 5k or the last 5k of a ride was worse.  General consensuses concluded that the first 5k was worse, as more than likely, … Continue reading

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Nancy sets a new “Ertel-Peterson” world record!

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(November 21 – written by Dave) My entire life I wanted to ride 10,000 miles in one calendar year.  I’m not sure why other than I liked the symmetrical sound of 10,000 miles and it seemed like a difficult, but … Continue reading

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5k short – Villa Santa Lucia to La Junta (69k/24,714k, 2,240ft)

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(November 20 – written by Dave) There was only a little rain overnight last night.  We’d hoped it would stay this way for the morning and set the alarm a little earlier than normal.  Somehow we managed to be ready … Continue reading

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Waiting out the rain in Villa Santa Lucia

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(November 19 – written by Nancy) It rained all night and was still raining this morning when the alarm went off – bummer.  There is nothing romantic about the sound of rain on a metal roof when you planning to … Continue reading

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Wet, wet, wet and then a reality check – Chaiten to Villa Santa Lucia (77k/24,644k, 3,100ft)

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(November 18 – written by Dave) What a day – we had a little bit of everything.  Well, not everything as we didn’t have any sun, though it would have been nice.  We were up at the same time and … Continue reading

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Wet progress – Parque Pumalin to Chaiten (45k/24,567k, 2,100ft)

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(November 17 – written by Dave) We slept pretty well in the tent in our tiny hut home last night.  It rained off and on but undercover we were dry.  It was not raining in the morning when we got … Continue reading