Monthly Archives: December 2018

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Happy New Year and the winner is…

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(December 30-31 – written by “11K Dave”) Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for (ok, I get it, no one is really waiting for this moment, but humour me).  Who won the coveted LWOP mega mileage annual award for 2018?  … Continue reading

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Meeting new and old friends in Punta Arenas

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(December 28-29 – written by Dave) First the new friends. In our last blog we talked about Curtis and Jenny, the two other Alaska to Argentina cyclists that we’ve been chasing for 1.5 years.  We met them for dinner two … Continue reading

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The catch – Morro Chico to Punta Arenas (148k, 26,462k/2,300ft)

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(December 27 – written by Dave) We did it again, that is, we did a double day.  We planned on taking two days to cover the last 150k but had some great tailwinds for the first 110k today and just … Continue reading

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A strong finish – Puerto Natales to Morro Chico (103k, 26,314k/2,040ft)

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(December 26 – written by Dave) We could have easily have stayed another night at our lovely AirB&B in Puerto Natales.  As Nancy accurately pointed out to me, “we never get to finish all the chores and then stay one … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from LWOP in Chile

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(December 25 – written by Santa Dave) Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas from Puerto Natales, Chile.  We’ve had a great day here in Southern Chile.  Victor and Patty, our AirB&B hosts, invited us to join their extended … Continue reading

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Torres Del Paine National Park

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(December 23/24 – written by Dave) We’ve settled into Puerto Natales for Christmas.  Yesterday we moved into our new AirB&B apartment.  It is great.  Victor, his wife Patty and son Mattias are wonderful hosts.  Patty took a real shine to … Continue reading

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Tailwinds, Woohoo! – Cerro Castillo to Puerto Natales (64k, 26,211k/1,100ft)

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(December 22 – written by Dave) Woohoo – tailwinds today.  Well, at least some tailwinds.  It wasn’t pure joy as technically the wind was coming out of the west and we were riding south.  In fact, we started out riding … Continue reading

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Chile winds – Abandoned hotel to Cerro Castillo (50k, 26,146k/800ft)

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(December 21 – written by Nancy) Our night in the abandoned hotel was okay – Dave was snoring away all night, not at all bothered by all of the sounds around us while I woke up every couple of hours … Continue reading

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Blowing in the wind – Rio Pelque to Abandoned hotel (60k, 26,093k/800ft)

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(December 20 – written by “Just Dave”) Wow, what a day.  We started early with grand plans for pushing on to the Chile border, past our intended stop at an abandoned hotel.  Patagonia winds however, had other plans for us.  … Continue reading

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In the brig – El Calafate to Rio Pelque (116k, 26,037k/3,040ft)

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(December 19 – written by “Just Dave”) Back on the road today – we were really looking forward to riding out of town with a tailwind.  The day we came in we had that smashing 90kph headwind and for the … Continue reading