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

(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.  We ended up having to stop at the hotel simply because the winds were again … Continue reading Blowing in the wind – Rio Pelque to Abandoned hotel (60k, 26,093k/800ft)

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

(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 last 3 days while we were in El Calafate, the wind was pretty strong coming … Continue reading In the brig – El Calafate to Rio Pelque (116k, 26,037k/3,040ft)

90 KPH headwinds – The Pink House to El Calafate (77k, 25,921k/2,040ft)

(December 15 – written by “Just Dave”) Sometimes we struggle coming up with names for our blogs.  Sometimes the names are cute or clever.  And other times, well, the name just hits us on the head like a load of bricks.  Today was a load of bricks, perhaps even a double load of bricks.  We … Continue reading 90 KPH headwinds – The Pink House to El Calafate (77k, 25,921k/2,040ft)

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)