Days three and four – Glacial View Campsite to Villa O’Higgins (82k/k, 25,654k/3,150ft)

(December 8 – written by “Just Dave”) Today’s blog title might make you think that this post is for two days – it isn’t.  Long-time readers will know that the smell of the open barn door is a strong pull for us.  Today was no exception.  We had strong tailwinds and thus decided to push … Continue reading Days three and four – Glacial View Campsite to Villa O’Higgins (82k/k, 25,654k/3,150ft)

Day two –Under trees near creek to Glacial View Campsite (77k/k, 25,565k/3,150ft)

(December 7 – written by “Just Dave”) We’ve complete day two of the CA kicker – so far, so good... We ended up being alone in our sad little wild camp last night, that is if you don’t count the cows.  We’re not sure what time they came in but there was a herd of … Continue reading Day two –Under trees near creek to Glacial View Campsite (77k/k, 25,565k/3,150ft)

Day one – Cochrane to Under trees near creek (64k, 25,488k/3,300ft)

(December 6 – written by “Just Dave”) Today was day one of our four-day “last stretch” of the Carretera Austral.  No issues.  The road surface was a bit bumpy but we are used to that.  Climbing today was not as bad as it was the last couple days so we didn’t arrive shattered for a … Continue reading Day one – Cochrane to Under trees near creek (64k, 25,488k/3,300ft)

Rio Baker ramble – Cerro Colors Camping to Cochrane (63k/k, 25,424k/3,750ft)

(December 4 – written by “Just Dave”) Today was a really hard day.  It wasn’t our longest riding day of the trip.  It wasn’t the most climbing we’ve done in a day.  The weather was generally fine to great.  We still had one of our lowest average speeds of the entire trip and we were … Continue reading Rio Baker ramble – Cerro Colors Camping to Cochrane (63k/k, 25,424k/3,750ft)

More blue skies (yeah!) – Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Cerro Colors Camping (54k/k, 25,361k/3,100ft)

(December 3 – written by Nancy – just plain ‘ole Nancy, as I don’t think it’s necessary to remind everyone I made the 10k mark first...) Today turned out to be a lovely day for a bike ride in Patagonia.  We actually both got hot riding under the intense sun – not sure I remember … Continue reading More blue skies (yeah!) – Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Cerro Colors Camping (54k/k, 25,361k/3,100ft)

Snow capped views continue – Doña Dora Campground to Rio Tranquilo (39k/25,306k, 1,760ft)

(December 1 – written by “10K Dave”) More blue, more smiles, another great day – life is good. We came over a pass yesterday and rode down a river to where we camped last night.  Today we continued down that river to Largo General Carrera.  I sort of assumed that today’s views would be more … Continue reading Snow capped views continue – Doña Dora Campground to Rio Tranquilo (39k/25,306k, 1,760ft)

Blew skies –Los Nires Campground to Doña Dora Campground (72k/25,267k, 2,450ft)

(November 30 – written by “10K Dave”) Today was a blue/blew day. Overnight the wind blew through our shelter with abandon.  We hunkered down in our tent, knowing we’d be riding straight into a gale come morning.  We woke however to brilliant blue skies.  It actually cleared overnight and we had great starry views in … Continue reading Blew skies –Los Nires Campground to Doña Dora Campground (72k/25,267k, 2,450ft)