Originally Posted by poolman
This sounds like an awesome trip! Riding through the Peruvian Andes and making your way to Machu Picchu by motorcycle will leave a life-long impression. Ride safe, and post lots of pictures.
As to your equipment, I used a Camelback and was very glad I did. Unlike Costa Rica, the tap water in much of Peru can make you very sick. You can fill your Camelback with bottled water, or sanirize tap (or stream) water with a Steripen UV light to ensure a supply of safe drinking water.
That sounds interesting.. I have been thinking about the camelback, I wasn't sure if it is worth it to buy one. One of the reasons is because my HiV jacket is quite hot, so I am not sure I want to use a backpack that make me feel even more hot. But, now reading your comment makes me think that maybe I should give it a chance...
I promise to post lots pictures!!!