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Old 01-29-2014, 11:25 AM   #2191
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Looks like i will add a small bat to the tool list for SA.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:29 PM   #2192
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Looks like i will add a small bat to the tool list for SA.
.. anything to fight these aggressive little buggas back for fun, stones are everywhere and free
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:15 PM   #2193
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Concepcion To Cerro Azul

Sky to sand ... top of the world to sea level, a 4740 meter drop in a couple of hours.... so feeling the cold, been hailed and snowed on it was “half time change sides” and coastal we go.

I just felt like getting some sunburn and seeing if our camera was still playing up ... luckily it was. ... but then the focus played up

Heading through National Park Paisa Jistica we expected gravel of varying conditions ..... however no, totally tar and great condition, this was actually a bonus for us after bashing around on lumpy gravel so I took the advantage to have a restful ride and a wee snooze on the way... don’t tell Ellen.



Monster rock gardens



Awful valleys to look at



More pressure induced rock formations



Tomas, if we had known about it we would have left Concepcion later and stayed in Tomas, what a stunning wee town and very un-Peruvian being very clean.



As it was only mid morning we carried on with a healthy serving of canyons and rock gullies much to our surprise, we also thought we were on the wrong road as google maps show it as road 22 and Mrs.Garmin shows it as road 24 ... not sure who is wrong but we made it anyway.

Just after Tomas the wow was given to us again with a stunning lime rock canyon





As you can see it is skinny



Further down the valley the rock changes colour in the canyons



Our day was uneventful and pleasant until on a right hand blind corner we hit a moto head on, now we were hard to the right hand side like we always are on blind corner, the other moto was totally in our lane and totally on our side as well.

Not sure what he was thinking, if we were a typical Peruvian bus or truck that flies around corners without care they would have been dead.

No real damage to speak of other than the new gouges cover the old scratches, see were we are positioned, I had actually swung LEFT to avoid him but this was not entirely successful other than avoiding a harder impact.





He was very keen to pick up and get away, I think he thought he was in a pile of shit so wanted to get outa there asap.

Picking up Maya then his bike it was clear damage was minimal and no-one was hurt so all in all a successful crash if there is such an animal

Getting down in elevation the whole moonscape changes from lush mountain to arid desert



Making it out to the coast almost intact we headed north to Cerro Azul to the beach, nice place but spendie compared to the rest of Peru.

Sunsets are something we have had a shortfall of and we have been missing, with our timing right mum nature chucked us a beauty to watch for the evening, total change from the alps and a great contrast for us.



Rock bluffs with surfers



The sea about to put the sun out



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Old 01-30-2014, 04:48 PM   #2194
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Double freaking wow! The last set of pics are great but mitigating the impact was outstanding. Don't go busting up the bike now. Glad you both are ok.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:50 PM   #2195
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but damage was minor
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #2196
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Double freaking wow! The last set of pics are great but mitigating the impact was outstanding. Don't go busting up the bike now. Glad you both are ok.
THIS. I'm seriously glad that nobody was injured and that the bike wasn't broken. Good on ya!
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:27 PM   #2197
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Unbelievable RR - and in this last post some awesome bloody pics!!!!!

Keep safe and keep writing - I can dream through your words and photo's
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:48 PM   #2198
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THIS. I'm seriously glad that nobody was injured and that the bike wasn't broken. Good on ya!

phew!....me too glad to see everyone rode away from the crash.


amazing fortune!
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:19 PM   #2199
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You two have done a lot of miles, I'm wondering, if you have a GPS that will give you a daily average for your trip? And what is it?
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:30 AM   #2200
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Double freaking wow! The last set of pics are great but mitigating the impact was outstanding. Don't go busting up the bike now. Glad you both are ok.
Heya Mike

We had to step up the pics from those boring mountain ones

Maya is ok and will keep going no prob there
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:31 AM   #2201
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but damage was minor
Heya OldPete

Lucky, yeah lucky to all walk and ride away, some days you have good fortune, that day was one of them
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THIS. I'm seriously glad that nobody was injured and that the bike wasn't broken. Good on ya!
Heya Trane, yeah too closer call really, unfortunately these guys in Peru have a very different view and the road rules are because I am white it WILL be my fault (because we are white thus rich thus WILL pay) even tho the photos show where it happened
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Unbelievable RR - and in this last post some awesome bloody pics!!!!!

Keep safe and keep writing - I can dream through your words and photo's
Heya x-box, you are welcome man and glad you are enjoying it
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phew!....me too glad to see everyone rode away from the crash.


amazing fortune!
Heya Joel

Yeah some days you gotta realize a helping hand was there even if it seems like a shit sandwich at the time

....don't want too many of these tho
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You two have done a lot of miles, I'm wondering, if you have a GPS that will give you a daily average for your trip? And what is it?
Heya Greg

So I did some quick figures

As at today we have done a little over 70000 km from Alaska

As at today we have been on the road for 699.8 days.

So evens out at 70000 km / 700 days = 100 km per day average, easy calc with your timing of your question

Some days we park up and stick around for 3, 4 , 5 days, some days we do 300 km which is a huge day here.

Hope this helps.
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