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Old 10-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #3751
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #3752
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You may not know it but it brightens my day everytime I see a new update from you, so Thank you.
Thanks for the kind comments. I really have come to enjoy the interaction and sharing this trip with others. The Updates are just part of my daily life!


What is great is that so many have enjoyed the ride with me!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #3753
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(there's a reason why she is our official photographer).

It was really great getting to know you over these few days. Enjoy your next segment of your ride, and hope to catch you somewhere down the road again...

Mike & Jill



(PS - for those who want to keep their internetting within the confines of the asylum, our Ride Report has most of the info on our blog - Travelin' Light Ride Report)
Thanks for taking the great photos! I will be riding to Puno and into Bolivia on Saturday..... Will send you a PM.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #3754
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So after a great day in MP, we headed back to Aguas to spend the night. We had hiked all day and needed the rest!! The next morning we walked back out along the train tracks to Santa Teresa, picked up our bikes and rode to Ollantaytambo!

Back out the dirt road to Santa Maria....



Fun ride. But it was a hot day....



Mike and Jill enjoying some of my dust



In Santa Maria, at this green building is where you turn a hard left out to Santa Teresa!



We rode back up the mountain pass .... Great day clear almost all the way to the top!!





Just another reminder. There are many spillways across the road, some with water some without. Some are really slippery ...



Here I am going through one. Picture thanks to Jill

Our timing was good as we could see the rain coming in behind us!!



We stopped for a snack, and to put a layer on.... We are climbing now!



Glimpses of the mountains and glaciers in front of me.



The Top as a good elevation!!



Then down the hill into Ollantaytambo



What a great road!!



Then into Ollantaytambo. Busy with tourists and selling things!



We got into busy town and notice Mike is parking under the No Parking sign

Jill had a great smile, but lots of my dust on her face!



We stayed a few blocks from town square. Fortunately Mike and Jill are good shoppers and bargainers got a room for 60 Soles for 3.



Then a really great walk about town. It is a cool little town which was great for an evening!



Mike decided he needed to borrow a cart to drive us to dinner and back



Over a stone wall, life goes on. Laundry hanging...



Cool doorways



Mike fooling around with the sign......



and we continued our walk.



Ran into a family from California that had been staying in Cusco while I was there, and they gave us a great restaurant recommendation.



Another great day on the road!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #3755
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Seeing you in MP made me tear up! I am so happy for you Mark.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #3756
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Benjo ditch? Did you take a wrong turn, and end up in Yokosuka?
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #3757
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OOPS I forgot a few photos.



Awesome Rainbow!!



and a Llama in the mist :0

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #3758
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and a Llama in the mist :0

Just keep some distance from these guys, they like to spit as a defense mechanize and can reach a pretty good distance.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #3759
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Thanks for the "AWESOME" ride.
Your pictures reminded Debbie and I of our tour around Peru.
The food was great along the coast.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #3760
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Been along for the whole ride, it has been amazing with just the pictures and the info you have shared. Oh to be there has to be one step short of Heaven. Man thanks for taking all the time to share so much with us. I will be with you for the rest of the ride, even if it is only in the morning and evenng right here on ADV.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:57 AM   #3761
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Ollantaytambo ruins then back to Cusco

Ollantaytambo is a cool town with Inca ruins. I was up early since I bought the 10 day tourist ticket that includes this site. Walked through the market and sat and had a coffee while I waited for the 7 am opening.



At 7 I walked over and the ticket office was not open, but one of the guys asked if I had a ticket, I showed him and he waved my in! Had the entire place to myself!!



I headed right to the top!



This set of ruins is know for it's huge stones near the top. They were 10-12 feet square and 4-5 thick notched together.... Impressive!









including some carved water features.



Looking back to the town.





I spent an hour walking about all alone in the ruins! It was great. Then back into town to have breakfast and meet up with Mike and Jill.

Lots of local Color in town.



I typically do not buy stuff on the road.... But this little statue guy caught my eye.....



We headed out of town toward Pisac.



Since I got the little man with Llama teeth..... I decided to mount it on the new souvenir .



Mounted it on bike.



Had more fun riding with Mike and Jill.



overlooking Pisac ruins.





We said our goodbyes in Pisac.... Ride safe you two!




I road back to Cusco to pick up some gear that I left. Always fun meeting and riding with others on the road!
Mike and Jill were great to travel with for sure!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:49 AM   #3762
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awesome Mark, always wanted to see MP, who knows maybe it'll be in my near future. Cheers!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #3763
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More Sweet Pics!

Stunning photos Mark! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #3764
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:56 PM   #3765
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Another amazing stop on your trip. Thanks for taking us along.
I like the addition on the fairing. He'll keep you company.
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