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Month 11

Month 11

10 May – 9 June 2014 Countries Peru & Ecuador (total 8) Distance 1,608.68km (total 12,502.77km) Climb 22,730m (total 105,929m; Will commemorated the 100,000m landmark on a traffic pole using a Sharpie; pictured above) Longest day 138.12km, Chuquicara to Trujillo in Peru (longest so far: 160.11km) Top speed 64.1kmh (fastest so far: 66kmh) Punctures 2...
Parish notices, May 2014

Parish notices, May 2014

Throughout this trip, we’ve been tracking our daily distance and elevation gain. Now, we’ve finally got round to posting the data on this site. To put it mildly, it’ll be of scant interest to the majority of our readers, which is to say those of you not currently touring or planning a tour through Latin...
Month 10

Month 10

10 April – 9 May 2014 Countries Peru (total 7) Distance 1,168.81km (total 10,894.09km) Climb 13,816m (total 83,199m) Longest day 119.91km, Cerro de Pasco to Huánuco in Peru (longest so far: 160.11km) Climbiest day 2,124m, Huánuco to Chavinillo via Punta Unión in Peru Top speed 64.4kmh (fastest so far: 66kmh) Punctures 1 (total 18; Will...
Round numbers

Round numbers

One of the curious things about embarking on an epic trip like this is that only before you’ve embarked on it, and presumably after you’ve returned from it, does it feel epic. When you’re in the middle of it, as we are, it’s surprisingly easy to lose sight of its scale. The old football manager...
Month 9

Month 9

10 March – 9 April 2014 Countries Bolivia & Peru (total 7) Distance 828.12km (total 9,725.28km) Climb 5,448m (total 69,383m) Longest day 138.77km, Sicuani to Cusco in Peru (longest so far: 160.11km) Top speed 66kmh Punctures 1 (total 17; Will leads 12-5) Touring cyclists encountered 5 (total 41) Boats 4 (total 25) Planes 1 (total...
Month 8

Month 8

10 February – 9 March 2014 Countries Chile & Peru (total 7) Distance 765.64km (total 8,897.16km) Climb 9,092m (total 63,935m) Longest day 129.45km, Huara to Cuya in Chile (longest so far: 160.11km) Top speed 61.3kmh (fastest so far: 62kmh) Punctures Amazingly, none (total 16; Will leads 11-5) Dog bites 1 (and we hope this is...
Month 7

Month 7

10 January – 9 February 2014 Countries Argentina, Bolivia (on foot) & Chile (total 6) Distance 1,565.9km (total 8,131.52km) Climb 14,168m (total 54,843m) Longest day 160.11km, La Quiaca to Humahuaca in Argentina (our first 100-mile day on this trip, though it took a couple of unnecessary spins around the block at the Humahuaca end to...
Month 6

Month 6

10 December 2013 – 9 January 2014 Countries Argentina & Chile (total 5) Distance 1,450.04km (total 6,565.62km) Climb 7,677m (total 40,675m) Longest day 123.95km, Chilecito to Salicas in Argentina (longest so far: 142.26km) Top speed 60.6kmh (fastest so far: 62kmh) Punctures 4 (total 15; Will leads 11-4) Falls 1 (Will, who came a cropper in...
Month 5

Month 5

10 November – 9 December 2013 Countries Argentina & Chile (total 5) Distance 1,417.88km (total 5,115.58km) Climb 3,666m (total 32,998m) Longest day 142.26km, Rosario to Marcos Juárez in Argentina Top speed 47.2kmh (fastest so far: 62kmh) Punctures 1 (total 11; Will leads 8-3) Boats 0 (total 20) Planes 1 (total 2) Appearances on local TV and...
Month 4

Month 4

10 October – 9 November 2013 Countries Uruguay & Argentina (total 4) Distance 247.71km (total 3,697.70km) Climb 870m (total 29,332m) Longest day 55km, pootling about in Buenos Aires (longest so far: 139.04km) Top speed 44.2kmh (62kmh) Punctures 1 (total 10; Will leads 8-2) Boats 3 (total 20) Planes 1 Steaks We’ve lost count Hours of Spanish...
Month 3

Month 3

10 September – 9 October 2013 Countries Brazil & Uruguay (total 4) Distance 1,510.87km (total 3,449.99km) Climb 9,403m (total 28,462m) Longest day 139.04km, Pelotas to Jaguarão in Brazil Top speed 57kmh (fastest so far: 62kmh) Punctures 4 (total 9; Will leads 7-2) Broken spokes 1 (total 2) Boats taken 1 (total 17) Horses ridden 1 each...
Month 2

Month 2

10 August – 9 September 2013 Countries 3 (Brazil, Argentina & Paraguay) Distance 1,346.93km (total 1,939.12km) Climb 13,533m (total 19,059m) Longest day 132.48km, Bairro Itapocu to São José in Brazil Top speed 62kmh Punctures 4 (total 5; Will leads 3-2) Broken spokes 1 (Will) Boats taken 9 (total 16) Horses ridden 1 each Dead snakes found...