Chile
How to ride a bicycle, part two

How to ride a bicycle, part two

(For part one, click here.) from Abra Pampa, JY, Argentina
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...
Here's that rainy day

Here’s that rainy day

After threatening for a few days, the thick clouds above the tourist honeypot of Cafayate broke on the second night of the year, soaking a town that spends much of January braced for the worst. Both the main roads north from Cafayate run through valleys; when heavy rain hits the hills and mountains on either...
Snaps - December 2013

Snaps – December 2013

Allow us to ease you gently into the new year with our monthly selection of clumsy holiday snaps and mirthless captions. For past months, click here, and click here to visit our Flickr page (which we’ll be updating just as soon as we get a decent Wi-Fi connection).     Gaby said hello to us on...
In Santiago

In Santiago

We’ve always been a little dismissive of initiatives that temporarily close city streets to motor traffic. Most of those we’ve seen seem to be unsatisfactory and slightly ill-considered, their limited scope offering little in the way of encouragement to novices who may be interested in riding on a regular basis. London’s annual Sky Ride, for...
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...