Category Archives: Rides

Panamerican Bridges

In going through my photos I realized I had cycled across hundreds of bridges along the Panamerican Highway. Some small and seemingly insignificant, some majestic and famous. All of them helping to make the journey easier and often offering great … Continue reading

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Canyon del Pato and Northern Peru

After the 10 days of climbing in the Cordillera Blanca and 1 rest day in Huaraz I continued cycling North towards Ecuador. I followed the Rio Santa valley down from Huaraz to Yungay and beyond. This valley offers spectacular views … Continue reading

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Peru – Cusco, Lima, Huaraz

After riding North from La Paz along Lake Titicaca for 7 days I reached Cusco. Riding along the altiplano from Puno, over the 4338m high Abra La Raya, and then descending into the river valley down towards Urcos (3100m) and … Continue reading

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Lake Titicaca

There were two main reasons why I wanted to ride through Bolivia: The Salar de Uyuni and Lake Titicaca. Both landscapes were very beautiful and cycling there was highly impressive. After a few rest days in La Paz and the … Continue reading

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Immersion versus Insulation

Much progress in civilization has come from more insulation from and control over the vagaries of our environment: A roof over our head, an enclosed steel box transporting us from A to B, an air-conditioned and artificially lighted living space, … Continue reading

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