. It’s a charity fundraiser where folks roll, stroll and splash across the islands. Bermuda End to End
I was coaching.
The next day I rented a bike ($40) and rode St. Georges to Dockyard and back to St. Georges. That was 9:45am to 7:00pm.
Unfortunately I crashed jumping a curb coming into St. Georges.
Scrapes on ankle, hip, elbow and face.
It’s been some years since I was last injured on a bike.
Always a rush.
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During my two months in Patagonia 2018 I did a fair bit of
research on a future cycle hiking trip.
bike? ( Surly Long Haul Trucker with 40mm tires is popular)
buy, rent or bring a bike with me from Canada? exact
route? (north to south via Chiloe sounds best to me)
I’d camp and
hike en route.
The Carretera is far more
popular now than when I did it in 2004 by bus / hitchhiking.
runs about 1,240 kilometers (770 mi) from Carretera Austral Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins through (sparsely populated) rural Patagonia. …
This area is characterized by thick
forests, fjords, glaciers, canals and steep mountains. …
Among the world’s finest road trips, the Carretera Austral – or “Southern Highway” – is a 1240km route through
Chile that’s mostly unpaved. Winding through millennia-old forests, it visits dusty Andean hamlets and turquoise rivers spawned from landlocked glaciers. …
Cyclists should have the skills and materials to repair their own gear, and should plan on taking a solid month for the entire endeavor. According to Italian cyclist Tomas Balzk, the hardest part was not pedaling the terrain, but ingesting enough calories. …
Last couple of days I spent on the coast in
Vina del Mar / Valparaiso. Tourists love this colourful town.
I’d love to get to
Easter Island one day.
And I’m already planning a future trip. Bike touring north to south on the
rented a bike and rode out of Ancud, Chile in search of the best empanada.
Screen shot from Maps.me
boring empanadas cost $1. This EXCELLENT version was $5.
Since I’m carrying a dedicated camera (Elf) and dedicated camcorder (Vixia) I don’t often use my iPhone X.
As an experiment,
all my photos on this post are from the iPhone.
On my computer the iPhone original photos look better than the Elf pics. But do they look better once reduced in size for the web?
I’m not sure.
In most Spanish speaking nations I would call this a
. A stone-built embankment or malecón esplanade along a waterfront.
is the Rambla of Montevideo avenue that goes all along the coastline of Montevideo, Uruguay …
… over 13.7 uninterrupted miles (22.2 km) …
Tourists in Montevideo see the sights by
walking, running or cycling. Cycling is best. There’s much to see along the Rambla.
I rented a cheap bike from the hostel one day. Two hours out I got a flat. One hour 20 minutes
Another day I rented a GOOD bike from the leading rental company. $10 / 4 hours. No flat.
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Goodbye winter. Average temperature in
in January is Mendoza, Argentina 26°C ( 79°F).
Did I hear something about Malbec?
I fly to Santiago today. Looking for the best
hiking and cycling I can find.
Coddiwomple (v.): to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination