The White Devil
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May 12 & 13, 2017

Time to ride some downhills!


What happened…

Andrew writes: Finally, some downhill today, yay! Except that because of the crap road conditions, it would’ve been faster to walk. My point was proven when a couple of school kids beat me to the bottom of the first descent past Cacachi this morning. Speaking of Cacachi, I was hoping to get a decent cell connection so that I could teach English to one of my Chinese students, but it wasn’t meant to be. I had hoped to be able to earn some extra income online because Peru actually has a pretty good mobile network, but I don’t think it’s going to work out. Maybe if I was in a city?

So then we got to Cajabamba and it was nice to have a hot shower, and a comfortable bed to sleep in. Cajabamba seems OK. We’ll have to see what tomorrow brings, as we’re going to take a day off.


Amanda writes: Today’s ride included some awesome downhill and then some paved road. We were looking forward to arriving in a town with a shower after a couple of days out there in the wild. As we closed in on the town it was great to see some more people out and about. We also walked on the Inca Trail today. In reality we just parked our bikes near the sign that said Inca Trail and then walked on it … just so we could say we did. It criss crossed the road a couple of times. We managed to come into town and find a hotel easily. After our first night we decided to take a rest day and moved to a more comfortable hotel. On our rest day I was able to do some laundry and we went to the market to stock up on some food and see the sights. It was a pretty nice town to take a rest in.


Today’s Photographs

The White Devil
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