Into Peru: Bring on the Big Stuff

Into Peru: Bring on the Big Stuff September 3, 2014
· by theridesouth · in Peru. ·
“Prior to setting off from the UK, during the dreaming phase of the trip, it was Peru, more than any other country, that most occupied my wandering thoughts. Its snowy mountain peaks formed the backdrop to my virtual 80’s type montages……

THE RIDE SOUTH

Prior to setting off from the UK, during the dreaming phase of the trip, it was Peru, more than any other country, that most occupied my wandering thoughts. Its snowy mountain peaks formed the backdrop to my virtual 80’s type montages, generally featuring myself triumphantly cresting a lofty Andean pass, whilst pulling a wheelie and punching the air like a hero (all to a soundtrack of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ or something equally fitting). My performance on my first Peruvian mountain pass wasn’t quite montage material as I’ll go on to explain, but I’m nevertheless pretty stoked to finally be here and heading in the direction of the big stuff…

Emerging from the muddy tracks of the Ecuadorian jungle, the smooth rolling tarmac that greeted us across the border was a welcome sensation and just what we needed given the tight timeframe for our next leg. The plan was to make…

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