Author name: ColdGecko

Beast of Burden

Feature Image is of some donkeys carrying up gas cylinders of kerosene — super heavy stuff.  Just one of the different means to transport goods up into the mountain world of the Himalayas.  The others?  Mostly Yak and Human beast of burden. Today we are ending our day in Pangbuche, a town of 106 families …

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Alone

Feature image is of my lovely bike parked on the side on an aggressive gravel road on Route 7 (Carretera Austral) in Chile, Patagonia. Riding Day:  Esquel, Argentina — Puyuhuapi, Chile (265 km) — 8 hours — Border Crossing Well, today was different and while we are nearing the end of this adventure, I feel …

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47F to 87F in One Day

Feature image is of my bike high up today at over 16,000 feet up in the Peruvian Andes — called the Pastoruri Glacial Mountain Pass.  Incredible vistas of the Andes where other glaciers are over 19,000 feet. Video:  https://youtu.be/zKs_CdZUEws Video-2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jYkGEqO408&feature=youtu.be Riding Day:  Huaraz — Barranca (255 km Plus a Bonus 60 km of Hell) — 8 …

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