Cycling in support of Limbs For Life

Cycling in support of Limbs For Life
Cycling in support of Limbs For Life

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CA, BD & NF

 CA: Carretera Austral
 BD: Birthday
 NF: Nacho Feast



There are just no reasons to upgrade some technology, ie: gate hinges 

Old school graffiti 

The scenery has not been to hard on the eyes lately

The Carretera Austral is one of the worlds most trafficked routes for traveling cyclist. I now know why.

Classic Bikeshacking

A little dry river riding? Sure...




The last ferry of the year from Villa O·higgins

Fall is in the air


 The route from Lago O·higgins ferry to the border. A section many heavily loaded cycle tourist dread.  


I bypassed a the second ferry across Lago del Desierto by taking this beautiful hike a bike


I think fairies, unicorns and trolls migrated to the rest of the world from Patagonia


A bit of beach riding? Ok


Most of this trail was no place for wheels, but some sections were pure magic






In El Chalten there is an amazing little gem of a woman named Florence. She has opened her home to the hoards of passing cyclist.  Her kindness is just unbelievable. Hundreds of crusty bikers pass through every year. She helps set up your tent, cooks you breakfast and waves off your thank yous with a smile.


It can seem much like a base camp for most the year. This was the scene on my birthday. Mate for most, coffee for me.

 "I don't have a beard, I just haven't shaved yet"

The scene at the Nacho table. It was a revolving crowd of- 2 Italians, 3 Germans, 2 Polish, 2 Canadians, 2 Americans, 1 Welsh and about 5 Argentinians 


My birthday nacho dream in full affect!  I Thank everyone for helping to make it happen! Really, Thank you all!  My belt is cinched pretty tight these days. Splashing out on a big meal for friends and I would have blown my budget to pieces.  To have so many new friends there to sing happy birthday and pat me on the back was just awesome... tear  inducing. As much as I love storming mountain passes and roaming the less populated earth, times like your birthday are best not spent alone.
Even desert!


It was a great birthday but soon it was time to get back to business!

ditch camping

The infamous Pink House. A known refuge for cyclist. 


Stop in and sign the wall

Friday, April 4, 2014

The great Nacho Campaign






  For the days surrounding my Birthday. I have changed the blog donation button into the Birthday button. A.K.A. Nacho Button! 

 Its my Birthday in a few days and I've been dreaming of a Nacho Feast! (My Favorite food on the planet). I'm on  a slim travelers budget after more than a year of riding. So I'm looking to friends and family to help me in financing this amazing occasion.



  I'm launching the Nacho Campaign! A Birthday feast kickstarter. With a series of micro donations you can help make this a dream a reality! I don't know what other people think about 23 hours a day? I think about food. Most of all Nachos.  




You might say eff that? Its yer Birthday, I wanna buy you a beer. You can do that too! All with the same contribution to this cause. I'll be of coarse dragging in as many travelers and bicycle nomads as I can find to partake in these happs. Who wouldn't be into some guy who looks like a shipwreck victim trying to feed them nachos and a cold beer?




                                      



             

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Corresponding imagery to a roving and dirtstruck cyclist...


This is how you know you have made it to Patagonia

Monkey Puzzle trees

A gateway to giddy splendor


Walking on the surface of the moon


A quiet and windless spot for a cup

Get it where you can. Windless sleeping

Fetchaholic

More expensive than the other brands and not compatible with other pasta










Bikeshacking

Railcart across the marsh


yet another crossing

My first run in with the infamous Austral

more Bikeshacking
and more shutter speed play


Roadside dulce de leche y manzana... mmm

I don't think I'm the first to partake of these free accommodations 




The feast! Casa de ciclista in Villa Maniguales. I got there and it was empty. I was bummed, I was really looking forward to some company and interaction after weeks riding dirt hyways alone. But slowly the cyclist rolled in and we had a great dinner. 

To bad Mike was going the other way. A cool dude and a fellow bikepacker

I first met Simon and Olivia back up in Lapaz. By completely different routes we bumped into each other again here in Southern Chile.


Fresh snow in the hills. Proof that winter is coming on fast at the bottom of the world. Gotta get scootin.