April 28, 2006 GMT
Leaving on a jet plane, not sure when we'll be back again
Having spent many a day at Dakar Moto HQ, thought it might be time for a quick update.
As you'll remember from way back when, last year in fact....though only 5 months ago really, Sandra & Javier run a motorcycle repair shop with facilities for traveling bikers to stay.
Posted by Simon McCarthy at 09:00 PM
April 08, 2006 GMT
31st Mar 2006 - Closing the Circle
Tucuman - Santiago del Estero
Nipped out from the Petite for our breakfast round the corner in the 'locals' cafe. Great value if not exactly a Full English. At least we're onto decent coffee, and now without the heavy chlorinated water of some of the places. With fresh orange juice (so that means twice as much for me), a couple of croissants - called media lunes (sp) here, which is nicer as 'half moon', and some brown toast with a weird cream and fruit compote all for 8 pesos, about £1.60 for both of us, you can't go wrong.
Posted by Simon McCarthy at 08:56 AM
April 02, 2006 GMT
30th Mar 2006 - Tucuman
After a quick breakfast round the corner we set about taking the panniers off so we could get to the sub-frame, only takes 35 minutes even with them full, so not a bad length of time for 'fixed' panniers should you want to remove them for off roading etc (we never get the choice on this trip).
Stripping down the bike to get the sub-frame off for welding
Posted by Simon McCarthy at 10:33 PM
28th Mar 2006 - Cafayate
A rest day then a cracking (!) ride
Posted by Simon McCarthy at 10:32 PM
23rd Mar 2006 - San Pedro de Atacama
A return to Argentina, the worst road of the trip, the first spill, and meeting old friends
Well for the author this was a distinct no day, Bev was able to operate uninterrupted fortunately and look after me !
I was still under the spell of my fine Peruvian guest stomach bug and distinctly under the weather (which was glorious from daybreak onwards as ever in San Ped).
Posted by Simon McCarthy at 10:29 PM