July 14, 2004 GMT
Viva South America

After 7 long winter months teaching back in the UK at last I am can start the second part of the adventure. Bring it on!!


Besse getting felt up, all for $5!

Posted by Peter Slarke at 10:16 PM GMT | Comments (12)
August 20, 2004 GMT
The Great Escape

It may look easy to get out of Ecuador but that just aint the case for us. Dont know who to blame it on but someone didn't want us to leave Quito, let alone Ecuador. Go on click on more to see how we did it, you know you want to.............


What you looking at you bald git!!!

Posted by Peter Slarke at 05:18 PM GMT | Comments (0)
October 13, 2004 GMT
Lima to La Paz

On the bikes at 5am on a drizling Lima morning and we finally escaped the the city without drama, headed for our desert oasis 200kms down the road.

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I found a new friend at Machu Picchu!

Posted by Peter Slarke at 01:32 AM GMT | Comments (0)
November 14, 2004 GMT
Bolivia El Mejor

The worlds most dangerous road!!! Naarrrr the M1 is more dangerous on friday rush hour.
We survived it but we didnít get the t-shirt, (you have to do it on mountain bike to get one of those.) There is no doubt though that itís a pretty spectacular road , 70km of single track road that hugs the mountainside from 4200m to 1200m, giving way to 200m drops to the jungle floor below.


Easy, just dont ride off the edge!

Posted by Peter Slarke at 05:03 PM GMT | Comments (0)
January 12, 2005 GMT
Asado Enduro

We were warned about the endless straight roads, we were told horror stories about the fierce winds but what we were not told was how many asados (bbqs) we would have to eat and how all those fantastic steaks would convert to fat so quickly.


Catching up on 22 years of vegitarianism

Posted by Peter Slarke at 06:00 PM GMT | Comments (0)

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