November 24, 2013 GMT
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left villa montes headed for santa cruz once there i was going to turn left towards cochabamba but a guy at the juction said the road was bad and i be better going through sant cruz to monttero then head west, in santa cruz i stoped to ask direction and a man in a 4x4 stoped and said he was from the moto club santa cruz and invited me to stay at there club house for a few days so i followed him to the club what a place landscaped gardens a bar and a pool so i put my tent up he said tomorrow thursday they were having a club night and a BQ and i was not to pay for any food or drink it was on them what a night great bunch of people the night went on till about 4 in the morning then i got some shut eye the next day hugo came to get me and took me across the city to get a new tyre for the bike and helped me fit it lovly people the best, on sat i set of for cochabamba the ist part of the ride flat and straight then i hit thge mountains lovly after about an houre there were loads of tucks and buses and cars stoped i road around them till the police stoped me there had been a land slide at the front of the que i was mobed by about 50 truck drivers and people of the buses asking me where i was from where i was going this went on for about 2 hours them the police let motor bikes through road for about 15 k then stoped again big land slide dozers were trying to clear the way once we got through it was mad due to the delay on the other side trucks had blocked all the road so you were riding right on the edge to get pased then, a brasilian biker loue on a gs stoped to talk to me and we decided to head for cochabama together found a hotel and went for a meal not much cop we both left most of it and 2 girls came up and said can we have it we said yes they got plastic bags out and collect it all. sunday on to la paz the ride over the serrania de sicasica was out of this world stuning at the top it was just under5000 meters then on to la paz hit the city just as a carnival was kicking off took 2 hours to find a hotel and i have a spliting head du to the altitude now resting up till tomorrow then go and have alook around

geoff ak the lost biker

Posted by Geoff Stacey at November 24, 2013 09:10 PM GMT
 


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