December 08, 2013 GMT
cusco to lima

left cusco late monday morning took about an hour to get out left with martin a german biker who has been on the road for 3 years good afternoon ride then we started climbing into the moutians great roads but about 4 oclock the weather started to close in 1st thunder and lighting then hail then snow at about 4800meters
we had to find shelter in a mountian village the place we stayed ,if i had adog i would not let it stay there it was that bad , the next day still more snow as we headed on up to over 5000meter i was geting altitude sickness again, by lunch time we were down of the mountians into nasca realy hot pushed on to chincha alta what a mad house trying to find a hostal i had a punture in the middle of the city but found a hotel close by fixed the punture the next day and headed for lima once on the highway about100k from lima martin had a rear tyre blow out i thought he saved it
but it chucked him off in the middle of the road once we picked him and his bike up he was ok he got straight to it took the wheel out fitted a new tube and we were on our way in the hour lima dont talk about traffic till you been hear its nuts they are trying to kill you worest than lapaz a bus hit martin but he stayed on then one pushed me into a car i got off and was goiung to fill the bus driver in he just shurged
and drove off i am hear till monday or tueday as i have to get some parts to do a service on the bike the bmw dealer will let me know monday if he has them in stock
also had to buy a new garmin gps as my one no longer works i went to 4 places that garmin listed on there web site as selling them but they no longer existed i then found a radio shack that had one in stock , thats all for now

Posted by Geoff Stacey at December 08, 2013 04:59 PM GMT
 


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