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4790 miles Cusco, by plane. 2 weeks relaxing before heading home on the 11th November. 25/10/2003 11:00:00
4790 miles Lima, 49 miles, 4 hrs 13 mins, Avg 11.6 mph. THE END! 22/10/2003 15:00:00
4741 miles Chancay, 74 miles, 6 hrs 52 mins, Avg 10.7 mph. Hilly and windy until Lima 21/10/2003 17:00:00
4667 miles Barranca, 139 miles, 9 hrs 9 mins, Avg 15.1mph. A 1000m climb followed by a 4000m descent gave us our furthest, fastest, latest and longest day yet. 20/10/2003 21:30:00
4528 miles Huaraz, several days trekking 17/10/2003
4528 miles Huaraz, 37 miles, 4 hrs 58 mins, Avg 7.5mph. The first 3 hours climbing up to 4255m and then a 1.5 hour decent to 3300m 16/10/2003 14:00:00
4506 miles Kristian. Front wheel puncture 16/10/2003 11:00:00
4496 miles Nick. Rear wheel puncture after adjusting the direction of travel of the tyre 16/10/2003 08:40:00
4496 miles Kristian. Rear wheel puncture 16/10/2003 08:30:00
4491 miles Jirac, 33 miles, 6 hrs 20 mins, Avg 5.2mph. The entire day was spent climbing on a dirt track, a 2700m climb. Only small a few small mountain villages. 15/10/2003 17:00:00
4458 miles Kristian front wheel puncture 15/10/2003 07:30:00
4458 miles Yautan, 64 miles, 6 hrs 8 mins, Avg 10.5mph. Last 2 hours climbing east into the Andes. 14/10/2003 17:00:00
4394 miles Chimbote, 64 miles, 6 hrs 58 mins, Avg 12.1mph 13/10/2003
4310 miles Trujillo, 71 miles, 6 hrs 12 mins, Avg 11.4mph. Long straight roads through a barren dirty deserts 12/10/2003 17:00:00
4239 miles Pascamayo, 67 miles, 6 hrs 7 mins, Avg 11mph. Very strong head winds until we head east towards Huraz. 11/10/2003 17:00:00
4172 miles Chiclayo, 69 miles, 5 hrs 41 mins, Avg 12.1mph. Strong head winds 09/10/2003 16:00:00
4103 miles Olmos, 81 miles, 6 hrs 10 mins, Avg 13.1mph 08/10/2003 18:00:00
4022 miles Kristian front wheel puncture 08/10/2003 08:00:00
4022 miles Chulucanas, 83 miles, 6 hrs 46 mins, Avg 12.2mph 07/10/2003 18:00:00
3942 miles Crossed the border into PERU 07/10/2003 09:30:00
3939 miles Macara, 58 miles, 5 hrs 17 mins, Avg 11mph. The descending out of the Andes, still plenty of climbs though! 06/10/2003 16:00:00
3881 miles Loja to Catacocha, 63 miles, 5 hrs 4 mins, Avg 10.9mph 05/10/2003 17:00:00
3818 miles Vilcabama, two days off 03/10/2003
3818 miles Loja, 70 miles, 7 hrs 50 mins, 9 mph 02/10/2003 18:00:00
3748 miles Ona, 70 miles, 6 hrs 31 mins, Avg 10.7mph 01/10/2003 17:00:00
3678 miles Cuenca, 48 miles, 4 hrs 43 mins, Avg 10 mph. The roads are hardly ever flat. We are cycling between 2000m and 3500m. At least one 1000 metre every day! 29/09/2003
3646 miles Broken spoke on Kristians rear wheel drive side. Needed tyre changing equipment, chain whip, free wheel removal nut 29/09/2003 11:00:00
3630 miles Tamba, 63 miles, 7hrs 31 mins, Avg 8.4mph 28/09/2003
3567 miles Alausi, 61 miles, 5 hrs 31 mins, Avg 11mph 27/09/2003
3506 miles Riobamba, 38 miles, 5 hrs 1 min, Avg 7.5mph. Cycling on a closed road, much of it covered in volcanic ash. Some parts washed away by lava flows. No cars but hard work. 1000m up. 26/09/2003
Peru, Lima Hostal de las Artes. $22 for twin with good hot shower. Seems to be a gay hotel! 22/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Chancay Hotel Presidente. $12 for twin with cable and cold water. Hot water was promised! 21/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Barranca Hotel Chavin. $18 for twin with hot water and cable 20/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Huaraz Hotel Pariso. $12 for twin with cable TV and hot water 16/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Jirac Village Ministry of Health building. The locals offered us space on the floor for free. On leaving we gave them some rice. Outside bathroom. 15/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Yautan One of two similar hostals. $4 for twin, no fan, outside bathroom. We were later told the locals only pay $3! 14/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Chimbote Hostal Persia. $12 for twin with local TV and hot water 13/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Trujillo Hotel Continental. $18 for twin with local TV and hot water 12/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Pascamayo Hotel Pa... $21 for a twin in a swanky beachfront hotel. Hot water, cable TV and breakfast. 11/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Chiclayo Hotel Real. $8 for twin with good hot shower and fan. 09/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Olmos Hotel F... $11 for cool twin with cable TV and hot shower. The owner's a good cook. 08/10/2003 23:00:00
Peru, Chulucanas Hotel Solar. $9 for twin with cold shower. No fan, but not to hot. Half built hotel! 07/10/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Macara Hotel Santigyn. $14 for twin with shower, cable TV and breakfast in bed! 06/10/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Catacocha Hotel Tambacocha. $14 for a twin with hot shower and local TV 05/10/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Vilcabamba Madre Tierra. $12 each for twin with good hot shower. Excellent dinner and breakfast. Jacuzi, small pool, bar, activities and for a little extra cost beauty and health treatments. A great place to recouperate. 03/10/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Loja Hotel Paris. $16 for twin with barely hot water and cable TV. 02/10/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Ona Pension Ona. $4 for an extremely basic shabby twin. Smelly ouside sink running into toilet waste without U bend. Doesn't open till 8pm. 01/10/2003 11:00:00
Ecuador, Cuenca Hotel Milan. $12 for twin with hot excellent showers. Includes breakfast. 29/09/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Tamba Cuna Del Sol. $15 each a room each and dinner. Hot water, TV. New complex with in door heated pool. 28/09/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Alausi Hotel Americano. $14 for twin with hot water. 27/09/2003 23:00:00
Ecuador, Riobamba Hotel Los Shyris. $14 for twin with hot water, cheap internet and TV. 26/09/2003 23:00:00