Somehow Brazil became a target for the last week of the trip. All that stood in the way was Uruguay and +/- 1500kms of tarmac to hit Brazil and back before the plane out of Buenos Aires. Heat, hospitality and fast tarmac - the coast was pretty flat, but some impressive weather systems inland on the way.
Pulling into Montevideo, I’d just missed a 150kmh storm that ripped through 2 hours earlier. Smashed glass from office block windows covering a street, trees down blocking major roads, thunder and lightning still
Infinity dirt road tree tunnels, the Uruguayan way. In the first 3000km, I had only done the most direct routes. So for the first time, I chose the
So, the final stats came to 3500km in 21 riding days; averaging about 160km/day over 4 countries and more terrain and experiences than I ever thought possible. To anyone with any doubt about riding in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay or Brazil then pack those hesitations away; they make for a cycling odyssey to remember. Book flights now, and the adventure will follow.
The Clothing Essentials
The Huez gear came through and didn’t give up once. Performed admirably - multiple consecutive days in the saddle of hard riding. Light enough to breathe well and dry out overnight with each wash, but hardy and bulletproof enough to weather gravel, dirt, heat, snow and everything else we could throw at it. Still going strong 5 months later and not showing much sign of letting up.
When Lorenzo said, "try the climbing top" I first
Kit geek alert - without sounding too much like Julie Andrews, these are a few of my
@lmlightlifeVis 360+ Helmet Lighting system. Has seen me through, a tonne of times. Bright with great battery life.
Sitting on the Kask Protone by @attacuscc.
USB cabled 3k
Anker USB smart mains charger - charges stuff, done.
@GarminEdge 1000 – a genius piece of kit.
@FabriccyclingUSB30 rear light – a long battery life, and motion sensing.
@GoProSession – the best GoPro by far.
@ultimateearsRoll BT Speaker – I have tried many; this is an outright winner.
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