Lima 3

Here’s what a Lima track looks like
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In the above track the only thing I’m doing illegally is driving south most of the way on a bus-only route. The biggest roads in Lima, in fact the only two major highways through, are both illegal for motos. I asked around about this and the reason is that it’s apparently considered dangerous. There are less motos in Lima than in any other Latin city I’ve been in, and this isn’t a close call, it’s by a mile.

So out of protest, here’s what an illegal road looks like, says Lucinda
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And here’s the other
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No one seemed to mind.

We went down to the metal shop that Ivan had so kindly found for me. It was in a dodgy area of town

Talking about dodgy, Lima is renowned for its pickpockets. I saw the below the other day. And another example of the colorful side of Lima is that you can’t just flag a cab. It is not uncommon for taxi drivers to rob you at gun-point. Ines wouldn’t let me get a cab back from Touratech. Same at the hotel, they say don’t do it. So I didn’t

Here’s the guy fitting a new plate

One of the rabid ghetto dogs tagged my brand new Heidenau front tire when I wasn’t looking

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