Why did we include that? Well, when we wandered out onto the street this morning, there was a Google street-view car. Here? Incredible. Most riders even go down south a different way. And, no surprise: a guy was sawing his damaged fender off the front with a hacksaw. I spoke to the driver for a few minutes. He wasn’t in a good mood
The road out of Chalten was paved for 5K. I’m told one day the whole route will be paved, that they’re doing it in sections starting here. Half of me says that’s a huge shame, the other half says go for it, who knows what’s best
We had about 20K of difficult riding today. No question it’s nerve-racking being so loose on the road, not being able to slow down or stop without dropping Lucinda. Saving crashes on the throttle happens every few hundred yards when it’s bad. No fun on a 1200cc bike. This road is for little bikes.
We’re not seeing the mountains because of the clouds. But a long way to go.