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Hasta La Vista Oceano!

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  This morning we left the sounds of the crashing surf of the ocean for the last time. We were now heading into the uplands in earnest onto the southern Lake District of Chile towards Patagonia. After an unusual flat rollout of 2 km we turned right and began a 10 km, 14% climb, the […]

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When is a Rest Day Not a Rest Day?

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We have the rare but enjoyable occurrence of spending 2 nights in one place. It means not having to lug the luggage, and allows to catch up on emails, laundry etc. Because of the traffic and other logistics of Concepcion, we will stay here in Las Pinas an extra night. But today is also a […]

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Day 11: Curinape to Quirihue….and then some!

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  Today was not a typical ride day for a few reasons. Pre-ride group stretch  Rai and I gong full Aussie today!   We all headed south out of the hotel with the usual climb on stiff legs. About 2 km out I stopped to take a photo of this metal creature by the side […]

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Day 10 in Paradise

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  Morning brew prepared by barista Max….and Brent showed us the proper way to drink it!   These steady tough climbs right from the breakfast table are hard, but someone has to do it! And so we did. Another century and more climbing. Constitution       Back into Constitucion along the ridge line,we rode past […]

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Duao to Constitucion

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  A good night sleep with the sounds of the surf gave way to another sunny but cooler day. We rode out for a leisurely 75 km, 1800 ft climb ride along the coast heading south to the city of Constitucion. A quick photo op at The Shrine of the Lookout Rock and then on […]

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Let’s Go For A Ride….

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J Moon fades, morning breaks, coffee  brewing…..let’s gittrdun!   Well rested and ready to ride. After another nutritious breakfast and another rare cup of coffee, we packed the vans, kitted up and rolled out of Punta de Lobos.  A century ride with about 5000 ft of climbing. Similar to 2 days ago, to get farther […]

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Rest is Good

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A little extra sleep today! Below is a map of the Chilean wine regions and the floor plan of the Clos Apalta winery. My app Relive doesn’t seem to be linking to my Garmin very well, must be the mediocre internet signal we are getting in remote areas. But today it worked and here are […]

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A Morning Hike, Wine Tasting, Riding and Rest!

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T  Sunrise, and the first clouds seen in 7 days! Below, on the road….   A sea of grape vines! Today is what is referred to as a rolling recovery day. That means not as many km on the bike as we would normally do. Today we did 61 km and 2843 ft of climbing, but […]

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Into the Heart of Chilean Wine Country

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    Sunrise in Marchigue, roosters crowing and breakfast is ready. We will stay inland again today for our ride to Santa Cruz.   Today we followed a local bike route around the base of the Andes winding our way between the huge mountains without climbing over a single one. It was a ‘relatively’ easy […]

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Back to the Mountains…and More Wine!

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 Note: I inadvertently left you guessing on my last post as I did not include a photo of my roomie James, aka Fox Ducovney….here it is above. And while visiting Surazo, fellow rider Jane helped some local kids with their English skills and they all had fun with her Surazo to Matanzas Matanzas is at […]

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Grapes,Climbs,Revolution,Wind,Sea

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This morning’s sunrise on our cabin block was a beautiful start to the day. We are quickly getting into the daily routine. Wake up and kit up, get our bags to the van, check the bikes over, fill the water bottles and go for breakfast. After that we get our daily team meeting with guide […]

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Vineyards, Hills, 37C…..what a day for a ride!

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 Our new team jerseys with black Bike Odyssey bibs and ‘pink’ socks! Can you figure what forms the Bike Odyssey logo?? Day 2 in the books, but I digress!   After a nice filling breakfast we headed from Casablanca southeast today, to the village of Cuncumen. The guides mapped out every minuscule road in the […]

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Kit Up, Wheels Down!

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  OK, it’s time to get this show on the road!  Kit up and wheels down. This trip is broken up into 2 Stages: Stage 1 is Santiago to Longuimay and Stage 2 is Longuimay to Bariloche.  Stage 1 has 12 riders and  Stage 2 has 22 riders, and there are 2 guides and 2 […]

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Santiago Ola!

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   So who is this Che guy?? Che (/tʃeɪ/; Spanish: [tʃe]; Portuguese: tchê [ˈtʃe]; Valencian: xe [ˈtʃe]) is an interjection commonly used in Argentina, Uruguay and the Valencian Community, signifying “hey!”, “fellow”, “guy”, “buddy“…..used in a friendly way. Most people reading this blog were either very young(like me!), or not yet born when Che Guevara […]

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Locked and Loaded!……

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  Today was a long day. Combining the time it took to clear customs at the border at Detroit, the trip to Metro Airport  was  2 hours.  A post check-in 2 hour wait at the gate, then a 2 hour flight to Atlanta, and another 2 hour layover, and a 9 1/2 hour flight to […]

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Deja Vu All Over Again

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         Dreams and aspirations, we all have them, some of us get to experience and fulfill them, others of us don’t get a chance because they get taken away from us. I am very fortunate to be in that first group, Alison Hayes sadly was in the second. The Allie Sunshine Project […]

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Any Day Now….Stay Tuned!

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Hi, Cycletooth here! I am leaving next week for a bike trip and going to do a blog to describe the day to day goings on. I am dedicating the ride to The Allie Sunshine Project and specifically, the Biking 4 Benches fundraising campaign. I hope you will follow along over the next month on […]