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Forum: Touring
07-10-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Perdido

That's part of it and you could do that as a...

That's part of it and you could do that as a loop. I used to go up behind Urubamba, then to Quebrada Honda, on down to Kiteni, and then back up to Quillabamba and back to Ollanta. So I think the loop...
Forum: Touring
07-09-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

Peru has some of the best biking in the world so...

Peru has some of the best biking in the world so lots of options. Have you considered making your trip a little longer? If you had more time you could go over the Abra de Malaga. It's a loop that...
Forum: Touring
07-05-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

It's usually not that bad, mostly afternoon...

It's usually not that bad, mostly afternoon showers but every several years, there's a bad one with some flooding. The dry season (our summer, their winter) is the best time to go. So your May/June...
Forum: Touring
07-05-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

BTW, you know May/June is late fall/early winter,...

BTW, you know May/June is late fall/early winter, right? It will be cold at night so bring a sleeping bag rated for freezing temps. This July is unusually cold;
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Forum: Touring
07-03-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

Camping will be OK, just stay out of town. Petty...

Camping will be OK, just stay out of town. Petty theft can be a problem, and it's usually kids swiping your stuff. You are better off if you are in the middle of nowhere with no one to bother you....
Forum: Touring
07-03-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

I've done most of this but not all of it: ...

I've done most of this but not all of it:

First leg. Easy pavement to Huarcapay. No worries (except for road traffic)

Second leg. Gravel when I did it but easy pedaling. You are following the...
Forum: Touring
07-02-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

We are over-thinking this. The Sacred Valley loop...

We are over-thinking this. The Sacred Valley loop is very obvious and it's just about impossible to get lost. Just follow the road signs, you will figure it out. Cuzco, Pisac, Urubamba,...
Forum: Touring
07-02-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

Okay, so here's the confusion. If you look...

Okay, so here's the confusion. If you look closely at that image, running from bottom to top thru the center, there is a ravine. At the top of the ravine, you can see the white blob of the salt pans...
Forum: Touring
07-01-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

I am getting confused. How are you planning to...

I am getting confused. How are you planning to get from Urubamba to Maras? If you take the asphalt road to Chincheros, then cut over to Maras to see the salt pans, that is doable. But going off road...
Forum: Touring
07-01-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

I'll ask my friends in Cuzco and see if anyone...

I'll ask my friends in Cuzco and see if anyone has ridden it. But be forewarned; the Urubamba is a very large steep valley. I don't know if you can get a sense of the scale on google earth. Even if...
Forum: Touring
06-30-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

Yes, altitude, is certainly part of the challenge...

Yes, altitude, is certainly part of the challenge and that's why it is so important to travel as light as possible. Most people do acclimatize in a couple of days but I have met people who struggle...
Forum: Touring
06-30-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

When I was living there, there was no road on...

When I was living there, there was no road on this route and I never biked it. There was single track and I once backpacked/camped this route on the way out of UchuayCuzco. It's been years but I...
Forum: Touring
06-29-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

Very nice scenery, better than your original...

Very nice scenery, better than your original planned route. Easy pass that you barely notice leaving Cuzco after the ruins of PukaPukara, then drop into the Valley at Pisac, more ruins. Once on the...
Forum: Touring
06-29-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

I don't think it will matter b/c you will lose...

I don't think it will matter b/c you will lose your acclimatization when you return to NYC. It would be more of a shakedown cruise for your rig and a test for you to see how you crank at altitude. If...
Forum: Touring
06-28-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

I agree. And I know this is totally anecdotal but...

I agree. And I know this is totally anecdotal but this was my experience; I got out of university and worked like a ****cake for 6 months and saved every penny. I bought that Cannondale (see...
Forum: Touring
06-28-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

+1. I've seen fit athletes who could barely walk...

+1. I've seen fit athletes who could barely walk across the Plaza after they arrived, and I've seen fat cigar smokers from sea level walking around town no problemo. I think people have a genetic...
Forum: Touring
06-27-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

PS Water

I was living in Cuzco when I did that ride so I was drinking the tap water and my stomach ameobas seemed to enjoy it. But I have had visiting friends get stomach bugs. If you are there for a short...
Forum: Touring
06-27-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Perdido

I rode from Cuzco to LaPaz but honestly, I found...

I rode from Cuzco to LaPaz but honestly, I found the ride a bit boring. It's always nice to be cranking and we did a side trip to Amantani on Titicaca which was great. We picked up a boat in Puno and...
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