Alive in Lima, Perú. No ransom is required at this time. WanderWheels is experiencing technical difficulties. 1 dead camera. 2 dead laptops. 1 bicycle in the shop. We will be updating via smoke signals and semaphore shortly. Thank you for your patience. The management.
We spend the day riding in river valleys, first down the Vizcarra River then up the Marañon River on our way to Huanuco. Following the river is a welcomed relief after cutting over the mountains like we’ve been doing. The never-ending ribbon of switchbacks where we ride a few miles but are only a couple […]
We ended up peaking at 15,106 feet (4604 meters). It took over two hours to finish our 15 mile “short cut” to the main road. It probably didn’t end up saving us that much time, but it wasn’t a bad adventure, at least the scenery was nice and we had a great camp spot (minus […]
The lady at the hotel advised against taking this road. She said it was for donkeys. The alternative route was much longer, unpaved and had what we thought was more climbing. We take people’s recommendations/advisements with a grain of salt. What is good/bad for driving is not always the same for cycling. Case in point, […]
The Chavín were a major pre-Inca culture flourishing between 900 and 200 BC. They influenced subsequent cultural development throughout Peru. Chavín de Huántar is the most important site associated with the Chavín people, as their religious center and capital. They worshipped three major gods: the moon, the sun, and a divine creator who took a feline form. […]