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2019-07-04
 

 

 

 

 

So my younger brother Walter has a thing last few years for extreme personal challenge, well he always wa into sports but this is something different. he had always been into sports since we were little and he had endured multiple Iron man racers but this is just something way in the left field.
As he is now living in New Zealand for about 8 years. Last year (December 26, 2014) he had decided to bike his way around New Zealand. Flying down to Christchurch and peddling his way down to south island and way back to Auckland. I do must agree that was some bike adventure through the New Zealand country side. It took him about a month (180hr)to do the estimated 2900km trek. I'm sure he had planned this much earlier to prepare and get ready, never the less that was some achivement.
I had the pleasure of flying down the following month on my 50th birthday and doing the route with him again but we did it in a 4 wheel means of transportation which is bit more comfortable and much quicker.
This year (December 26, 2015) again, he had started on his much more extreme trek ever, not sure what made him do it as it will be near or in excess of 10,000km trip starting from the very southern most city in Argentina, Chile, through Bolivia, parts of Brazil, Peru and final destination in Colombia taking him estimated 4 months. The mode of transportation is a brand new 2 whealer  bare and loaded
 

Start  Dec 25 2015  -  (local date) well not  quite, just view from airport at Buenos Aries
day 1  Dec 26 2015  -  approx 60 km
day 2  Dec 27 2015  -  approx 120 km
day 3  Dec 28 2015  -  approx 75 km
day 4  Dec 29 2015  -  approx 70 km
day 5  Dec 30 2015  -  approx 72 km
day 6  Dec 31 2015  -  approx 105 km  including channel crossing which makes up about 45km
      Seemed like forever but there was about 5 hour  wait for the ferry to depart from when landed at the beach
day 7  Jan 1 2016  -  approx 139 km   best day so far
day 8  Jan 2 2016  -  approx 37.6 km
day 9  Jan 3 2016  -  approx 116 km
day 10  Jan 4 2016  -  approx 130 km (color)
day 11  Jan 5 2016  -  approx 82 km  (color)
day 12  Jan 6 2016  -  approx 79 km  (color)
day 13  Jan 7 2016  -  approx 96 km  (color)
day 14  Jan 8 2016  -  approx  79 km
                   this makes first 14 days on the road
day 15  Jan 9 2016  -  approx 106 km
day 16  Jan 10 2016  -  approx  40 km
day 17  Jan 11 2016  -  approx  50km
day 18  Jan 12 2016  -  approx  16km through not so friendly mountains and 8km through water taxi
day 19  Jan 13 2016  -  approx  7km  waiting most part of the day just to get from loading dock to town
day 20  Jan 14 2016  -  approx  70km
day 21  Jan 15 2016  -  approx  70km with water crossing
day 22  Jan 16 2016  -  approx  79km
day 23  Jan 17 2016  -  approx  34km
day 24  Jan 18 2016  -  approx  58km
day 25  Jan 19 2016  -  approx  72km
day 26  Jan 20 2016  -  approx  65km
day 27  Jan 21 2016  -  approx  111km    though the tracker run out of battery
day 28  Jan 22 2016  -  approx   20km   short trip due to the fact that had to replace tires cause of the
            gravel roads  this is the second 14 days making now 28 days on the road. The road goes through
            unmanned trails and ferry jums hence some can not be properly mapped and had to be drawn by
            hand to show the route but more detailed can be seen the the 15 16 17 and 18 days individually
day 29  Jan 23 2016  -  approx   95km
day 30  Jan 24 2016  -  approx   58km
day 31  Jan 25 2016  -  approx   73km
day 32  Jan 26 2016  -  approx   64km
day 33  Jan 27 2016  -  approx   85km
day 34  Jan 28 2016  -  approx   70km
day 35  Jan 29 2016  -  approx   72km
day 36  Jan 30 2016  -  approx   48km
day 37  Jan 31 2016  -  approx   110km
day 38  Feb 1 2016  -  approx  89km
day 39  Feb 2 2016  -  approx  89km
day 40  Feb 3 2016  -  approx  85.5km
day 41  Feb 4 2016  -  approx  119km
day 42  Feb 5 2016  -  approx  129km
  this is the end of the 6 weeks on the road making roughly another 1180km
day 43  Feb 6 2016  -  approx  111km 
day 44  Feb 7 2016  -  approx  48km
day 45  Feb 8 2016  -  approx  76km
day 46  Feb 9 2016  -  approx  98km
day 47  Feb 10 2016  -  approx  83.6km
day 48  Feb 11 2016  -  approx  118km
day 49  Feb 12 2016  -  approx  84km
day 50  Feb 13 2016  -  approx  70.2km
day 51  Feb 14 2016  -  approx  113km
day 52  Feb 15 2016  -  approx  121km
day 53  Feb 16 2016  -  approx  106km
day 54  Feb 17 2016  -  approx  126km
day 55  Feb 18 2016  -  approx  82km
day 56  Feb 19 2016  -  approx  75km
     yap  that makes  8 weeks on the road now with 1310km
day 57  Feb 20 2016  -  approx  70km   climb from 3100  to 3850m above sea level
day 58  Feb 21 2016  -  approx  81km
day 59  Feb 22 2016  -  approx  106km
day 60  Feb 23 2016  -  approx  90km
day 61  Feb 24 2016  -  approx  92km
day 62  Feb 25 2016  -  approx  101 km
day 63  Feb 26 2016  -  approx  53km
day 64  Feb 27 2016  -  approx  91.5km
day 65  Feb 28 2016  -  approx  127km
day 66  Feb 29 2016  -  approx  134km
day 67  Mar 1 2016  -  approx  113km
day 68  Mar 2 2016  -  approx  57km
day 69  Mar 3 2016  -  approx  116km
day 70  Mar 4 2016  -  approx  68.6km
   There goes another 2 weeks, this makes now 10 weeks  making up 1275KM
day 71 Mar 5 2016  -  approx  76.5km
day 72 Mar 6 2016  -  approx  130km

      After numerous bike problems, running out of spare parts and the tent braking down. This is a
      much unwanted journey 1100 short from La Paz Bolivia ending at Andres Sabella Galvez,
      Antofagasa airport making 6250km traveling from south most Chile city.
 
     Final  making rest of the trip with a mere 200km

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Just keep on moving ...
 

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