This blog post is from the section I cycled in a day from Abancay to Curahuasi in Peru. Part of my longer bike tour from Alaska to Argentina.
A tough day cycling in Peru
Blog post written September 11th 2010. Note: I was cycling this section of Peru with a Spanish cyclist I'd met on the road a few weeks earlier.
I found today one of the toughest I have cycled in a while, which is strange, because the road was sealed, and the gradients were certainly no worse than others I have cycled. I just seemed to lack energy.
Well, when I say that, I had enough energy to turn the pedals, but I normally get a buzz out of cycling, and have a more positive state of mind.
Today just seemed like a bit of a drag really, although I suppose cycling 1600 metres uphill over 36 km will do that to you.Fortunately, when I reached the top, I was rewarded with magnificent views of snow capped mountains which lifted the spirits.
The 40 km downhill ride into Curahuasi was a pleasure! Agusti and I settled on a hostal where a shared room cost us 15 soles a night each. Lovely hot water, and a great clean room.