We’ve reached Cuzco, and we’ve decided to take a week off. During which Emma, our next revolutionary will be acclimatising to the altitude, and we’ll be proper little tourists and visit Machu Picchu and some of the other amazing sites in the Sacred Valley.
We’ve also got some maintenance to do, I’ve got to replace my bottom bracket that’s been wobbling since La Paz, and Simon has to replace his rear mech, after his back wheel slipped into a storm drain arriving in Cuzco on Friday night. Luckily there’s a decent bike shop just down the road from where we’re staying so, touch wood, there shouldn’t be any problems getting the bikes back in action and ready for the road ahead.
Currently we’re hotly debating whether to head to the coast to Lima via Nazca, of the famous lines, or to stay in the Andes and on unsealed roads to Huarez. I’m in favour of heading to the coast as I miss the sea : (
So if the tracker at the top of the page is static, don’t worry, it’ll be moving soon enough.
In the mean time, check out our article in last weekend’s Irish Times Magazine and keep your ears tuned to Tom Mc Gurk on 4fm and Abie Philbin Bowan on i105 as we’ll be chatting to them early next week.
And normal service will resume shortly.