The Push for Cusco

The Push for Cusco

July 20, 2015 Last night's hostel was arguably the worst one to date.  There was a steady line of bugs scaling the wall along the door, around the light switch, and that light switch was not grounded...meaning that each time we turned the light on or off, we got a...

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Has Anyone Ever Been Here?

Has Anyone Ever Been Here?

July 19 ,  2015 The remoteness of our journey is intoxicating.  I want more. I want to go further out, further way from everyone and everything that I think anyone has already seen.  Every person that we meet greets us like family. The start of the climb today...

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The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

July 17 - 19, 2015 I awake at 630a to music coming from a house across the valley and a boy zooming down our path on a bicycle. Shortly thereafter the sun comes up and I’m instantly warm. It was likely in the 30’s overnight but in the sun feels like 60. Somehow the...

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Back into the Hills

Back into the Hills

July 16, 2015 I am hoping for good health today.  There are BIG hills between us and Cusco.  Best case, we should be 3 days from Cusco depending on how adventurous we get with our route. We set out for approximately a 100K day. Stomach feels better. Energy level is...

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Ilave to Puno

Ilave to Puno

July 14, 2015 Another war. Wind and busy road all day. After 5 hours, we arrive in Puno.  This is a ride that that should have taken us 1 day from Copacabana to Puno but rather has been a cage match for 2 days. Puno is a large city of over 80K. We find a decent hostal...

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Copacabana.  Beach time

Copacabana. Beach time

July 10-12 We set out for Copacabana, a resort town on Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world at over 12K feet…and it’s HUGE.  Unfortunately Taylor’s knee is still acting up so we take a bus for $5 ea. This feels like a good choice as it is nearly a 3K ft climb...

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Get the Book

The World Spins By is an intimate journey of loss, curiosity, and love—recounted one pedal stroke at a time along Jerry’s two-year bicycle journey back to himself.