It’s 1.58am and we arrived to our beds 45 minutes ago!
Three hours ago I could have sworn I was going to loose the fingers
in my right hand to frostbite and two hours ago really believed, as
did the team, that I was coming down with hypothermia. Luckily I
don’t think I’ll be experiencing either, but hell we all had to dig
deep. The crossing of the Andes from Argentina to Chile today was
one of the most spectacular rides on my life, that was until we hit
customs, at 15,000 ft. There were six stamps to gain with six
different departments and trying to get our eighteen person team
through took four hours! This delay meant that I could not only not
fulfill my promise to call my daughters Amelia and Beatrice and mrs
Zhanna, so I hope they read this and go easy on me, but also that
we had to ride four hours in the dark at -2 with 70 mile an hour
winds across the mountains. Sadly we had two people come off their
bikes with no sever issues, but one chap, Vic went ahead and we
discovered his bike on the side of the road – no Vic in sight and
amazingly no Vic discovered yet! The missing support Truck and team
driving it has been detrimental to our trip so far. We’ve all
seriously been put in danger due to the knock on effects of no
mechanics or real support – but they arrive very early today after
a 1200 mile drive, poor guys. Fingers crossed things snap into
place tomorrow – I am beat!
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