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Day 707: A short ride to Parque del Plata

QuickPeek: Hot. Flat. Headwinds. Bomberos!

Today we decided to head out of Montevideo and explore the coast a bit more. We decided to keep the plan flexible for the restart in terms of distance. We figured we could go to Lucia’s place at 40 k’s,… Continue Reading →

Days 702-706: Montevideo is a cool town indeed

QuickPeek: Rest. Party. No Pepe. Tattoo. Birthday!

Montevideo is a pretty neat town. As it is with most big cities, my experience and views are completely based on the people I get to meet and hangout with. In that, I have struck jackpot! Emilio and his circle… Continue Reading →

Day 701: An easy ride to the local metropolis – Montevideo

QuickPeek: Flat. Warm. Sunny. Good sidewalks.

I had a short 30 km ride into Montevideo so I decided to make a late start for my day. My hosts Camilo and Lucia and their two little kids were super lovely family and I joined them for b’fast… Continue Reading →

Day 700: There seems to be never ending beautiful routes along the coast

QuickPeek: Flat. Tailwind. Sunny. Lovely Host!

I realized today that the sun comes up pretty early in these parts, I was up at 5ish and could see the sun streaming thro the curtains! I had a lovely little dorm to sleep in and decided to stay… Continue Reading →

Day 699: Inspite of the Kitchy Punta Del Este, the coast just got more stunning

QuickPeek: Flat. Coastal.headwinds. Sunny. Bomberos. Awesomeness!

The forecast was for a bit of West wind and I was heading West, dang, another day of headwinds! Ah well, I decided to get the ride back on and planned for a short 50k day to a town called… Continue Reading →

Days 697-698: Hanging out and waiting out the wind

QuickPeek: Rest. Cooking.

The forecast for today was wind from the south and I have experienced the crazy cold conditions and decided to stay in instead of pressing on. Julian and Juliana were really nice people and let me hang out another day… Continue Reading →

Day 696: The Uruguay coastal ride is downright lovely

QuickPeek: Flat. Mud/Gravel. Beach.

The plan today was to do a good stretch of the coast and get to a small tourist town near Punta Del Este called El Tesoro. There were two possible routes, one going up and over the Laguna de Rocha… Continue Reading →

Days 694-695: More opportunities for reciprocity!

QuickPeek: Rest. Gardening. Cooking.

After the tough ride yesterday, I figured Iā€™d need an off day to rest. It does not seem to matter how much rest I have had before, sometimes a rest day after is the most needed one! The boys, Enzo… Continue Reading →

Day 692: Repeat. I shall respect the weather forecast more.

QuickPeek: Flat. Rain. Cold. Headwinds. Tough Day.

What a day, 40k headwinds, 70k wind gusts, 10C, Manic Rain, No shelters!! I suppose I can chalk it as one of the toughest day’s ride. Definitely it must have been the day I worked most in a long while…. Continue Reading →

Day 692: Fighting headwinds and making it back to the coast

QuickPeek: Headwinds. Flat. Cloudy. Fun ride. Camping.

I was up early and made some coffee and boiled up some eggs for the road. I ate a few eggs for b’fast, cleaned up the room and got ready to leave. It was around 10 when I got on… Continue Reading →

Day 691: Took a day off to do some work

QuickPeek: Work. Rest.

That’s the way it rolls around here. I take days off to do some work šŸ™‚ As I was chatting with Juliana yesterday, we talked about India, where they had visited before and food, which they enjoy. So the conversation… Continue Reading →

Day 690: Hello Uruguay, It feels good to reciprocate generosity!

QuickPeek: Flat. Sun. Cow. Horses. Reciprocity.

The bus was pretty comfy and it was a great idea to have done the longer route to Chui as I managed to sleep in and there was no hurry to get out. The bus passed thro the Brazil Immigration… Continue Reading →

Days 686-689: First time at a Pride Parade!

QuickPeek: Rest. Pride.

After the tiring ride yesterday, It was lovely to have a nice roof over my head and some really lovely kids for company. Livia and her friends, Nat, Tales, Paulo, Pedro and all the others were fun company and it… Continue Reading →

Day 684: Indulging in random events

QuickPeek: Rest. Interviews. Cooking.

I had a good night’s sleep. There was a guy in the backyard where I was sleeping who was snoring super loud. It wasn’t a bother, but was noticeable whenever is come out of rem sleep. My primary reason for… Continue Reading →

Day 685: A bit of a boring ride to Porto Alegre

QuickPeek: Flat. Tailwind. Headwind. Rain. Unplanned hills.

I had planned to get to Porto Alegre today, but with 200+ km it wasn’t going to be feasible. My host Souza offered to give me a ride about half way and it was incredibly wonderful of him to do… Continue Reading →

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