Author Archives: hutch66

About hutch66

Middle aged man who should know better than to ride a bike for 19 weeks across the Americas....but then you have to live before you die...

Reflections on a journey

Reflections on a journey On the 6th of August, 2011, with a mixture of expectation and trepidation, and accompanied by a leader and support van, 14 riders and two passengers set off from Anchorage, Alaska on an epic journey to … Continue reading

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North to Buenos Aires – heading home

Ushuaia: Rest day at the bottom of the world Sunday, December 4th:  Ushuaia is a busy little town at the bottom of the world and seems to exist because of itself.  As a popular stop-off point for cruise liners the … Continue reading

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Ushuaia – The Destination or just the reason for the journey?

  El Calafate – Torres del Paine, Chile:  200 Miles: Cold, cold wind….That’s Patagonia   Since we have been in Patagonia it has lived up to its reputation as being one of the windiest places on Earth.  On a motorcycle … Continue reading

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The Final Frontier – Part 2: Patagonia: Carretera Austral and Ruta 40

Bariloche – Futuleufu: 220 Miles: Riding our own ride Having now made the decision that if a perfectly good paved road will get us to our destination regardless of how much “fun” an alternative, unpaved road might offer, we studied … Continue reading

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The fourth and final section: Patagonia – Part 1

Santiago – Salto de Laja: 310 Miles – The Pan American Autopista Today was not intended to be an enthralling day, simply a day to move us South 300+ miles.  Leaving Santiago as a group of 18 bikes in cool, … Continue reading

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The road to Santiago de Chile and a few days of rest

Catamarca – Villa Union: 275 Miles: Monotony followed by dirt Today seemed somewhat contrived.  What do I mean by that?Yesterday’s drive through a geologically and visually stunning landscape prior to arrival at the hotel, and indeed, all on good road … Continue reading

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Chile…Argentina…Chile..where are we today? Part 1

Border to Arica Continuing from Peru, the desert remained dominant in the landscape.  The temperature also continued to be much cooler than I would have expected.  The road was good and progress rapid as we continued, with the sea on … Continue reading

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