Day 474-475 / camping – Jujuy, Argentina / 135 miles (Total 12,240)
Today was a long day on and off the bike. We started with 30 miles of riding, then decided to hitch a ride through some desert and a 20 mile hill climb. We passed through an incredible mountain range that left us all a little speechless. After a 60 mile truck ride, we jumped back on the bikes and put on another 30 miles through heavy headwinds and some down pouring rain. We all stayed in a dorm room that night to get out of the rain. The next day we pedaled the 15 miles to Jujuy and found a nice hostel to celebrate Toms birthday. We grabbed some nice steaks ($2.50 for some of the best steak I have ever had) and few beverages for the night. Ended up going to the circus, then took an interesting taxi ride with Mateo and Tom. Sorry, once again the blogs pg and the stories will have to stay in Jujuy.
All together there was over 40 tight switchbacks. I would be nervous driving the road, but our driver seemed under control with the situation. At one point, I noticed he was taking the sharp corners with one hand on the wheel and the other holding a beer. Never a dull moment down here. Here are some mountain photos for your viewing pleasure.
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