Saturday, December 20, 2008

first singaporean on the moon

we parted with Thomas and friends. they taugh us to bush camp alot! thanks alot!
we were on our way to Ushuaia for Xmas. tough road. some days we travel 400km for 10hours on soft gravel and had to fight with the strong side wind. whats the wind speed??

well... if u are riding at 100km/hr and you put your hand out, you will feel the push of the wind. this push is NOT stronger than the Patagonia wind we suffer.

we are riding on straight roads with the bike tilted 30 degress. then our neck had to push against the wind. its so tired! further more, its dirt and gravel road. thanks to the Enduro 3, 50/50 tires we installed on Hope Too, the gravel travel is so fun!

the stretch of ruta 40 is gravel! it connects argentina from the north to the south. this road is not a planned road. it is a road where people walked, traveled and form traces and it expended into a road. it is more than 5000km.

we detoured into ruta 41. a recommanded route by Miguel. it was dirt road but paradise! i guess not much biker take this route.

shall we go or u-turn??

having much fun on the gravel road and the Euduro 3 tires gave me much confident, we could get Hope Too to fly on the Ruta 40. we were saved from falling on ruta 40 when we hit sand and lose gravels. thanks to the new tires.

till we reached asphalted road in a town, we saw a petrol kiosk. i made a left turn in and we hit big stones laid on... the stones are too big for the Enduro 3 to grip on and we fell on the right side, again. nothing much damaged except the rice packet on the front was broken.

Riding the Ruta is empty. lifeless. gravels and strong wind. there is no trees.

i say again THERE IS NO TREES! i guess no trees can survive this strong wind 365.25day a year.
it feels like we are on the moon. no life... until we saw rabbits, wild horses, a tall bird that run very fast and some other vehicles.

Amstrong would understand what i say. this long part of Patagonia is like moon except there is light and we can breath.

we caught some crabs on the beach. this was our lunch. 1st time we had crabs after we left singapore and it was free!

this penguin and his home reminded me of the game at the Arcade center were we put in a token, the plastic penguin would jump out of the hole and we had to hit it with a mallet.

so.. were do we put the batteries in?

one of our best camp site!

this couple from south africa had this bike. it looked 80% similar to my lost Hope.

our lunch... along the way! best view.

check this out! we are on horizonsunlimited! we had planted a flag again for Singapore!


iza&kamil said...

hey guys!!!well u are already in patagonia!!!!cool photos..keep in touch and merry xmas!!!

brifusg said...

Merry Xmas to both! All photos are awesome! Keep them coming.

singaporedream said...

Brifusg, Iza and Kamil. Merry Xmas. have a peaceful year!