After a few months, my new laptop and editing gear finally arrived! The first episode in a new series is finally on YouTube and more are on the way.
I’ve added a few bonus photos at the end of this post for you to enjoy!
In the first episode of STORIES I share my Patagonia riding adventure that took place in February 2020. This was the last ride I had before the world changed and I was locked down in Buenos Aires.
I rode from Cartagena, Colombia all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina. This story begins when I meet Ayleen Martinez and we explore the Carretera Austral.
Sometimes the the trip feels like a living breathing being, and sometimes that being doesn’t seem to like me very much.
Let me refresh your memory. I’d just shipped my bike from Nairobi to London (several thousand dollars), then my bike was stolen, smashed, and found. Bike needed serious repairs (many thousands of dollars) and I’d have to stay in London for weeks while repairs were being made (many more dollars). And then, after a wonderful stay in Spain, I arrived in Frankfurt only to discover that, somehow, I’d smashed my laptop. This was not good for a guy who’d just drained his bank account.
I recently made some significant changes to Bike. I wanted to give Bike a small overhaul for the ride through Africa. Most of the work was done with the help of Hex Microsystems and Bavarian Motorcycles in South Africa. They really did a great job. Here’s a rundown of the things I’ve added or changed.
Once I arrived in Lima I made a beeline for Touratech, Peru. I wanted to get my pannier repaired and I wanted to buy a few odds and ends for my bike: new handles for the side panniers, a new helmet, thermals for the cold weather. I also wanted to get some off-road training.