900 meters climbing, and 900 meters down.
It was very cold this morning, 8 degrees, I was wearing warm gear.
The ride was pretty much rolling hills with long stretches, with a slight gradient, but with a head wind. The kind of riding I do really well. I was riding in a peloton with Shirley and Dan.
All of a sudden I heard a really weird noise from the back of my bike, and stopped to look. I had a screw stuck from one side to the other. In the time that I stopped the tyre went flat. Dan helped change it, he is really fast at changing tyres.
While we were there a bunch of riders going the other way stopped for a chat. A group of youngish guys (late 20’s?) from USA, UK, Italy and France. The one from Italy had been riding for two years. They were all self-supporting and heading to Pisco, and enjoying the tail wind.
Tyre changed, we set off again and soon came to the lunch stop.
After lunch I rode with Michelle and Tony from lunch to camp. At only 93 kilometres and no real climbing it was like a day off. We were at camp by midday. We are saying at Santiago Ica Camp.
After setting up the tents we sat around the pool chatting, and having a couple of cold beers.
I packed about 11 pairs of reading glasses to take on this trip – not expensive ones, just the two dollar shop ones, and would you believe I have none left? The arm fell off one yesterday, and could not be fixed, and today I knelt on my last good pair in my tent. Now I have one lens and sticking tape in the middle. Fingers crossed I can buy some in Nazca on our next rest day!
Dinner tonight was chicken, rice and asparagus.
A one eyed biker, sounds scary!! Keep enjoying the rides. Love Glynis
Can we post you some glasses? Let me know what you need and where you want them sent. Cheers Barry