Yesterday…passing a sumo wrestler riding a bicycle in his underpants heading or Mendoza ?

Okay, a sumo on a bike.. I must admit it was a little unusual to pass a guy riding his bicycle in the heat of the day clan only in his briefs. Hair up in a kind of bun and some extra weight made me think he looked like a sumo wrestler who had been through “America’s Biggest Loser.”

Some unsportsmanlike behavior yesterday caused the director to cancel our timing yesterday.  Several racers left early.  I was a little disappointed by their actions and the wasted effort.  Plus I am still needing to recover from days of timed stages.

Unfortunately there are participants who don’t ride when the going gets tough and then stay up keeping others awake.  I don’t care whether they choose to ride but I do care if they prevent me from resting.

Looks like that has improved now that I have expressed my opinion about this to Rob who is in charge.  I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that there are some very  inconsiderate individuals (adults) on this epic journey.  Amazing behavior.    It reminds me of the maturity of middle school children I taught for 30 years. They have an excuse of age.

Common memorials to legendary Robin hood figure who purportedly took from the Spanish and gave to the poor folks...named Cauchile Gil
Common memorials to legendary Robin hood figure who purportedly took from the Spanish and gave to the poor folks…named Cauchile Gil
Guanaco herd during flat repair during descent yesterday 10/28
Guanaco herd during flat repair during descent yesterday 10/28
Similar to vicuna.  Bulkier bodies.
Similar to vicuna. Bulkier bodies.
On way down to Mendoza
On way down to Mendoza

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Hardy from Germany
Hardy from Germany
Alfred my competition
Alfred my competition
4000 km more.. all I can do is my best.. not always sure about that
4000 km more.. all I can do is my best.. not always sure about that

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