Joost and Alfred had a sizable lead on me when along came one of the new riders from Australia, Ben Bradley. I should add that Ben is a strong fresh cyclist The two of us fought the wind taking turns drafting and leading. Truly a difficult task in an unrelenting gale wind which was either a cross or a dead on headwind. To have attempted cycling through this Patagonian wind would certainly have been an enormous task if not impossible. Several cyclists reported being blown over or off the road. Fortunately there were only a handful of motorists.
So the wind continues to blow where we are camped in a smal village. The tent will flap and rattle all night as though we were off on some lofty mountain expedition.
Actually there were no towns or even homes along the entire 230 km.
More timing again tomorrow. It will end soon!