Stage 92 when birds have difficulty in flying that’s a significant wind..Patagonia lives up to its repetition of having fierce winds.. and then some. Those of us who chose to take on the cold driving winds know and will always remember the challenge of pushing against this invisible force.
It has been interesting to hear the impressions of those who recently joined us. Mainly they see a group lacking cohesiveness. As one of the participates said early on, “you will see everything.” I mentioned in a recent blog that this has been the characteristics of a TV reality show.
If someone is thinking of doing this in the future by aware that you will stay in some real dumps and you will do your business anywhere and everywhere camping. Otherwise you may be in for a real surprise. I really didn’t know what to expect and this was not a major concern. I was more concerned as to whether I could ride, race, and maintain the same bicycle for 11,000 km. It isn’t done yet but I think it is well within the realm of possibility. So this isn’t the trip for you if you are not comfortable with difficult riding conditions and sleeping in some surroundings with chickens, dogs, excrement, and loud people who don’t take the riding challenge that seriously.