Thursday, July 3, 2008
We are traveling to see my friend Wilson in Tangara de Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil. We have to options take the pavement and travel 500km. or go by the shorter gravel route. We had ridden the gravel in the south of Argentina and we handled that. This was different, 120 km of deep sand, large loose rock, constant washboards and 109 degree temperatures. It took 8 and 1/2 hours to cover the distance and we were out of everything, no water, no strength, no smiles and no positive attitude. Our rearends were almost raw from the pounding and the heat. Jacky crashed 3 times in the loose dirt. She only has a few scrapes and bruises.