Out side the sun is shining and today I will take me to the Chile border at San Sebastian around 95 km . Mostley flat road. So far the roads are totaly lost of bars, cafe and shops, just a few hoses and nothing much to see.
My first 15 km complete straight and sidewind.
Joyfully, the wind changed and became pleasant, like a tailwind, allowing me to maintain a speed of 23-23 km/h. There were, of course, some hills, but they weren’t too challenging. After about 40 km, I encounter a couple with the same cycling gear as mine… Touring cyclists.
We stop and exchange words. They are a couple from Belgium, and the girl named Fina has a trailer behind her, so I ask,
– What’s it like to have a child with you?
– It’s not a child but a dog!!
I’m completely excited with curiosity, and they open the trailer. Out jumps a black and white dog of an unknown breed, but it’s as happy as can be. She responds to Ollie, and they adopted her in Peru. She is 8 months old. I get some tips on entering Chile, as well as how the glaciers in El Calafate are to visit…
– Don’t miss this, the guy says.
After about 20 minutes, we go our separate ways, I towards San Sebastian and the Belgian couple towards Rio Grande. The weather during the day is sunny but quite chilly. The only thing that surprises me is when I manage to startle some Guanacos, which run away and have no problem jumping high like a horse.
In the late afternoon, the wind changes back and forth between side, head, and tailwinds.
Around half-past four, I reach the Argentine control, also called San Sebastian. I stop at the small café for coffee and a muffin.
No problems getting through. From here to the Chilean border and their San Sebastian is barely 14 km.
Here, there’s a bit more control, checking passports and other documents. I also have to fill out a form mostly for administrative reasons.
I stop at the border control, which has a room serving as the only restaurant.
Now I am in my 30th country during this Global Bike Journey that I started on April 1, 2017, and 39th overall if I count all my other bike trips.
Distans: 94 km
Average Speed: 15,3 km/h
Max Speed: 39,1 km/h
Cycling Time:06:08 h/m
Total Time:07;59 h/m
Medium Temp: 12,0 C
Max Temp: 21,0 C
Min Temp: 07,0 C
// The Global Cyclist 1726