Day 5 – Tuesday March 1: the Bariloche Bike Caper
So the plan was to get a big 12-person van, driven by the experienced and clever Marcello, and to drive across the Chilean/Argentine border about a hundred miles north. We would get the bikes, assemble them and ride them back across the border. No transportation papers necessary! And so we did, with all of us gaping out at the glorious mountain scenery. It took all day and part of the evening as we passed by pointy mountains and volcanoes, forested rivers, town and settlements. In the end we had a late lunch in Chile, secured our bikes and rode them back across the border. Now we’ll ride them south and back across the border, con gusto.
So the late late dinner was filled with good humor and hope and we collapsed in our beds well after midnight.
One more day tweaking our machines and scoping out the countryside. Then the ride begins. Bring it!