I am hanging out overlooking town square in small town of Irra. I can hear (and feel) loud music with definite thumping beat. Lots of people outside, some in the park, others on small shops. I was fortunate to find a room in “Hotel Central”, essentially the only hotel in town. It did take some work to carry my bike up two flights of narrow stairs. There is free wifi in the park, so am able to make this posting.
Today was a pretty ride along the Cacua river canyon.
La Pintada was still sleepy town when I departed, a contrast from evening before. Here I crossed the river bridge and there was town on other side as well.
Vultures sitting in the tree.
There were more opportunities for truck washes today. These guys were giving a good clean, but noticed my camera.
Side creeks are fairly muddy. Looked like these guys were sluicing for gold or other mineral.
Still many of these animal signs. Not sure if these are all to watch out for, or highway department is having fun getting all the different animals on signs.
Several spots with construction today. At several of these vendors had shown up to hawk food or drink to the drivers and bus occupants.
At 46km was La Felisa. Reports were the hotel didn’t allow bicycles inside. Otherwise, had a feel of a “truck stop” type of town.
Lots of eateries though.
Another of those animal signs.
In one of the construction zones, I even went through a tunnel. Fortunately, this one had lights.
Today was my brother’s birthday. Congrats Tom!
We were born on the same day, five years apart. Thank you for birthday greetings sent.
At 65km, reached small town of Irra. There was a hotel downtown. It did require carrying my bicycle up two narrow flights of stairs. I didn’t think there was wifi until later. From here, the route leaves the river canyon, so understand there will be more hilly terrain. No huge climbs, but a lot of ups and downs.