Coyhaique rest day
Clean the chain. Adjust the brakes. Some minor bike maintenance today.
Get a hot shower, organize my gear. Eat at a local restaurant. This town of 50,000 is last we’ll see for a while.
Schedule for upcoming days is posted. One more day of mostly pavement and then four days of gravel riding. 7500m of climbing and 567km of riding will be some long challenging rides.
This brings us to end of the road at O’Higgins. There is a two ferry + trail crossing here. Interesting blog from TDA two years ago describing that crossing: here
There are some extra rest days built into the schedule to allow for temperamental ferry crossings.
Most likely no updates with photos until El Chaltén on 7 or 8 December. Adventure awaits…
I’ve been reading about the O’Higgins to El Chalten trek. It appears to be one of those barely possible border crossings. It’s amazing that TDA does it in one day. There are quite a few blogs about it. Glad you have a rest day before that very long day, time to recuperate afterwards, contingency plans, and support. Hope you have good weather.