Day 224 – Puerto Madryn to Tornquist, Argentina

Day 224 – Puerto Madryn to Tornquist, Argentina      04/02/11      Mileage: 442

The morning air was noticeable warmer than it has been which is certainly due to my progress north. I broke camp and got back on the road and was also delighted that the wind was calm. Now I was able to whip up the pace and really make time on the arrow straight roads across the bland scenery.

Sleepy cat…

Half way through the day I was able to switch back to my summer riding gloves…which I like riding with much better and haven’t used in weeks. It was all business though getting north…hopping from YPF station to YPF station. I was still on the road at sunset which compelled me to stop for the first time today to take a picture.

There were also some small mountains off to the east which not only made for a good sunset picture…but also might offer a good stealth campsite. So I hung a right off the main road and headed up into the mountains.

 Sure enough I found a wooded picnic area that fit the bill and I even had a picnic table…luxury! Tomorrow, it’s on to Buenos Aires…and another one off the life-list…

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3 Responses to Day 224 – Puerto Madryn to Tornquist, Argentina

  1. Jilly says:

    love the sleepy cat!! Hope your having some Churrascaria (do they call it that in Argentina?), try the cow hump, that was my favorite ;-)!

    • Lenny says:

      They call it asado…and it’s like 7 or 8 courses of meat! Vegetarians should just stay at home when the menu is asado! Lol!

  2. Arlene says:

    I THANK GOD YOU ARE OKAY AFTER READING YOUR COMMENT TO ME. I KNEW IT HAD TO BE A ROUGH TRIP AFTER WE SPOKE. THANKS FOR NOT GOING INTO DETAILS AND YOU CAN TELL ME ABOUT IT WHEN YOU GET HOME SAFELY. I WAS WONDERING IF THE BIKE WAS IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION ALL THE TIME WITH THOSE WINDS AND RAIN.

    I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE WITH HELENA & GUSTAVO. IT IS SO GOOD TO BE WITH PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND I HAVE A FEW DAYS OF NOT WORRYING WHERE YOU ARE SLEEPING. I KNOW YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY FOR A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOU REGROUP AND PRESS ON. PLEASE THANK THEM FOR ME.

    BE TALKING TO YOU . LOVE YA, MOM.

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