Bolivia

Video: Bolivia – The Easy Way

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Bolivia – The easy way from Florian Schmale on Vimeo. In 2018 I crossed Bolivia on a bicycle. I choose an easy route – but really easy it was not. I got stuck in mud, stuck in the world biggest salt desert, Salar de Uyuni and got annoyed by a lot of flat tires. An […]

Chile

Chile: Living differently

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May/June 2018 Santiago With mixed feelings I cycle into Santiago. Big cities can be fascinating, but at the same time daunting. The traffic, the air pollution, the noise – after the last few months in the Patagonian wilderness it is a contrast that I have to get used to again. The streets are clogged with […]

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Gear

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After six years on the road it is finally time to introduce my gear and equipment. From now on you find this information as well on a page in the main menu. The Bicycle Intec M1 steel frame, 26” Shimano XT gear system Wheels: Exal SP 19 with DT Swiss Spokes, back wheel XT Hub, […]

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Chile: Carretera Austral-The rain is catching up

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The rain patters on my tent. More specifically, on my plastic tarp which I luckily could set up above it. Now the rain has finally caught me, the notorious rain of Patagonia. The last three weeks on the Carretera were pleasant, and contrary to the predictions of other cyclists, largely free of rain. Only at […]

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Patagonia: Cycling the Carretera Austral

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The air is gone. Not only am I flattened after the Paso Rio Mayer, but also my front tire is. No big problem, after all I have a repair kit and even a replacement tube. And the front wheel is easier to remove than the rear wheel. The panniers are quickly removed, the brake released, […]

Argentina

Patagonia: Of the pampa and the puma

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Of the pampa and the puma February 2018 The argentinian city of El Calafate is my next destination, to visit the famous Perito Moreno glacier. The route requires a bit of planning, because I need to cross the pampa again.