Bala

Author's details

Name: balasundaram bangaru
Date registered: June 25, 2014
URL: http://www.freebuffalo.co.uk/

Latest posts

  1. A short bicycle ride in Cuba — April 29, 2017
  2. Back to London — March 29, 2016
  3. Anchorage (Alaska, USA) to Ushuaia (Argentina): The finale, El fin, Le final — February 19, 2016
  4. Bariloche to El Calafate: Patagonian adventure — January 25, 2016
  5. Santiago to Bariloche: Riding the Pacific coast in Chile and the seven lakes route in Argentina — December 28, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Anchorage (Alaska, USA) to Ushuaia (Argentina): The finale, El fin, Le final — 12 comments
  2. Back to London — 11 comments
  3. Huaraz to Huancayo: some mountaineering and more riding — 11 comments
  4. To Guadalajara — 10 comments
  5. Christmas with the Canadians (French speaking) — 9 comments

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Apr 29 2017

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A short bicycle ride in Cuba

After a brief period of lull it was time to revive the cycle touring spirit albeit with a short tour, a very short one, compared to the previous journey. The criteria to select the place was warm weather and a place where I have never been. Cuba met this criteria and more – this country …

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Mar 29 2016

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Back to London

Buenos Aires was hot all day and every day and it was a perfect place for a bit of chilling, reminiscing and future planning. This time was also used to catch up with some of my friends and also to organise a job and a place to live in London on my return. There was …

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Feb 19 2016

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Anchorage (Alaska, USA) to Ushuaia (Argentina): The finale, El fin, Le final

The end was in sight and the countdown began. After El Calafate the next bigger place was Puerto Natales in Chile and there was a 70 km ripio (Spanish for gravel roads) section in between. I took the 75 km detour to avoid this even though it meant some potential headwinds when heading west from …

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Jan 25 2016

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Bariloche to El Calafate: Patagonian adventure

Patagonia region spans over two countries, Argentina and Chile, and were quite distinct. There were several gravel road sections which my road bike tyres didn’t like and this  on its own provided for some adventure. After Bariloche, the theme of lakes and mountains continued for about two days until El Bolson after which I had …

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Dec 28 2015

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Santiago to Bariloche: Riding the Pacific coast in Chile and the seven lakes route in Argentina

My time in Santiago flew by and I could have easily stayed there longer. It was time to leave because things became too familiar and it was not the time to return to ‘normal’ life. I really liked this place though. I had originally planned a six days ride to Concepcion another big city in …

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Nov 28 2015

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Mendoza to Santiago: Crossing the Cordillera into Chile

This would be the last big pass in this trip about 3200m high. I will be going over some passes further south but none of them above 1500m. Leaving Mendoza was straightforward I just had to head towards the mountain. The highway was pretty busy and after the turn off the road became narrow with …

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Nov 02 2015

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Salta to Mendoza: Some good road riding in Argentina

Long flat roads, good weather, good quality food and friendly folks all along – riding in Argentina felt like holiday riding except for the winds. What is life without some challenges anyway. Cafayate was out of the way but some diversions are allowed especially if it involved a climb, a 3000m pass. On leaving Salta, …

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Sep 30 2015

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La Paz, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina via the Salar

The city of La Paz was almost the shape of a bowl, the side wall was about 350 meters in height and was packed with houses. The cable car that runs up and down was the quickest way of getting to the top part called El Alto. Unfortunately bikes can’t be transported in the cable …

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Sep 10 2015

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Cusco to La Paz: Bienvenidos A Bolivia

Tourist life for two weeks in Cusco went well and it was time to get going. Dan and Gina ( https://fatcycling.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/snow-to-sweating-bikepacking-the-salkantay-pass) whom I met in Cusco were interested to visit the salinas in the sacred valley. We quickly made a plan to do a short loop around Cusco. I had visited the sacred valley on a …

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Aug 23 2015

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Huancayo to Cusco: A visit to Machu Picchu

There were several 4000 metres passes between Huancayo and Cusco. The first day was a 17 Km’s climb to the top at 3900m after which it was downhill and some flat roads to the village called Quichas where I camped out in a school. The next day was an excellent ride along the river for …

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