Entries in 'Welcome to the Jungle'
Kidney Splitting 105 Degrees in the Shade

Kidney Splitting 105 Degrees in the Shade

September 28, 2009 by 13 Comments

After leaving the town of 50km I headed to Tucurui with about 1L of fluids…bad idea. I have found that my perception of the conditions I´d be facing in the Amazon have been quite off so far. This has truly been a desert journey to this point.

One Hundred Mile Day and a Baptism of Fire on the Fazendas

One Hundred Mile Day and a Baptism of Fire on the Fazendas

September 27, 2009 by 45 Comments

I started the day´s ride at 5:30am and left the pavement behind me. Even at this hour I was sweating like a madman as I negotiated the washboard dirt road with my 100+ lb rig. I was right to be nervous the night before.

Indians, Desert and 10,000 ants

Indians, Desert and 10,000 ants

September 27, 2009 by 3 Comments

The ride from Igarape-Miri to Cameta´ was fairly easy going. I started at dawn to beat the absolutely life zapping sun and made it to the river Tocantins where I recieved some daunting news.

29th Birthday in Igarape-Miri

29th Birthday in Igarape-Miri

September 24, 2009 by 27 Comments

Not only is it my birthday but also the day of the Acai Festival in Iagarpe-Miri. This was my first full day of cycling and the Amazon is HOT!

Tudo Bem From Belem

Tudo Bem From Belem

September 23, 2009 by 20 Comments

This is my first full day in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon river and at the edge of the jungle. So far I have assembled my bike (with some issues), figured out the land line (SAT phone is having issues) and took a quick ride around this huge city.