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Peru or bust

Last year was one of the most hectic years I have ever experienced. Sold our farm in May, trailered most of our stuff to Edmonton, Ab, then flew back to Ontario and my wife and I rode the Wing (07) with camper trailer to Edmonton going thru some -2C weather north of the lakes, and getting wind blown on the prairies. Then, south, thru Crows Nest Pass and up through Central Bc, looking for a new home which we found in Clearwater, on the North Thompson River. The plan was to live in Edmonton, with our son, and look after his house while he spent a year in Peru with his wife, while the new home was vacant. Then in July, back down to Crows Nest pass with the Wing and camper, as a support team for our son, who was running the Sinister Seven race, then back to Edmonton, and then in August, up to Grand Cache as his support team for the Great Canadian Death Race, which he did complete. Then back to Edmonton, to prepare for a 10 week trip from Edmonton, to Lima Peru. For this trip, I purchased an 07 Versys since the Wing is not suitable for a trip like this, which turned out to be true in spades. We rode some great roads in the States (the Clearwater national forest, Pacific highway, and Avenue of Giants comes to mind), but these were not even close to what we encountered in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Never have I ridden such challenging roads, one of which scared the sh*t out of me.
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We shipped the bikes back by sea, and I flew back in November and due to changing circumstance, we are now in our new house in BC. Hoping this year will be just as busy and exciting.
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Edmonton to Lima? I think that qualifies as 'epic'.
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