Turns out Lima weather in October is a bit different than April - the whole time I was there it was overcast and grey… very grey. In fact I think I only saw the sun one time, and that was for a few hours when we went to an outlying neighborhood. But still an overload of honking horns, and the fluid chaos of rush hour traffic. We pedaled a bit, and also ventured to outer parts the city care of Peruvian connect and Lima native Luigi Viacava (whom I stayed with the first time I visited) via a few of his friends’ vehicles.
Like most road trips there were ups and downs, be it the noise, the excessive dust (Lima is pretty desert-like, and dust seems to coat the entire city), or the usual security issues, but there were definitely more ups - feasting at so many amazing veggie restaurants (Lacey and Dennis are more plant-based inclined these days) or Rich’s gourmet home-cooked dinners (he’s almost as good a chef as he is a filmer), we hit some key genuinely awesome terrain, plenty of laughs, and of course, with this group of uber-talented riders, plenty of amazing riding. Go peep the edit from the trip for evidence; it’s going to be a good one at that. - RD