I feel so motivated and strong all day
Having survived the Peruvian headwinds gives me a boost in confidence. The road now turns inwards and I ride through a dry and mountainous desert landscape. It’s tough climbing out of the valleys with climbs of up to 20 km. It’s the beginning of the mighty Atacama, the driest place on earth. I ask a local in a restaurant how long it didn’t rain. He said: “14 years, not a single drop”. Hard to imagine.