Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Driving in Peru...again

This is a BIG Mission, about 16 hours driving time from one end to the other.  There are no divided highways, and none with more than two lanes, one in each direction.  The state of repair of these roadways is at times...unremarkable.
Which may explain the plethora of vulcanizadoras, or tire repair places.
You get the picture. 
Anyway, there are lloonnngggg stretches, hours at times, without even these excellent establishments to help out.  For that reason, I presciently brought a good strong air pump and a tire repair kit.  So, when the left rear tire started screaming while going around corners and acting weird going down the long drop from mountains to jungle,
the diagnosis was quickly made,
and we piled out and got to work.  
In not too much time, we had the hole patched and the tire refilled.  Of course, this left time for other important pursuits.
So far, the repair has held up through another couple thousand kilometers on marginal roads.
May your tires never flatten and your spears fly straight.
Dave & Paula

1 comment:

Patti said...

It's one thing to have a repair kit. It's another to be able to use it. Well done!