Had a sick day of riding with @lagerdawg. I found a random track online and we went out to explore what turned out to be a sweet network of trails near Los Llanitos with an epic waterfall cliff jump to top it all off!
It already seems like a long time ago that I was rolling past glaciers, over epic mountain passes, and across fjords with the one and only @hanna.c.johansson on @officialtriumphsweden's motorcycles!
As promised, the full ride-report and write up we published soon in @upshift_online!
Upshift is publishing stories from travelers on 6 continents around the world while Hanna is off adventuring her way through Australia. Keep your eyes on both of their Instagram accounts for inspiring travel content!
The long-abandoned lands of Minas de Sao Domingos, is almost unworldly. It's apocalyptic.
Its not necessarily a BAD feeling but it's always a different kind feeling, riding through man-made ruins versus natural beauty. Whether it's the remains of railroad yards in South America, the old structures of creepy mental asylums in the United States, or in this case, the polluted and ravaged lands of a sulfur and copper mine from the 1800s.
It's been almost 70 years since mining operations have ceased, but the land remains demolished. Since we had no idea what kind of chemicals were used long ago (and likely still remain in the soil) we were careful to ride through slowly, so as to not kick up and inhale dust.