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Day 9

Bodoquena - Bonito

75 KM
sunny, hot
7:15 - 14:00

I crossed the Serra da Bodoquena on the dirt road to Bonito. More hills, more heat, more birds, more scenery - and almost no traffic. Sometimes it was a pretty tough ride and my bike started to make some strange creaking sounds. I'm getting a little bit worried about it.

Spotted animals: 5 toucans, thousands of parrots and 2 armadillos. Stupid little fellas, though. You can get close to 1m until they notice you and run away into the bushes, scared to death =)

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Survivor's breakfast: Soy milk, white bread and a can of sardines.

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dirt roads <3

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Posted by macondo 14:48 Archived in Brazil Tagged bicycle Comments (0)

Day 8

Miranda - Bodoquena

Tue 22.4

65 KM
sunny, 34 °C
9:30 - 16:00

Finally, the bicicleterias opened that day. Got a new polstered saddle for 23 R$. About the wheel, the guy touched it once (without knowing what exactly was wrong) and it was fixed. Not perfect - but hey, i could go on.
Leaving the Pantanal behind me, the landscape got significantly drier and hillier. From Bodoquena I continued another 5 or 6 km and (unfortunately) had to camp in plain visibility of the road. :S

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Jungle rash! Small water bubbles that burst when I touch them.

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New saddle, new weight distribution - nothing will stop me now!

Posted by macondo 14:33 Archived in Brazil Tagged bicycle Comments (0)

Day 5, 6 and 7

Miranda

19.4 - 21.4

0 KM
sunny days, but it bucketed down in the evenings

Slept. Recovered. Washed my clothes.
Had a good time in that small town with three hippies who are travelling around South America in an old VW Bug. We BBQed some chicken on the main street of Miranda and i even made the first steps of speaking Portuguese :P After hearing my story they kept calling me the "Brazilian Indiana Jones" ^^
Stayed one day longer as planned, all the bicicleterias were closed due to holidays.

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Posted by macondo 14:07 Archived in Brazil Tagged bicycle Comments (0)

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