Spent New Year's Eve up on a 11,300´pass leading into the Rio Maranon Valley which was freakin amazing!! Took me all day to descend 8500´of vert down to the swelting heat of the upper 90´s at the river,felt just like the grand canyon! So me and a aussie couple biking got at 3 am yesterday to beat the heat and start climbing back out. Biggest climb Ive ever done touring and it the road was crap too boot! So now I´m in the nice town of Celendin resting up. My problem knee is giving me problems and I´m re-thinking how the rest of this trip is going to pan out.