Lately I have been getting on Google Earth and you guessed it, Zooming In. As we start the year and the finish off the decade, I am now looking at 2020 and the next 10 years as my chance to zoom into and look for those tiny roads that get overlooked.
Since Moto Patagonia is based at the start of the very popular Carretera Austral we get tons of request to ride this road and even more questions regarding how to do it, when to do it, and what the best stops to make are. Its famous for good reason.
However, I have started to look around our own region of Los Lagos and even to the north of us at some very interesting roads around some heavily volcanic areas and even some coastal areas. I’ve started to research new roads to explore, ones that do not appear unless you zoom in all the way and move around slowly. It is amazing what can be found doing this. The next step is to go ride them all and start building routes to share.
Sometimes we all get hyper focused on one area or a certain destination and we end up blowing past lots of great roads that could be an amazing addition if we only took the time to search them out.
My 2020 challenge to myself and to you is to search out these lesser known roads. Let’s see what we can find and go out and explore some new routes that may not be as popular as others but offer the same great riding. They are out there and zooming in at home will get us all excited to get out and see what they offer.
I hope you all have a great 2020 with lots of smiles per mile on two wheels!