Written by: Jeff McMahan
Stars Bars & Scars and The Warriors pulled into Moyobamba in a little over an hour yesterday.
The hotel we found had HOT water, woohoo! Laundry servec as well, a GODSEND as my pants were about to stand up and walk away on their own!
On our way into town I spotted another mototaxi that had a large Slipknot graphic across the back of it. Travis and I quickly made friends with the driver Fernando. He led us through the town and to the hotel. He then led us to a mechanic where we had a full tune-up on both Mototaxis performed.
In a strategic move, we had the mechanic pull out the 125cc cylinder, head, and piston, replacing it a beefier 150cc version, same as the our partners the Warriors. We should be able to tackle the hills in style now, first and second gear just wasn’t cutting it.
So after a few Pisco Sours by the pool, we reconvene for dinner, spread the map out across the pool table, and after some calculations, come to the realization that we are over 300 miles FURTHER from the finish line than the when we started!!
After 4 days of driving, we are further…ugh. Time for plan B. We are going deeper into the heart of the Amazon…
Wish us luck.