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Chasing the Dakar – Pt. 4
Crossing the Andes the Hard Way
Our tour was organized by Rawhyde Adventures, BMW’s official off-road riding school which teaches guys like me to be Real Dirt Eating Men. Typically, I skipped the school. Also, to “qualify” for going on this adventure tour, one had to fill out a questionnaire asking about one’s dirt riding experience. I approached answering these questions as any ex-ad man might: lots of embellishment on the positives, not too much emphasis on the negatives. Net, I omitted the fact that the last time I’d ridden a motorcycle on dirt was 1993. This would come back to haunt me when crossing the Andes, which in this case included 250 kilometers of dirt road…
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