We're not even halfway through Peru. The scale of this place is, at times, unreasonable. Reading the signs along the road, the country claims to house the highest/longest/deepest features on the planet. The claims are not always accurate, but whether something is the third or thirteenth highest in the world, it's still a sight to behold. Peru has offered mythical-sized versions of mountain passes, switchback counts, waves, tunnels, waterfalls and even parties in pueblitos. The sheer size of this country is maxed and to traverse it on tiny bicycle has been humbling. Progress is slow, but it's all felt well worth the time and effort. Today we'll leave Huaraz, the trekking hub for the Cordillera Blanca, juiced up on a couple day's rest, excitement for the road ahead, and the fuzzy-headed remnants of a few bon voyage Pisco Sours shared with our friend Kate, a fellow cyclist working her way south on a homemade bamboo bicycle.