On January 15, 2017, Rick Ellis suffered a serious heart attack while riding his motorcycle and passed into the presence of the Lord. For more information please visit ellis.cl/rick This site will be left as-is.

Ride to Chile

From Oregon to Chile, a motorcycle adventure by Rick Ellis

Peru - Days 1 and 2

November 15, 2016

Coming down from the lush green of the northern Andean mountains, I arrived in Piura, Peru to begin my trek through the deserts of Peru and northern Chile. Admittedly, this was the portion of the trip I wasn't looking forward to.

Although the coast of Peru is desert, the Andes receive rainfall and snow, so every so often a river cuts through and allows for towns and crops.

I found the "mototaxis" and motorcycle trucks fascinating.