I forgot to mention that when I pulled my bike out of the hostel in Uyuni I was swarmed by people. I’m sure some of them thought I was a racer although it is obvious I’m not to people who know better. A Bolivian T.V. reporter came up to me and asked for an interview which I agreed to advising him I spoke little Spanish. I thought that was pretty cool and made sure he got a shot of the website address!
After we entered Chile we encountered some Dakar race vehicles making a highway transit between two sections. As we approached San Pedro we were following a race car that was diverted by a flagman to the course. The flagman thought we were racers and waved us to follow the race car. Pretty darn funny!