Rest Day was spent preparing Mark's bike for shipment back to France. Unfortunately he went out on Day 5.
Aussie made, Aussie tough. Force Accessories custom clutch cover.
Sunset over the beach at Antofagasta
Roland Bruckner. He keeps Cyril Despres bike in top condition. He also has a taste for Bundaberg Rum.
Marc Coma's KTM 450 RR
Sleeply sea side village.
Our RV complete with Rally bike bull bar.
Still a crowd pleaser.
Jamie Chittick had some issues on his CRF but made it to the finish line.
The big sand hill at Iquique
A Mini?? not really...
No shortage of sand around here.
You can't see them, but there are trucks parked on the top left of this picture. Big sand hill??
I was no where near the top...just on a small rise to take this shot of the bivouac
Out of all these people, I managed to bump into a guy from Moruya, south coast NSW.
This would be fun in the sand!
Speed limited to 160km/hr, and using every bit.
Got to love a Kamaz
Last year, the competitors came down a different route to the bivouac.
If you think the Grand Canyon is big....this went on for kilometers.
Massive valley and the only sign of plant life
Right at the centre of this irrigation arc is a large tractor....oh you can only see a dot?
A bare hill, some white rocks, way too much time = billboard.