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Trail Tales of Enduro in South America
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Uncle Scotty's Little Secret

Posted by scottiedawg , November 08, 2016 · 5,300 views

Peru Honda CRF450X
Uncle Scotty's Little Secret

In my line of work, I run across moto enthusiasts from every corner of the planet. We all share the same passion which helps establish an instant connection. While living in Cusco, Peru, I find that the enduro crowd is quite limited. I can count the number of riders on one hand...That's coming from a city of 600,000 people.

 

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A little trouble getting over the water

 

Sometimes clients come from closer areas. There is a large dirtbike community in Lima, the capital city of Peru. The population of the city is roughly 10 million people. Dirtbiking is big in Lima! In fact, the local dealers have facilities set up at the ride staging area complete with bike storage, maintenance program, lockers, showers, and any part or accessory you may need for your bike. The mechanics are ready to fix anything at moment's notice, and are happy to get to work as you dump off your dirty bike after a long days ride. It is a sweet setup. Not cheap, but sweet!

 

Recently, a group of some of the top riders in Peru connected with me to guide them on a tour. I obliged and began the process of preparing for the ride. They told me they wanted to suffer. They had seen some of my videos that I posted to my Youtube channel and Facebook and wanted to take on my gnarliest route. Perfect!

 

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Suffering in Peru

 

I confirmed that they in fact wanted one of the toughest of my options. I reiterated that I didn't think they would all make it. I explained that it had never been ridden expect by me. I told them it was not very long, but oh so technical. Needless to say it turned them on for the ride! They couldn't wait.
Before they got here, I had the chance to do a little business with the group. As some of you may know, MotoMission Peru is a missional business. Our goal is profit, but with the final focus being on the children's projects we support with 100% of the profits. Because of the nature of how we do things, I made the pricing structure a bit different for this group. The group was large. In fact it was a group of thirteen riders. They each paid a guide fee as well as had another strange requirement.

 

The guys were given the sizes and ages of two children who are part of the Altivas Canas Children's project. Each rider was required to bring pants and a shirt for two kids. The group was making custom shirts already for each of the guys, so they added the sizes for the kids, purchased the pants, and brought an enormous bag of clothes to make sure each kid had something new to wear. In addition, the entire guide fees were thrown into the mix to purchase school supplies and other essential items for the project.

 

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This is the one they coined Scotty's Staircase

 

When it was all said and done, the ride was as much as they could handle. A few made it quite far along the trail. Nobody made it to the end. They all had a blast trying to conquer an almost impossible trail, debilitating altitude, and paralyzing fatigue.

 

They returned home with huge smiles on their faces while leaving behind enough clothes to provide each of the kids a new outfit and a batch of supplies to restock the shelves of the project. Dirtbikers are good folks. It makes no different which part of the world you are from, there is a common theme with riders. They know how to chip in and make a difference. So good to be part of that community!

 

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Misery with a smile

 

So now you can take a look at the ride. It was nothing short of spectacular. A good buttwhoopin' trail that made a few good men cry. Hope you enjoy the video. Stay tuned for the next one.
Scottidawg

 

 

Scott Englund is the owner operator of MotoMission Peru. They offer hard enduro tours through the Andes of Peru. 100% of the profits are used to support local social projects. If you are interested in booking a tour or want information about the mission, please contact us at Scott@motomissionperu.com.

 

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Holly Molly Gotta love those rock gardens.

Nicely done. Fun to watch.

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andi archer
Nov 14, 2016 12:14 AM

Are you part Billy Goat Scott those trails look awsome hee hee :D

Looks awesome. How do I get in on this. What a work out!!!

take me to your rock garden

About Scott Englund

Scott is a passionate dreamer filled with a positive streak that loves a challenge, a bit of risk, and the thrill of twisting a throttle. Scott lives with his wife and two daughters in Cusco, Peru. They operate MotoMission Peru, a hard enduro tour company that provides motoheads alike an opportunity to experience exotic moto tours through the Andes of South America. Their purpose is to start and operate businesses as volunteer entrepreneurs. The businesses they operate support local social projects with 100% of the profits. All of their social enterprise ventures have been located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America.
One of Scotts biggest passion is dirtbikes and enduro. He lives in a dirtbikers paradise where the mountains are as big as anyplace on Earth, The Andes. The climate is prime and the trails are endless.




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