Is it some big secret that mountain biking is fucking HARD?! Why didn't anybody ever fill me in on it??
Our visit to Bariloche was a quick one, so we wanted to get out and cover as much ground as possible. With Reece just getting over the same bug I had in Pucón, we decided to take the ground-covering sight seeing "easy" with a bike ride through the lake district town.
Boy were we mistaken. Half the time was spent huffing, puffing, and walking our bikes up each increasingly steep hill. The other half of the time (for me at least) was spent screeching my brakes with hand numbing intensity while flying down trencherous mountain roads.
Luckily, the weather and scenery was absolutely, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Like most places we've visited, I would have loved to spend much more time there.