9 April 2016

Bike Trip to Laguna Chica

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Today I borrow my landlord's moutain bike and do some maintenance (lubricate the chain, adjust brakes and saddle), so that I can do a bike trip. My destination today is the lagunas near San Pedro.

View over Río Biobío, back to Concepción:

As soon as you leave civilization behind, you're on dirt roads through the woods. Nice that I have a mountain bike!

View of Laguna Chica:

Monocultures of eucalyptus, deforestation, erosion:

But to sit in the sun, having a break, is a dream. Just like summer, it's so hot I want to jump into the laguna.

El Copihue, Chile's national flower:

An exposure at a forest road shows a thin layer of quartz over a dark (sediment?) rock.

On Puente Llacolen, view of Concepción centre: