So tired. Why can’t I sleep if I am this tired? I have slept 5 hours in the past 4 days, not good. I know I need to sleep but I just can’t seem to find the right bed. This bed is too soft, that one is too hard; ok shut-up Goldilocks and go to sleep. Then there is the construction, Goldilocks never had to put up with the non-stop hammering, I think every building in Peru is under construction. Why did I sell my tent, I could just pitch it behind that sand dune and sleep under the stars, can’t hammer in the desert.
My mind keeps playing tricks on me, drifting off to places I don’t want it to go; it does this when it is too tired. Need to sleep. I have been careless recently with the bike and think I have damaged the brand new chain and sprocket, now I need to get to Lima and have it looked at. Shit, I should have been more mindful of the bike, I let it slip and now it will cost me. Too tired to pay attention.
My body starts to ache, not while I am riding only when I stop, nothing hurts when I ride. Stretch more dummy! Follow your exercise routine. Too tired to exercise, tired because you did not exercise, now what do I do. If I could only sleep for more than 1 hour all would be well. I don’t seem to be able to be speak Spanish anymore, nobody understands me, wasn’t having this problem back in Ecuador, must be slurring my words.
I arrive in Lima and meet a contact through the Horizons Unlimited motorcycle network. Turns out he is a mechanic, he also knows a quiet Bed & Breakfast. My luck is changing, amazing how things just seem to work out. But wait it gets even better, my new friend invites me to the local Harley Davidson Club night out, just what I need a night out with some other bikers.
We all meet at TGI Fridays to kick things off.
Harley guy – “Greg, would you like to go to a lingerie fashion show with many beautiful Peruvian models?”
Me – “Yes, Yes I would” “I will sleep when I am dead”