It was a pretty stressful start as Iberia left my bike in Madrid but 24 hours later I was on my way. Getting out of Santiago was a nightmare. After an hour I managed to find the Pan Am and the adventure began. As I only started at midday I knew I would only get around 100miles in. The going was good but in haste I forgot suncream and was soon lobster like. Rookie error. I then had to cycle the rest of the day in a long sleeved shirt. Hot! I finished my day by camping up behind an army camp. It wasn't too cold but I may have to rethink my mattress situation. This one might be too thin.
600 miles down. 17400 to go.