Later on we encountered a 2km section of road where they had loosely spread 18 inches of tennis ball size gravel that had become so deeply rutted we couldn't maneuver the bikes safely.
Walking back to ride Petra's bike ahead.
The final stretch into Uyuni was on the original ripio road, a welcome respite from the construction.
Furry cactus with fruit on the road to Uyuni.
We reached Uyuni by 4:30pm after seven hours of riding to cover just over 200km's.
Dinner in Uyuni was at a small cocina catering to locals - a hardy and delicious potato broth with peppers and other vegetables followed by vicuna stew with tomato, onion and rice, and a cinnamon tea for postres - all for 10 Bolivianos per person ( about $1.35CDN).
Tomorrow, the Salar...but I've said that before, haven't I!?