The journey spanned from the mountain cities of Abancay to Huancayo. I thought this journey would take me two days, with a stopover in Ayacucho. Leaving Abancay, however, I missed my turn and rode for two hours in the wrong direction, thoroughly enjoying the road, blissfully unaware of my mistake. Once I became aware of my error, a slight state of panic set in. You see, it was going to be a long day already, likely nine hours on the road (though it is very hard to tell how much time a road is going to take in Peru based on maps). I knew this mistake would cause me to have to navigate in the dark, through some intense mountain roads.