By the time we reached Celendin we had decided to stop and clean the bikes. Mud had lodged into the radiator decreasing the ability to cool. The fans seemed to run all the time. We found a car wash and while there someone in the group looking on, noticed that Chuck had a leak from one of his front forks. We checked the others and all four forks were leaking, two on each bike. We did some quick checking on the internet and found the nearest KTM dealer with new seals was in Lima. We changed our plans and decided to spend the night in Cajamarca, and go from there to Lima.
We had heard the road from Celendin to Cajamarca was asphalt. That was mostly a lie. We beat more crap out of the bikes and the clean bikes we started with in Celendin was now again packed in mud. We stayed in a nice hotel on the square in Cajamarca and left the next day for Lima.