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April 22nd, 2012 | Colombia

Calling Colombia…!!

Leaving Quito early on a Sunday morning, meant that we had little of the traffic that the city is renowned for, to contend with…!! We all refueled just a short distance from Ramiro’s house, and I advised my friends that “this tank will take me all the way to Pasto”, which was only 360 km […]

April 21st, 2012 | Ecuador

Quito is Quite Nice…!!

We had just one day available to us to see Quito, and there were other things we needed to do too… Fabio needed his riding boots repaired, and Tom needed to buy a new rain jacket… I was hoping to find a new pair of finger-less gloves, which I prefer to ride with because it […]

April 20th, 2012 | Ecuador

Long Ride to Quito…!!

The first 80 0dd km north of Montanita were a dream start to the day… A great surface; a tight, twisting road that tested our focus… Sea vistas off to our left, mountains shrouded in mist on our right, and lush undergrowth all around… Fabio and I took off like bats out of hell…Eager to […]

April 19th, 2012 | Ecuador

Finally, we get to Montanita…!!

We left Naranjal later than we intended, but knowing that we only had 300 odd km to ride and no borders to cross, we could afford to take it easy… The ride north to Guayaquill was uneventful, except for the fact that just south of Ecuador’s second largest city, we became separated… I was riding […]

April 17th, 2012 | Ecuador

Into Ecuador…!!

Tom and Fabio were up as early as I was, ready for what we expected to be a long ride up to the resort town of Montanita on the Ecuador coast… Tom and I went for a quick swim in the flat and clam waters of the Pacific, which was barely 50 metres from our […]