Just a quick update as I am packed up and ready to ride to Banos today.

Was a long flight back to Quito via Atl. Left at 6:30 am and arrived Quito at 10:30 PM….

Flights we uneventful and was glad to get back to South America.

Of course in Atlanta had a chance to charge up and connect witgh last minute calls and emails. Phone is now shut off again So I can only connect via email, FB, ADVrider and Skype

It was 11:30 or so after making it through Customs and immigration easily with no taxes on all the stuff I brought with me!

As I walked through the door, I get a hearty “Hello Mark, you made it” Larry is from BC and just bought a bike from Mike in Medellin, Colombia and is riding south. He has been following my ride report Very Cool Welcome back. Sat and talked for a couple hours.

Then up in the am to get things started. He had chain replaced and I needed to go get my Motorcycle!

Cheers to fellow riders

Antonio came and picked me up and drove me back to his home outside Quito where I stored my bike. Paid him $20 per month. Was a bit worried how it would be getting the bike running after 4.5 months… But I connected the battery back up, and she started right up

Stopped over to Freedom Bike Rentals to see Court and Sylvan. Had brought new TKC-80 tires with me, so I wanted t put them on. Court was really great and rode over to the tire guys who have a balancer and I got them both put on for the next part of my ride. Thanks Court!! Great guys if you want to fly and rent in Ecuador!


New tires on…..ready to ride.

Had a bunch of repacking and sorting to do…… But working on it now and then Larry and I will ride to Banos today!

Back on the road!