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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 1,062,923
Posted By CourtRand
GREAT PHOTOS! Excellent report! Thanks for...

GREAT PHOTOS! Excellent report! Thanks for sharing the beauty of Ecuador!
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 23,963
Posted By CourtRand
[QUOTE] Then, I got a flat. They gave me a...

[QUOTE]
Then, I got a flat. They gave me a snot-on-a-string to fix it, and a compressor.



http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy318/spaghettiturbo/IMG_6975_zps0b8475f8.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,803
Posted By CourtRand
Good to see you all enjoying yourselves in...

Good to see you all enjoying yourselves in Bolivia. How's the food? What is your favorite dish of the three? Chicharoon con choclo, choclo, or Chicharron?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By CourtRand
Wicked Glad to see we got you hooked on the good stuff!

Glad to see we got you hooked on the good stuff!
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,867
Posted By CourtRand
Jim Thanks very much for taking the time to...

Jim

Thanks very much for taking the time to document this first running of our High Andes, Deep Amazon Tour....
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By CourtRand
I agree, Mindo Ecuador is an excellent stop to...

I agree, Mindo Ecuador is an excellent stop to see a small organic chocolate factory and to visit the Caskafessu coffee plantation. Other stops for coffee in Ecuador would be in Maldonado, Carchi...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By CourtRand
Buy your tires in the states - they are about...

Buy your tires in the states - they are about twice the price in Ecuador. If you don't have the right size you can easily sell them...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,910
Posted By CourtRand
I had a similar experience with him when I rode...

I had a similar experience with him when I rode my Buell to Ecuador back in 2008 from NYC - he has to be the worst Harley Dealer in the world - a complete douchebag.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,910
Posted By CourtRand
Now you see why we don't own Harley's in...

Now you see why we don't own Harley's in Ecuador...

I wish I could have helped you with getting a tire...the Quito Harley Dealer is not exactly a friendly place...
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By CourtRand
thanks for the heads-up. Honestly the best way...

thanks for the heads-up. Honestly the best way to ship a small box to Ecuador is by USPS - Fedex, UPS, DHL all suck when it comes to delivering to Ecuador. USPS has always been the fastest and most...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
Posted By CourtRand
Awesome ride! You were a great person to have...

Awesome ride! You were a great person to have along! We hope to have the pleasure of riding with you in the future. Good luck with Africa and don't forget to look for a job here in Ecuador!
Forum: Latin America 05-16-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By CourtRand
SOAT is not required for visitors but I highly...

SOAT is not required for visitors but I highly suggest you purchase it for a month - it will keep you out of trouble should something happen, like you hit someone running across the road without...
Forum: Latin America 04-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By CourtRand
Ecuador is very good - much faster than Peru but...

Ecuador is very good - much faster than Peru but only if you do things correctly.
1. your shipment must weigh less than 4 kilograms and have a value of less than $400. Shipments that meet these...
Forum: Latin America 04-27-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By CourtRand
You may receive stuff at our office in Quito. ...

You may receive stuff at our office in Quito. Just let me know the tracking number and when to look out for it...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 56,774
Posted By CourtRand
Great pics - glad you found Greg and the Canoa...

Great pics - glad you found Greg and the Canoa Beach Hotel - Canoa is the perfect mix of having enough going on but still being able to have a nice tranquil time at the beach. That workaway...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 107,179
Posted By CourtRand
Good to see you guys getting off the main roads. ...

Good to see you guys getting off the main roads. That's definitely the way to see Ecuador - the country is best seen on back roads... I hope Raphael gave you some ideas - sorry I missed you while...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 94,097
Posted By CourtRand
excellent river crossing. Do you have a...

excellent river crossing. Do you have a video?:clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 56,774
Posted By CourtRand
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1601238_10152398613997526_7022568718740629889_n.jpg

David, it was nice to meet you today. Hope you enjoy the ride to the coast and...
Forum: Latin America 04-09-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By CourtRand
we look foreward to seeing you in Ecuador!

we look foreward to seeing you in Ecuador!
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,275
Posted By CourtRand
:y0! Thanks for the recommendations - we'd love...

:y0! Thanks for the recommendations - we'd love to see you in Ecuador and I would like to suggest you consider joining the first ever running of our new High Andes, Deep Amazon tour...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 107,179
Posted By CourtRand
very nice writing, photos and documenting of your...

very nice writing, photos and documenting of your voyage. There is a difference between a traveller and a tourist and you are definitely a traveller. A traveller actively seeks out experiences...
Forum: Latin America 03-30-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By CourtRand
Generally you can keep your bike here in Ecuador...

Generally you can keep your bike here in Ecuador for up to 90 days legally. If you are not planning to come back, you can usually leave the country without checking out and enter Peru. If you don't...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 334,839
Posted By CourtRand
Great pics! Great ride report! Welcome to...

Great pics! Great ride report! Welcome to Ecuador!

Have a stop at our shop in Quito and we can show you some great routes, great places to stay and help you with any parts / mechanical issues you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 56,774
Posted By CourtRand
Any recos on places to stay in Quito close to...

Any recos on places to stay in Quito close to you?[/QUOTE]

- a good biker - hostel just 3 blocks from us is the Casa Helbling - http://www.casahelbling.de/en/

We look forward to seeing you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 56,774
Posted By CourtRand
Glad to see you are having a great time. We will...

Glad to see you are having a great time. We will be happy as well to show you some of the best roads to take in Ecuador and help you with any thing you need when you get to Quito. Just stop in our...
Forum: Latin America 03-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By CourtRand
and if you need parts we can help you also source...

and if you need parts we can help you also source from our partner, MAX BMW in North Hampton NH. We order parts from them for our BMW bikes and can get them a lot faster than BMW Quito...

But let...
Forum: Latin America 03-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By CourtRand
If you still need the contact info for Alvarez...

If you still need the contact info for Alvarez Barba try calling Ivan Ricaurte on his cell +593 (0)999-046-641 or send an email to him irmotos@alvarezbarba.com.ec

But you might want to stop in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,136
Posted By CourtRand
fantastic photography! beautiful. You guys are...

fantastic photography! beautiful. You guys are doing things right!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10,337
Views: 342,642
Posted By CourtRand
Hey guys - glad to see you are contemplating a...

Hey guys - glad to see you are contemplating a ride here. I just wanted to correct you - October and November are very dry months here and the "rainy season" is not like the rainy season in Costa...
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By CourtRand
I agree with all of the recommendations above,...

I agree with all of the recommendations above, Canoa is a great place, further north is Mompiche - ride on to the beach at low tide and head north and you'll find some inexpensive cabins on the beach...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,442
Posted By CourtRand
just read the post entirely. Sorry for catching...

just read the post entirely. Sorry for catching this late!

I am very glad to see you are going with Charapa- looks to me like he has also a top notch operation there in Peru. Let us know if you...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,442
Posted By CourtRand
Mopulga - thanks for the reccomendation. We...

Mopulga - thanks for the reccomendation.

We have had a couple of father/daughter riders on our self-guided and guided tours here. They both had a great time (and left us very good reviews on...
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By CourtRand
standing by if any assistance is needed in...

standing by if any assistance is needed in Ecuador we have a good network of contacts around the country that can help you...let us know (email or phone) if there is anything we can do to make sure...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 1,070,367
Posted By CourtRand
I am on the coast of Ecuador - in Canoa - its...

I am on the coast of Ecuador - in Canoa - its been beautiful here - lots of clear skies and stars at night - its one of the best times to be on the coast of Ecuador, this time of year...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 94,097
Posted By CourtRand
Just caught up a little with your...

Just caught up a little with your RR....:clapLoving the pictures and the big steaks! What a great time! Wish I was there! Glad to see your trip is going so well!
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By CourtRand
Bouldergeek - we can help you with storage in...

Bouldergeek - we can help you with storage in Ecuador - let us know - we'll be happy to help.
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By CourtRand
Justin - stop into our shop - we have VERY well...

Justin - stop into our shop - we have VERY well maintained motorcycles to sell (I dont want to list which ones here) that we can get rid of to rotate and freshen up our stock... I wouldnt suggest...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By CourtRand
Thanks everyone! We are glad to be able to be a...

Thanks everyone! We are glad to be able to be a resource to those riding in our neck of the woods!
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 1,062,923
Posted By CourtRand
We hope to see you in Quito! Be sure to stop in...

We hope to see you in Quito! Be sure to stop in and we can help you with a map and some great routes here...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By CourtRand
Because of the import restrictions and quotas,...

Because of the import restrictions and quotas, there won't be any new DR650's in Ecuador until March - its the same for most other bikes. The only thing you can buy right now is a KLR650 - we just...
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