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Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By BrianA
*************** Epilogue *************** ...

*************** Epilogue ***************

We landed in Atlanta and got through customs with nothing more than a cursory question or two. I was REALLY hoping the Customs official would ask me "Do...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
*************** we leave Ecuador ...

*************** we leave Ecuador ****************

The taxi ride through Quito was one filled with the music of honking horns. Rather than being irritating, Mulley and I found it to be funny. I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Thank you sir. I looked through your Costa Rica...

Thank you sir. I looked through your Costa Rica RR and thoroughly enjoyed it.



And thank you too. I hope you find the latter half equally enjoyable.
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
************* Day 9 ************** Mulley...

************* Day 9 **************

Mulley and I woke up, showered and ate breakfast. Breakfast was just as good as it had been the morning we started our ride.

And yes, the coffee was real...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
So the ride was over but the trip was not. ...

So the ride was over but the trip was not.

The report for Day 9 will be along soon, but in the mean time.....

Reviewing all the video clips and photos was a very rewarding investment of time...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Our ride now took us to lower elevations. But not...

Our ride now took us to lower elevations. But not too low as Quito sits at around 9,500 feet.

We found ourselves back into areas that were heavily farmed.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
The climb after we left Sigchos was pretty much...

The climb after we left Sigchos was pretty much slow and steady. No steep climbs with tight switchbacks. We just rode and got higher and higher in elevation. It was good.

Somewhere along the way...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
*************** Day 8 ************** So...

*************** Day 8 **************

So today was it. Our last day to ride in Ecuador.

Sometimes at the end of a trip it is nice for it to wind down. “It has been great but I'm ready to be...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Get me a ride in a Blackhawk and I'll consider...

Get me a ride in a Blackhawk and I'll consider it. :evil



I can't think of anything we found ourselves needing but not having.
In general I would offer as suggestions:
Good gear.
Good rain...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
We were soon below 1,000 feet and everything was...

We were soon below 1,000 feet and everything was much different. More people were seen on the roads and in houses along the road and in small towns along the way.

We rode a mix of dirt roads,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Thanks much! I am glad you are enjoying it and...

Thanks much! I am glad you are enjoying it and hope others are likewise.

I was asked a question regarding the pictures we took. Did we take pictures and videos specifically for a ride report or...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
*************** Editorial comment ...

*************** Editorial comment *************


Looking at hundreds and hundreds of pics has been a neat thing.

Sometimes I stop and just stare at one and almost will myself to experience...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Here is some video from the morning. The...

Here is some video from the morning.

The segments are shorter to keep the overall video shorter.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/x046LxpE9mA" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
One more pic before we left Salinas. Sharing it...

One more pic before we left Salinas. Sharing it because it shows a good example of the many, many motorcycles we saw over the course of 8 days.
Like the the guy's bike at the small chess factory we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
**************** Day 7 ******************* ...

**************** Day 7 *******************

Got a great night's sleep and woke to a beautiful morning. I got a shower and Mulley and I walked down to the lobby area and to the little dining area...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
A final comment about the sunset on Day 6. ...

A final comment about the sunset on Day 6.

It really was incredible. I have never watched the sunset into the clouds.

After Mulley and I pulled away we talked for a minute on the UClear. We...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Hey Court, Glad to see you found this...

Hey Court,

Glad to see you found this thread. It was a great trip and I thought I would share it here as well, hoping others will enjoy the story and the pics.

And nothing personal, but Mulley...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Well, that's as far as I have made it into the...

Well, that's as far as I have made it into the ride report.

Two more days of riding to go, and then a day of being "Generic Tourists" before we flew out of Quito at 11:30 Monday night.

I have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
As we made our way back up to higher elevations...

As we made our way back up to higher elevations we began to get closer to a thick layer of clouds. And it began to drizzle some.

Interrupting myself here: The words and pics that follow will,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Lunch and the next few hours of riding were all...

Lunch and the next few hours of riding were all between 9,500 and 10,000 feet. We saw more of what we had seen every day: Beautiful views. I guess if you lived there eventually the scenery would all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
**************** Day 6 ****************** ...

**************** Day 6 ******************

We woke up to a dreary morning with drizzling, light rain. No worries. Nowhere near enough dreary and drizzle to matter. It was going to be a great...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Now for some video. This is just raw clips,...

Now for some video.

This is just raw clips, straight off Mulley's Drift and my GoPro. Day 5 really was a good day of riding. We had variety in the morning including different road surfaces,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
How many ways can you describe “great” ? ...

How many ways can you describe “great” ?
Awesome?
Beautiful?
etc.

It was an afternoon of those.

Lunch in Las Pampas had been at 5,230 feet. It had been sunny and pleasant.

We would being...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
*********** Day 5 ************** ...

*********** Day 5 **************

Morning.
Day 5.
˝ way done.

Crap.....

After 4 great days Mulley and I both began to wonder if it was going to continue to be such good riding, such...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Some video from Day 4. 5 minutes. A sampling of...

Some video from Day 4.
5 minutes. A sampling of some of what we rode on Day 4.

The last minute and half are from some of the most fun stuff we rode that day.

Day 4: Samples of our riding on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Coffee..... From the first morning at the...

Coffee.....

From the first morning at the Hotel Reina Isabella and on through the ride as far as we had made it on Day 4 (Mindo), we had enjoyed some outstanding coffee.

I love coffee.

café...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
The road was dusty, but it was pretty good. The...

The road was dusty, but it was pretty good. The first section after lunch was mostly flat with lots of long straight sections. We made good time.

The good road.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
I guess this is a good time to address that...

I guess this is a good time to address that question.

Clearly when we were in and around the major cities like Quito and Quevedo we saw tons of traffic. Likewise when we were on major roads like...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
************ Day 4 **************** I...

************ Day 4 ****************

I showered and knocked on Mulley's door. He was ready and we walked around a few minutes prior to the restaurant opening. We got to see how nice the place was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Well, heck, don't stop at "looking"! Start...

Well, heck, don't stop at "looking"!
Start planning!

It really was a great trip. The riding was very good.
The scenery and people were fantastic.
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Here's some video of Day 3 afternoon. It was...

Here's some video of Day 3 afternoon. It was some good stuff.
We had a lot of video. I tried to pick some representative stuff and keep it to a reasonable length.

General summary:
Start at...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
I'm going to call "time out" here and share some...

I'm going to call "time out" here and share some personal thoughts.

The few lines about the "ghetto" and poor area and the folks playing volleyball once again reminded me of one thing: I am not...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
As I wrapped up my last post we were waving...

As I wrapped up my last post we were waving good-bye to the nice man and lady at the doorway to their humble restaurant. Lunch had been good and it was nice to interact with more wonderful...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
************* Day 3 ************** Just...

************* Day 3 **************

Just when you think it can't get any better............

Breakfast view

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15220093829_3bde2b444f_b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 11:06 AM
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Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
and Mulley posted this................... ...

and Mulley posted this...................


The super friendly and awesome motorcyclist that bought us pizza in Tulcan was named Marcelo.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
OK. So once again..... I kid. I kid. ...

OK. So once again.....

I kid. I kid.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15200576109_63cd2b3b36_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/padVGr)

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Day 2 afternoon was some very good riding and...

Day 2 afternoon was some very good riding and really, really beautiful views.

The road was good. Some of the better DS stuff we rode.

We would climb again after leaving Maldonado, getting...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
We came across the first banana trees we had...

We came across the first banana trees we had seen. I guess these are bananas. They looked to us like small green bananas so unless we ever learn otherwise, we'll assume they are small green bananas....
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Hey. I just realized we have not even made it to...

Hey. I just realized we have not even made it to lunch on day two yet!!

So much more to come.

Flat tires.
Night riding.
Coffee. More great coffee, Really. Great coffee.
And cheese and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By BrianA
Mulley and I slowed down. He carried his...

Mulley and I slowed down.

He carried his camera in a little pouch thing that was attached to the handlebars. Velcro strap I think.
I had a similar setup but his allowed him quicker and easier...
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