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Old 11-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #126
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I can't believe I forgot to add this: another major milestone of the trip.

We left La Esperanza and headed down the highway confident in the fact there would be signs on every road announcing when we were at the EQUATOR but no not on the road we were on, of course I could understand it, it was a winding twisting mountainous road with absolutely no place to stop. When we finally figured we were past the line we headed back up another road to find it

looking desperately for the equator

and then there it was

and the mandatory tourist shots

I really wanted to put the bike here but the rules forbid it

a little bit down the road we ran into major construction work on the road so while waiting I got the local police to strike a pose while standing beside his trusty vstrom 650

In the background you can see a huge lineup of vehicles ahead of us, when they opened the road for us we lane split past it and were on a clear road in about 7 minutes, ya gotta love it!!!

Next: back on track and in Banos de Agua Santa
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