I am getting ready this morning to ride to Loja Ecuador. It is kind of wet and cool here this morning with fog in the mountains, and Loja is 200kms south, through the mountains. I know 200kms doesn't sound like much but we'll see how it goes.
If I spend the night in Loja I'm fairly close to the Peruvian border and the road from Loja is a big descent to the border.
It's nice to get to borders fairly early in the day if you can arrange it.
Talk to you from Loja