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Old 05-28-2013, 03:55 AM   #166
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We're just riding around Ecuador until we need gas...



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Old 05-28-2013, 09:46 AM   #167
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Or moonshine....

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:00 AM   #168
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Having a full tank of gas

gives us a level of comfort when we're deep in the country. You never know where you're gonna get the next one. We usually have to depend on being able to find the local guy that sells gallons of gas out of his home. But it's always in the back of your mind and we seldom pass up the chance to top off when we can.
It's starting to get later in the afternoon...and that's another thing...finding a place to stay when out in the country. Little towns just don't have tourist facilities and we usually stay in places that traveling workmen use. So far that's been a room with a shared bath...but finding those can pose a challenge as well. So we start thinking about this about 4 in the afternoon, just so we don't have to do any night riding, which could be very, very bad.



We enter this very deep valley with steep walls on either side.




And hope we can find a place for the night...
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:43 PM   #169
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Yeah. They were selling more than just gasoline out of that booth. Dude on the far right was a happy customer.

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #170
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A couple more random shots of the day before we find our lodging for the evening...



Dave gets the sunscreen lecture from a local...



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Dave practicing his shrewd negotiation skills...



:pullsoutwadofmoney "How much?"




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Old 05-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #171
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I don't really want to beat this security stuff to death but if it helps just one traveler...


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The State Department is considering utilizing whizzerwheel to produce and star in a series of training videos to get this important safety message across...

Saw this guy over the weekend. Pretty sure this is what the 'perp' is going to look like...



...unless he's carryng feces.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:41 PM   #172
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Dave practicing his shrewd negotiation skills...



:pullsoutwadofmoney "How much?"




When you mention shrewd negotiating skills...you must mean something like these:





I'll try to take note from now on....
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #173
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Touché.




That was painful.

Pretty sure you were as shocked as I was when she gave us the total. Guess we shoulda asked first.



Ok. Brace yerself for some GoPro action.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #174
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Some point in the day before the gas stop...

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Old 05-28-2013, 07:43 PM   #175
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Passing through a village...

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Old 05-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #176
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:57 AM   #177
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Afternoon snack and fuel stop out of the way we're cruising along...



...checking out the countryside. With all of the 'rustic' surroundings along the way this police station sticks out like a sore thumb...



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As seen above, we come across what appears to be a hotel/restaurant...



...and apparently a gas station.



We decide it may not be a bad idea to call it a day as yesterday things got pretty sparse in terms of choices late in the afternoon.

As Dave mentioned earlier and my notes reflect - it was pretty early in the day. ~3:45 local time. This means we have some time to kill.

We decide to try our hand at decorating...



Being taller, Dave chooses the bunk bed so he has something to bitch about in the morning after kicking the footboard all night. There is the added option of a gear shelf, though.

Once the bikes are unloaded we stroll next door and grab a coupla ice cold warm beers and alternate between them and huffing our riding boots...



...before Dave starts whistling the theme song to this...



Mom was right. They did spoil our appetites...



...we're not going to be hungry for dinner for sometime. Might as well sit just back and reflect on the day. Update the map highlighting...



Maybe even break out the video camera.

Let's get started with our Honda/Suzuki/Freedom Cycles review...

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Old 05-29-2013, 04:03 AM   #178
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enjoying the show...............

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:02 AM   #179
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It's time

for a little gear review action....

Giant Loop:




Enduristan:



This was early in the trip and I know a few things changed with the tank bag at least...maybe EC would want to elaborate...maybe not.




A few miles back, we came across this road heading up out of the valley....we discussed backtracking a little bit tomorrow and seeing where this goes....





in the meantime we decided to go for a little walk and explore the area. We had each been secretely hoping for a evening stopping place where we could soak in the Termales. According to the map, there was a little icon that indicated there were termales in the area... but we also were a little gun shy about finding a place to stay. There are no towns nearby, down the road, on the mapa.




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Old 05-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #180
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Great stuff guys. Thanks for all the cool ride vids.

And hey... bet that big worm tastes just like chicken.
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