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Old 06-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #196
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I don't understand

Just how these little communities function. I realize (and try to factor) that I'm looking through my own perspective and expectations...but these are very isolated little towns by any standards, and they're not at all unusual. In fact they are surprisingly common. At certain times of the year they get even more isolated when a landslide cuts them off for days or maybe even weeks, until the government comes and repairs the road. These are the things that make me wonder....





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I'm off track a little bit here....so we see this college...in a very unlikely setting and just have to see whats going on. We are quickly met by a couple of people who appear to be in charge and offer/insist that we take a tour of the facility. We accept....hell, I need as much education as I can get, maybe some knowledge will eventually stick. So we abandon our concerns and leave all of our posessions on the bikes and head off for the tour. In spite of our communication barriers we learn this is a agricultural college....a dead give away considering its name. They have about 150 students that are out in the fields working. They are teaching fish farming, crop farming, animal farming...



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Cuy....or guinea pigs...Nope, these aren't pets. They're the main course, plato de casa.





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EC right after enrolling




EC....I'll be back in a few months to pick you up.....
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #197
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #198
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Moments like 02:32+ keep you on your toes...

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:24 AM   #199
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Good on ya if you've endured all of these videos.


We spend the morning exploring deep into the unmapped road system...



One of my favorites. May even be a repeat.



It's never easy being lead dog...



...even when you're not heading any place in particular. There's always a certain pressure.

We make our way back. It didn't suck...



Well, except having to pass the farmer with the cows on the loose part. Sorry, amigo.



Time for a guabo break...



...



...before we continue...



We briefly wonder where that road would have gone before we continue...



...back to the college we passed earlier on the other side of the village...

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:41 AM   #200
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I've really got to work on my Spanish...




...and editing GoPro footage.

Thankfully, whizzerwheel is up on his lingo game a bit more and scores us a tour of the facility.

For no particular reason we're a little hesitant to leave everything behind but we do and follow along for a stroll around the grounds.

Our guide...



...his lovely assistant...



...and one of the workers on the farm...



Apparently, they could see our fascination with cuyes.

Instead of cooking a coupla them up for us we get to sample some fresh fruit on the way to the various sections. Not complaining. It was quite good!



Our guide was into MX racing at one point and if I understood him correctly his brother was a national champion at one time in the 450 class.



Of course, getting back to our bikes we had no reason to be concerned about our shite. Danged State Department putting thoughts into our heads...

We thank our very gracious hosts, say our farewells then head down the road.

It's getting to be late morning/early afternoon by now. Not having gained any ground we motor past our hotel and continue down the road secretly scanning the landscape for those termales we missed last night. They didn't exist.

Eventually we come to an intersection where the sign points to a town our map shows the roads running through so now it's my turn to lead us down a deadend...



We have a look around the village...



...before realizing we have to turn back to the intersection...
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #201
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Great vids guys! It's like riding along with you... giant man eating worms and all.

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #202
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Sticking with our theme of "rigid flexibility" we continue on down the valley.




...




A beautiful clear day and the riding couldn't be better....





Except the map shows that the road comes to a dead end. Being optimistic by nature we figure there must be some way to get through.




EC checks our bearings....





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Riding for click after click and there's absolutely no traffic and nobody around. We're surprised by this scene on the side of the road....




Lots and lots of tomatoes....makes me realize once again how lucky I am to be able to ride around the country on a motorcycle.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #203
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If we're heading anywhere, we're heading to Mindo...



We may or may not make it there but we're going in that general direction.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #204
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And in spite of what the map says....




There is a bridge across the river....
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:36 AM   #205
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How about a nice rip through the mountains this morning?



Keep an eye on the sky. Looks like we may be in for some weather.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:46 AM   #206
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We make it to some little town, not too sure which one it is since the map makes no sense, at all. I'm trying to make a critical navigation decision and suddenly Mike can't hear....




Fortunately and miraculously, it turns out to be a temporary condition....


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Old 06-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #207
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Love the critical navigation decision.....
Do you use the coin toss? Or pull straws?
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Mike may have had a temporary hearing loss but...

His eye sight is excellent!

ADVer's must look at pretty girls. It's the rule guys.
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Love the critical navigation decision.....
Do you use the coin toss? Or pull straws?

Scissors, rock, paper....


Enjoying your ride report Hektoglider....looks like you covered some serious territory.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #210
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Mike may have had a temporary hearing loss but...

His eye sight is excellent!

ADVer's must look at pretty girls. It's the rule guys.


R-W....Don't know what you're talking about....
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