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Old 06-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Following the Equator, an Ecuador Fly-N-Ride

I have mentioned before that I am blessed, perhaps excessively, with a beautiful and understanding wife, three amazing kids, and a rewarding career.

At this stage of my life it works out best for me to ride the world in short installments...

In 2011 I rode through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu with my friend CulinT:





In 2012 I experienced Earthquakes, Beaches, Monkeys, and Crocodiles riding Costa Rica Solo



In 4 hours I depart for Ecuador to ride the center of the earth on a KLR 650, again accompanied by my good friend CulinT.


The ride report will continue when I return .




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Old 06-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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Me too, I'll be checking this out. Awesome!

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Old 06-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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Interesting to see where you go......
You'll like it here.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
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I have mentioned before that I am blessed, perhaps excessively, with a beautiful and understanding wife, three amazing kids, and a rewarding career.
I am starting to get a bit jealus here lol keep it up, subscribed!
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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Costa Rica, Two Up: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532923
A Weekend Bagel Tour: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=568464
WR's in NH and Maine: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733821
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:14 AM   #7
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #8
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Me too, I'll be checking this out. Awesome!

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I hope you will enjoy the ride report, Ecuador is an amazing country!

More to come soon.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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Interesting to see where you go......
You'll like it here.
Hectoglider,

Your Ecuadorian travels have been inspirational to me, and we are currently following some of your tracks.

It is amazing you are posting your ride report from the road; this is day 5 and it is the first occasion we have had reliable Internet access.

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Yea. Well as you can see in the RR we are operating a bit differently.
When you fly in for a dozen days of ADV, you wanna maximize. We on the other hand have been here a month, and iirc we had an 11 day stretch where 3 days were riding and the rest was parked with feet up.....
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I wish I was back on the beach in Ecuador!
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Pour it on.....
We are back, we survived, and the ride report will soon begin. In the mean time wizzerwheel and EvilClown have an excellent Ecuador thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881478

If that is not enough, hektoglider is just completing his Ecuadorian leg here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885887

That should buy me some time to go through all the pictures and videos



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Old 06-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #13
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Cast of Characters

CulinT and I were business partners for many years. He travels well, is young, and has a full head of hair:



I lack all of those traits but still enjoy a good motorcycle trip:





Britney was our surprise guest:






The Britney picture was acquired as a joke at a trade show 12 years ago and slipped into CulinT's suitcase. He was surprised to find her when he returned home.




Months later the office received a call; Culin T had forgotten materials for an important sales meeting and needed them overnighted across the country for early morning delivery. When he opened the FedEx during the meeting, to the great amusement of his colleagues, Britney fell out of the package onto the conference table.






Since that time Britney has made countless trips throughout North America, greeting the unprepared at sales meetings, seminars, trade shows, etc. Our Britney probably has more mileage than the real Britney, and has been a constant reminder to arrive prepared.




We are still not sure how Britney turned up in CulinT's suitcase in Quito, Ecuador!
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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Ride well. My brother and I probably will spend a few days on motos when we head to Ecuador in August to see family.

Look forward to reading more about your adventure!

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I hope you wash your hands after handling that thing.....
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A Weekend Bagel Tour: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=568464
WR's in NH and Maine: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733821
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