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Old 09-09-2005, 02:35 PM   #61
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Posted September 9, 2005





GOOD NEWS....... THE BIKE WILL BE HERE ON TUESDAY!
On Thursday we were walking are legs off, and heard there was a British lady in town that was on a BMW, riding around the world! Hey, there are only 1,800,000 people here. Lets try and find her. We had heard she was having problems with her bike and found out that there was a good BMW motorcycle dealer in town. Also checked her out at www.HorizonsUnlimitied.com which is a very useful site for long distance travelers. We found a lady traveling on the web site named Cynthia Milner, doing it on a R80GS.


So, on the bus and across town, and lo and behold, we find Cindy. Her valves were bad due to bad gas in Peru, so she was having a complete top end performed. She has almost 250,000 miles on the bike.







She had a bad accident in Southern Chile on May 2nd, 2005 and broke her collar bone, punctured her lungs and broke 4 ribs. The bike was nearly totaled. The BMW required a new frame, forks, wheel, brakes and a lot of other things which she rattled off very quickly in her British ways. Ed and MaddBrit...... Before you ask, yes she smokes!

Cynthia was very lucky. This happened at about 50 MPHs.







To brake a spoked wheel like this takes a lot of IMPACT. I have never seen a spoked wheel destroyed like this.







The frame and front end were totaled. The handle bars were good.....






She was riding with some guys from Holland. Thank God they were riding together. She needed help on this unlucky day.



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Old 09-09-2005, 02:49 PM   #62
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New frame installed.






A month later she was riding again. She had the good luck to be able to stay with a doctor while she recovered for a month!


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Old 09-09-2005, 02:52 PM   #63
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Here is her bike in Peru. Big load for a little lady (weight that is..... not here motivation or drive!)



We are having dinner with her tonight. You know that even though we don't have our bike yet, this trip is starting out great. I am sure we will have a nice night out. We are now very excited knowing that our bike is coming Tuesday. I will finally be able to twist a throttle!


Sandy and I walked about 5 miles back towards our room and decided to live it up at a Fondue restaurant for lunch.

Yes, those are peppers in the eye sockets! And no, this is not the Fondue restuarant!
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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:54 PM   #64
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Had an excellent lunch of chicken, sausages and chesses.



It was very very good.............

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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 09-09-2005, 03:09 PM   #65
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In the middle of the city, we found this drivers school for cab drivers.




Seems like this concept works as we have seen no Taxi accidents yet!



Well, that's it. About the best I can do without a motorcycle. Only 3 motorcycle-less days left!
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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 09-09-2005, 03:13 PM   #66
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:22 PM   #67
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Refreshing report on S.A.

I just want to thank you for such a positive description of South America and especially Ecuador. I am from Honduras, Central America. It is too often that all we see or read about Latin America are the horrible things that do go on in our countries. My wife and I ride thru the region any chance we get and like you guys we are planning the trip of a lifetime, where riding and enjoying the cultures are equally rewarding. Ride safe (well at least walk safe until your bike gets there) and keep the pictures coming !
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:31 PM   #68
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This should be the last group of pictures sent while bike-less in South America...


Since we are planning on heading to jungles soon, we thought that it would be appropriate to get one finally dose of culture, while in the Andean highlands. So we got tickets for the Teatro Nacional Sucre, to see a performance of "The Man of La Mancha", performed by a group from Santiago, Chile..

The front of the Teatro.



It was a formal event. Even saw a few mink coats. The group consisted of 1 harpsichord, 4 stringed instruments, 2 singers and a percussionist.





The Theater was built in 1878 and restored in 2000.




We don't expect theaters like this, in the jungles of Ecuador.





Although we have visited Quito many times during the last two weeks, we were informed that seeing the various plazas at night is a totally different experience. On Sunday the 11th, we went for a walk around old town. This is Church of San Francisco.






The view from the steps of the Church of San Francisco.





Looking another direction from the steps of the same church (Church of San Francisco).



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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:38 PM   #69
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The steeple of the same church as the picture above (Church of Merced).








Closer view of the Church of Merced.






The city is littered with buildings like this.






Just another Church. The guide book states that an estimated 25% of the ground in old Quito is covered by Churches.







The President's Palace.






Yep, another one....






The Basilica.........




That's it for the night shots......
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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:45 PM   #70
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A few pictures from walking around on Monday (the 12th of September, 2005)


This fountain is in the patio of the Church of San Francisco. The white stone is alabaster. The light actually shines through the rock.






Neat Cross, Sky, Clouds and Buildings......






The interior of one of the smaller Churches.







Some type of Military band performing in front of the Presidential Palace.







Same thing, different angle....







I believe that this newspaper article states that 90% of the motorcycles in Ecuador are imported from China.



Well, that's it. Bike should be here tomorrow!
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Over 27,000 miles in South America -- which is NOT enough!

Here is a link to the South American Ride Report...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94531

Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 09-12-2005, 08:25 PM   #71
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That's it for the night shots......
Too bad! Man, these are N.I.C.E.!!! Did you post your camera info already?? I have to go back and re-read... What a drag...

Hope you will get your bike tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ride On !!!!
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Old 09-12-2005, 08:42 PM   #72
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Spectacular night shots, guys. What a beautiful city!
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Old 09-13-2005, 08:26 AM   #73
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Too bad! Man, these are N.I.C.E.!!! Did you post your camera info already?? I have to go back and re-read... What a drag...

Hope you will get your bike tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ride On !!!!
The camera is a 7.1 mp Canon SD500, which we love... To take the night and interior photos we are using a 6 inch tripod, to minimize any blurring.
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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:54 PM   #74
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Please say your bike arrived !!! I am hoping it didn't get "lost".
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:53 PM   #75
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...and your pictures cause me to miss Ecuador !

I hope your bike gets there soon.

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