Adios Me Amore Columbia, Buenus Ecuador
Trip Start Dec 25, 2009
36Trip End Feb 13, 2010
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Today we really knocked off some altitude
It took us about an hour and a half to get out of Columbia and into Equador. No fees no insurance just :50 cents for copying 5 documents. We ran into two other groups of adventure Riders. One group of three had been on the road for 11 months! One of the Brits had traveled across Europe through Russia and Mongolia to meet his friends as they traveled from Canada up to Alaska then down to SA! They were camping out in monistaries and cemataries. to save on bucks. The other group was on the opposite end of the scale. They all rode big BMWs with all of the trimings and top of the line gear. They had more bucks in electronics on the handelbars of one bike than Jene has in his whole bike!
As we cleared the border and started to enjoy our new found country the roads actually got better, very twisty but better graded and they had more consistant corners. There is something bike riders feel when the go into a corner, not knowing what lays ahead but trusting thier bike and tires, (and the road maitneance crew) and cut the perfect arc around the corner
On top of the nice riding we hit Latitude 00.0! We crossed the Equater stopped at a small park commemorating the line and took some pictures. It is nice to be this far south. Now we are going to check to see which way the toilet flushes. What do you think, it is myth or truth.
We pulled into Quito about 4 today and with the aid of our book and a taxi found Old Town Quito. We are staying in our most expensive hotel so far, $180 for a suite. We are in the heart of the historic district and a quick walk around tonight showed that we will have plent to enoy here for a day or two.
Ill add some pics to this and the last one tomorrow most likely so stay tuned.