Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Safe at the hotel.

We got the bikes back to the hotel, however my bike was not supposed to be ridden today in Quito due to it's plate number.  Apparently every vehicle can only be driven in Quito six days a week.  This day is based on your plate number.

Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental

We picked up our bikes and our equipment today from Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals.  The staff was very professional and the bikes appear to be in good shape.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Heading to Quito, Ecuador on 05/27/2016 to go for a four day motorcycle ride. Each of the four colors on the figure eight on the map represent a days ride.

Well my trip didn't go quite as planned. I went to bed thinking I was passing a kidney stone and woke up knowing I was passing a kidney stone. I took off on my bike towards the U.S. To make a long story short, I made it back to the U.S., my bike broke down and got "towed" to the shop, I went to the emergency room and passed a kidney stone! Never a dull moment!

Originally I was headed south along the Pacific Coast, but I talked to Melissa and she encouraged me to cut over to the Sea of Cortez side of the Baja Peninsula. She was right it was beautiful and the seafood was delicious.

Rode almost 300 miles today and the temp was around 105, the heat and poor roads made for a fun day!

Went on a day trip to see La Bufadora. It was a beautiful ride but La Bufadora itself was very commercialized.