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Posted: Oct 17, 2017 11:53 PM
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My hostal cooking is definitely better than my camp cooking. Bonus is that I found some decent wine to go with my Italian hotpot.
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—Montañita, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 16, 2017 2:43 PM
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Even crummy weather can't keep Ecuadorians away from the beach on a bank holiday.
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—Montañita, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 11:37 PM
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I don't drink coffee for the taste (there I said it) except after many months of instant coffee drivel, this is a morning party for my mouth. It's not summertime but this livin' is easy.
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—Montañita, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 11, 2017 6:19 PM
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Life's a beach and then you die. It's a little chilly in these parts but I'm getting used to it nonetheless. The respite from riding is welcomed since I've been stuck here awaiting mail from back home. There could be worse places, I've no complaints. Can't wait to come back to this lovely little surf town and I haven't even left.
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—Montañita, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 10, 2017 9:29 PM
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Taking the cake for the best/worst decision? This day here. I needed to get back on the bike and I still hadn't changed the jets yet as in my head I was heading down altitude. Nope. The topographical map that I don't own said otherwise. I don't have any pictures because I hit the Andean clouds and my face iced up enough to not want to stop or face stalling.
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Long story longer, I kept pushing towards the coast which took me into some thick jungle patches just in time for dusk. Yay! Nothing says adventure like wading across jungle rivers in the dark to test their depth, in the rain, at night. All told, this day was 14 hours of riding backroad wonderland and 18 hours of cursing in the wild.
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Obviously, I made it and have a rad story. But it was still stupid. The bridge here isn't for bikes, but I don't care: yolo.
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—Quito to Montañita, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 10:04 PM
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🇨🇦🦃Jumping ahead here: A nasty cold, a bee sting, and a bank holiday in Ecuador - I can truly say I've survived Montañita.
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I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving (and my life) after getting stung at the beach bar, running to a clinic in town for some hardcore antihistamines, running back to my beer and texting people I care about while I awaited my impending demise. It didn't happen, but it was an eventful day to say the least.
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My leg is numb and my throat is still a little swollen but it looks like I can carry on. Note to self: alcohol and hardcore meds don't mix well either.
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—Montañita, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 4:04 PM
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Some people ask (no one actually) how I stay in such great shape whilst travelling. Mostly it's finding random objects to do pretend workouts and some sort of broga routine I learned from the internet. Every so often, I discover a hostal with a world class gym setup such as this one. This piece of equipment is a Dummy 80-in-1 and can do everything that a World Gym provides. Trust me, it's a pump machine.
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—Quito, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 3:33 PM
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Every city has its characters. This man was rockin out to his accordion and I still couldn't tell if it was an actual song or not.
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—Quito, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 3:29 PM
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Quito I love you, but you're just too high. You take my breathe away, literally.
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—My Hostal Rooftop, Quito, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 8, 2017 10:13 PM
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Quito is sprawling. It only has maybe 2.6 million people but given that most buildings are max 3 stories, you get this cinder and plaster spread throughout this high mountain valley. Did I say high? It's high. The second highest city in the world and it's definitely felt when you walk the streets. It's confusing to me why people decide to build cities right next to active volcanos. Especially if they've already witnessed it's havoc. This shot is about 10% of the massive expanse.
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—Quito, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 8, 2017 12:22 AM
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Sometimes your map shows a more direct route over an Andean mountain pass but the altitude is too high. The bike and my lungs were struggling to make it past the umpteenth landslide. This day was fun getting used to revving the shit out of the bike in order to not stall and or having to roll back down the mountain to a suitable altitude to get it started and jus' giver.
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—Volcan Pamba Marca, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 6, 2017 9:45 PM
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The Great Gazoo does it again. This time he was able to be in two hemispheres at the same time.
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It's also pretty convenient that when they figured out the location of the equator, it ran right through a country called Ecuador. Science imitating life? Or vice versa?
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—Equator, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 5, 2017 8:52 PM
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I didn't eat many fruits before I came to South America. It just wasn't part of my routine and I'm not partial to eating sugars. I've been forced to but I'm still dying for vegetables. At least I'm starting to look harder for them in Ecuador than I did in Colombia - anything to break up the rice, beans, protein, and even more rice.
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—Otavalo, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 4, 2017 10:32 PM
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The Otavalo market is something to see. For one thing, coming from Colombia the night before and traipsing through the high Andes border crossing down to was breathtaking. I've never seen such canyons and I'm hoping it never gets tiresome and trite.
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The market is supposed to be one of the largest in South America filling up the town center with indigenous handicrafts, animals, food, and cheap plastic goods. I'm partial the food sections of any market as you really gain a sense of a culture through the yields and the people that make it happen.
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—Otavalo, Ecuador
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Posted: Oct 3, 2017 8:13 PM
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Every once in a while, the clouds I was riding in opened up to nutter vistas like this. It also makes you appreciate how high and how steep the road cuts are.
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—Trampolin de el Muerte, Colombia
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Posted: Oct 3, 2017 8:10 PM
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What's makes an infamous death road more exciting? Lack of visibility, rain, and oncoming single lane traffic that refuse to use lights. The best part is having to turn around to let big rigs pass, but can't see where it's safe to pull over.
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—Trampolin de la Muerte, Colombia
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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 10:24 AM
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That time you don't calculate the distance on the odometer and obviously ride through the last gas and hit your reserve. The reserve is almost exactly the distance back to the closest 'town' based on perfect conditions. My mind was probably elsewhere as I started to mentally prepare for the upcoming ride of the Trampolin de el Diablo (Colombian death road).
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I was able to get a few litres from this lady and have a few laughs at her jokes about how tall my bike is and how small she was. A thick grin and a chuckle goes a long way. It also helps that my beard looks ridiculous now.
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—Somewhere near Mocoa maybe?, Colombia
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