Its seems to have been a long time coming, the nearer we got, the slower we traveled. At times we even managed to venture further away.
But today, we finally crossed the equator.
As we approached the last few miles I, rather childishly, had my hiking GPS in the tank bag and was able to watch the "minutes" and "seconds" tick down as we got nearer.
Typically we were not the only ones on motorbikes there, two Texans had arrived just before us.
After crossing the line, it felt like it was down hill all the way to Quito, except it was more uphill. In Quito we managed to locate Freedom Bike Rental , the owner Court had contacted me after reading the story of our trip in the Leigh Journal online edition.
I am not sure which was more surreal, Court finding the story about us or the Leigh Journal being online.
With the help of Court and his colleague Sylvain we managed to get our oil changes done that afternoon and were back on the road after only one night in the city.
The ride from Cali in Colombia into Ecuador (and now Quito) has been one of the most spectacular in recent weeks (and the best this year so far). The roads have improved in quality and are more mountainous with views at every bend.
Especially enjoyable was the way the clouds crawled over the mountain tops.
And yes, the water does go down the plug hole in the opposite direction.Posted by Bruce Porter at January 20, 2011 02:04 AM GMT
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