Category Archives: Ecuador

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A sting in the tail –Zumba Ecuador to San Ignacio Peru (76k/16,406k, +7,200ft)

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(June 23 – written by Dave) This will be a short post.  We spent all day on the bikes, arriving at San Ignacio, Peru at 5:30.  My bicycle computer registered over 8 hours of moving time. We only had 26k … Continue reading

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Sun in the Andes – Vilcabamba to Palanda (79k/16,280k, +7200ft)

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(June 21 – written by Nancy) (Posted on 22/June – it failed to go out due to slow network yesterday – this blog is for yesterday) One last quiet night at the Le Rendez-Vous Guesthouse was all I got – … Continue reading

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Andes dirt –Palanda to Zumba (50k/16,330k, +4300ft)

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(June 22 – written by Dave) Today’s theme was dirt.  We knew that the road between Palanda and the border had some washouts and associated dirt sections. But the truth be told, the road was just dirt.  Sure there were … Continue reading

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Vilcabamba – Believe it or not…

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(June 20 – written by Dave) Riding into Vilcabamba yesterday we saw number of signs featuring photos of older folks, along with nice sayings about how Vilcabamba was the place to be if you wanted to live longer. The longevity … Continue reading

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Fun in the sun! –Loja to Vilcabamba (43k/16,201k, +2,300ft)

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(June 19 – written by Dave) No rain today.  Sun.  What a fun day! What a difference a day makes.  We had some high clouds in the morning but by 10AM we were in full sun.  We were both a … Continue reading

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Rain day number 3 – Saraguro to Loja (72k/16,158k, +4,500ft)

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(June 18 – written by Dave) We were not excited about riding today – more rain and high mountains were in the forecast.  We could have stayed in bed and may well have if it weren’t for “the bike packers”.  … Continue reading

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5 or 9 Musketeers – Oña Junction to Saraguro (39k/16,086k, +3,600ft)

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(June 17 – written by Dave) Today we had company riding – Mark, Hana and Richard normally seek out the dirt roads but today there was no obvious dirt option and they rode the PanAmerica Highway with us.  Or I … Continue reading