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Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,571
Posted By CourtRand
We hope you'll stop by our shop in Quito so we...

We hope you'll stop by our shop in Quito so we can help you with some route planning through Ecuador.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,705
Posted By CourtRand
Thanks for the rr and recommendation! Regarding...

Thanks for the rr and recommendation! Regarding getting started - we got surprised by you wanting to take the bike a day earlier so we had less time than we planned to get everything ready for you. ...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By CourtRand
I took a street dog to Buenos Aires. The only...

I took a street dog to Buenos Aires. The only country that was a problem was Chile. You'll need a "Zoological Exportation Certificate" issued by Argentina or whatever country you are leaving.
Forum: Latin America 11-04-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By CourtRand
Passe a notre boutique et pose une affiche. On a...

Passe a notre boutique et pose une affiche. On a des voyageurs des fois qui pourraient s'interesser....
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 125,169
Posted By CourtRand
Works for me! We look forward to reading more of...

Works for me! We look forward to reading more of your adventures!
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 125,169
Posted By CourtRand
We'll be waving as you fly over Quito!

We'll be waving as you fly over Quito!
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,805
Posted By CourtRand
Yes, I am speechless here. Great writing. This...

Yes, I am speechless here. Great writing. This ought to be published somewhere where Brian actually gets paid for this!

We are very happy to see you guys fully enjoyed the ride - this kind of...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
Thanks, Rex. Its strange that sometimes on some...

Thanks, Rex. Its strange that sometimes on some computers the videos show correctly. I will definitely check out the link you shared. Thank you.

Yes we are very happy to be a resource for all...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
AIM Show in Orlando Florida

We will be exhibiting at the AIM Show in Orlando Florida this week.

Stop by our booth and register for a chance to win a KLIM Badlands Pro Jacket.

We are at booth #242.

We hope to see you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,805
Posted By CourtRand
Thanks Brian and Greg for posting your ride...

Thanks Brian and Greg for posting your ride report on ADVRider as well. It's one of the most entertaining and fun reports I have read so I am glad to see its getting an audience here as well.

You...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,526
Posted By CourtRand
We're very happy to be using your new saddlebags...

We're very happy to be using your new saddlebags and tank bags here in Ecuador as one of your tour and travel partners. This program is a great idea to have people become familiar with your...
Forum: Latin America 10-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,477
Posted By CourtRand
You're insane! Hope you have time for a beer in...

You're insane! Hope you have time for a beer in Quito...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
One of our newest tours is the High Andes, Deep...

One of our newest tours is the High Andes, Deep Amazon Tour. It is a dual-sport adventure with about 60% offroad riding. What's different about this tour is that we go where roads do not go. We...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
Here is another video of our "Introduction to...

Here is another video of our "Introduction to Ecuador" Tour - a 12-day tour. We made this in 2012, when the route was not completely paved. Ecuador has the highest investment in infrastructure in...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By CourtRand
Hey noob, It might be good to start with a...

Hey noob,

It might be good to start with a little market research to see if maybe somebody is already doing this! It is a very expensive investment (bikes and parts cost more than twice what you...
Forum: Latin America 10-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,477
Posted By CourtRand
The biggest slowdown you are going to face are...

The biggest slowdown you are going to face are speed bumps on a RoadKing. They are everywhere and many are unmarked in South America. Make sure that underside is protected somehow. Do they make...
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
if anyone can explain what I am doing wrong when...

if anyone can explain what I am doing wrong when posting the videos please let me know!!!
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
Check out our photo gallery on SmugMug...

Check out our photo gallery on SmugMug (http://ecuadorfreedombike.smugmug.com/)
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
<!-- This version of the embed code is no longer...

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Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
<div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s,...

<div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =...
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By CourtRand
Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental & Tours

We appreciate the opportunity offered by ADVRider to connect with this community via the Vendors' Forum.

We offer motorcycle rentals, self-guided and guided tours of Ecuador in South America.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,934
Posted By CourtRand
Have a great trip! See you in the middle of the...

Have a great trip! See you in the middle of the world. Be sure to stop in our shop, run by an native Bostonian (me) when you get to Quito!
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 41,027
Posted By CourtRand
Thanks for the shout out! Hope you are enjoying...

Thanks for the shout out! Hope you are enjoying the riding! If you have any troubles, feel free to call.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,218,870
Posted By CourtRand
Thanks for the kind words! You have earned your...

Thanks for the kind words! You have earned your t-shirt!
Forum: Americas 08-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By CourtRand
Let me know if you need any parts or anything as...

Let me know if you need any parts or anything as soon as you can. Two weeks before is great. We look forward to seeing you in the middle of the world!

We'll be happy to point you to the best...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 125,169
Posted By CourtRand
those pics in el salvador looked awesome. ...

those pics in el salvador looked awesome. especially the oysters. what a great place.
Forum: Americas 08-05-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By CourtRand
We have the best mechanic in Ecuador working with...

We have the best mechanic in Ecuador working with us. He is very skilled in pro-active preventive maintenance.

When do you plan on arriving in Quito? We'd be happy to hook you up with him. Just...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 41,027
Posted By CourtRand
look us up when you get to the middle of the...

look us up when you get to the middle of the planet. We'd love to show you some great routes and things to see here!
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 1,309,163
Posted By CourtRand
GREAT PHOTOS! Excellent report! Thanks for...

GREAT PHOTOS! Excellent report! Thanks for sharing the beauty of Ecuador!
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 50,214
Posted By CourtRand
[QUOTE] Then, I got a flat. They gave me a...

[QUOTE]
Then, I got a flat. They gave me a snot-on-a-string to fix it, and a compressor.



http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy318/spaghettiturbo/IMG_6975_zps0b8475f8.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 638,623
Posted By CourtRand
Good to see you all enjoying yourselves in...

Good to see you all enjoying yourselves in Bolivia. How's the food? What is your favorite dish of the three? Chicharoon con choclo, choclo, or Chicharron?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By CourtRand
Wicked Glad to see we got you hooked on the good stuff!

Glad to see we got you hooked on the good stuff!
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,118
Posted By CourtRand
Jim Thanks very much for taking the time to...

Jim

Thanks very much for taking the time to document this first running of our High Andes, Deep Amazon Tour....
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By CourtRand
I agree, Mindo Ecuador is an excellent stop to...

I agree, Mindo Ecuador is an excellent stop to see a small organic chocolate factory and to visit the Caskafessu coffee plantation. Other stops for coffee in Ecuador would be in Maldonado, Carchi...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By CourtRand
Buy your tires in the states - they are about...

Buy your tires in the states - they are about twice the price in Ecuador. If you don't have the right size you can easily sell them...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,366
Posted By CourtRand
I had a similar experience with him when I rode...

I had a similar experience with him when I rode my Buell to Ecuador back in 2008 from NYC - he has to be the worst Harley Dealer in the world - a complete douchebag.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,366
Posted By CourtRand
Now you see why we don't own Harley's in...

Now you see why we don't own Harley's in Ecuador...

I wish I could have helped you with getting a tire...the Quito Harley Dealer is not exactly a friendly place...
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By CourtRand
thanks for the heads-up. Honestly the best way...

thanks for the heads-up. Honestly the best way to ship a small box to Ecuador is by USPS - Fedex, UPS, DHL all suck when it comes to delivering to Ecuador. USPS has always been the fastest and most...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By CourtRand
Awesome ride! You were a great person to have...

Awesome ride! You were a great person to have along! We hope to have the pleasure of riding with you in the future. Good luck with Africa and don't forget to look for a job here in Ecuador!
Forum: Latin America 05-16-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By CourtRand
SOAT is not required for visitors but I highly...

SOAT is not required for visitors but I highly suggest you purchase it for a month - it will keep you out of trouble should something happen, like you hit someone running across the road without...
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