Day 3 (aka Day 1 of the Tour)
So, we show up at the shop the next morning, ready to ride and find out that Mark and Mark actually did catch a redeye flight from Miami and will be arriving any minute. Just a slight delay - no worries.
'cept, their luggage did not make it, AND they have already been up for 24 hours straight and we're heading out on a full day ride.
They get geared up with some loaner gear in the shop and we head out to brave the city traffic of Quito once more.
We got out of the city pretty quick and safe and start to settle into the groove of the ride. Keep in mind, this is a "tour" and the guys at Freedom do an excellent job of striking a nice balance between, riding dirt, riding some frikin awesome sweet twisty pavement, and soaking in the local culture. First stop, a museum at the equator!
There was a few things to see here... water draining with no whirpool right on the equator, water draining with a clockwise spin 6' on one side of the line and water draining counter-clockwise on the other side
One of the Mark's trying to walk in a straight line on the equator with his eyes closed (harder than it looks, especially if you've been up for over 24 hours straight)
And... the most important, how to remove, clean and shrink a head
This poor guy's head was down to softball size