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Old 03-01-2012, 01:12 PM   #2371
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February 29th- March 1st Canoa, Ecuador!

While planning for this ride, and while on the road, it is a constant quest to research and find out about places to see, roads to find, and new people to meet. In the Latin America thread I saw a post by miguelitro, who is living in Canoa which is a small beach town that looked interesting to visit. PM'd Mike and he responded with "stop on by"

So we did. Rolled into his from yard at about 10AM.



Mike and His lovely wife Rachel greeted us, made us a cup of coffee and we had a chat with them and there really nice Neighbors from Canada!



Miked walked us around town until we checked out places to stay. Decided on the Hostel Coco Loco



Parked the bikes in the Palm tree lined courtyard. Got on some shorts and enjoyed the town.



Have a room with a view.



took a nice walk on the beach. This is always great to take in the fresh air..... Think about life and all the many facets. Reflecting, being thankful for the life I have and this journey that I am on!



Mikes neighbors heading for a swim. Already feels like we know people in town



It's a small beach town, ready for the crowds on the weekend and special holidays.



Lots of fishing boats on the beach.



Hostel Coco loco



Some local kids next door. Lots of Che Guevara artwork all over Central and South America.



More information on Che.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara

As evening came on, we met Mike and his wife down at the Surf Shack. Lots of gringos hang out here, and we met many of the locals!



Nice warm weather, and meeting new people!



Capturing a little sunset! Cheers!



This one is for Clark as he is now in Lima, Peru! and we are at the beach! He would have liked it here!



James Yucking it up with Mike and Victor!



Moved upstairs to the Bar and met Victor and Amanda. Had a great evening! Thanks Mike and Rachel!!



after we closed down the Bar. James gave Victor a bit of a snuggle on his bike

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #2372
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Is this the home of Monsanto's World Headquarters???


Great ride boys!! GodSpeed!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #2373
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I think its the world hq of panama hats. I love the name Jipijapa. My girlfrind and I said it over and over again when we passed thru. It has such great fun loving tone.




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Old 03-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #2374
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Mark, have any of you heard from Lars and Henrrietta. Their RR has gone dead for the last couple of weeks. Thought I'd ask as I saw you posted on their RR a while back. rj
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #2375
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i often go through jipijapa but i just don't stoppa...
The boys rode off into the rain this morning in good spirits.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:53 AM   #2376
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March 2nd Canoa, Ecuador to Mindo

Canoa is a beach town. If your young and a surfer then I think you can stay for a long time. But we were ready to ride on, back into the mountains of Ecuador.



The beach is always great for a visit. In Canoa the fisherman keep there boats on the beach. They roll them out of the water on logs ....





They carry there fishing nets and gear in colorful wraps.



It is a much busier town on weekends...



Catching Sunset ..... Me and the Local checking it out.





Lots to do in Canoa



It started raining about 1 Am.... And woke up to more rain. It has been raining a great deal here the past month...
James looking out his window.



Not sure what to make of the Rain.



The main beach road was muddy and slippery



Lots of standing water



But we rode out of town and up the coast before turning toward the mountains. Had a great ride. About 240 Miles before arriving at the "cloud forest" town of Mindo.

Arrived here before the rain started.



A really great Hotel for $16.00 PP. Had a great dinner and checked up the web!

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:14 AM   #2377
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I hope you got to run into a local Colombian Expat rider living and working in Mindo named Camilo, he is top notch guy. Also some damn fine pizza in town here:


More than likely he will find you first if you are in Mindo long


He is starting up a new lodge outside of town a little ways and offered up a great place to stay at an even better price It was still in the making but worked fine for us but was no internet just yet.

Mindo is pretty damn cool in my book
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #2378
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Las Cajas National Park, Ecuador Video

Hello All

Here is my Video from our ride through Las Cajas National Park, Ecuador. This is just outside of Cuenca.

Featuring Radioman(Mark), Clark White & Me James

be Gentle with this one it took me about 40 solid hours to render & Edit..... Enjoy.



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Old 03-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #2379
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Another awesome video, James! Thanks for posting. I'll be down there soon! Actually did a little riding around Medellín this week. Up to La Ceja, La Unión, and Sonsón. Very nice.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #2380
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #2381
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Great Video James!

We had tons of video from this days ride, was not easy to edit. We were also hiking about at 13,000+ to get certain angles. Enjoy!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #2382
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Chido Video

Saludos, muy ilustrativo video... felicitaciones RadioMan !!!!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #2383
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Good job on the video. You guys sure look like you are having fun.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #2384
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Great video James, what editing program did you use to blend the video from the 2 different cameras?
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:52 AM   #2385
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Great video James, what editing program did you use to blend the video from the 2 different cameras?
He is using imovie on a MAC.
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