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Old 09-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #3541
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I see a book in Mark's near future.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:47 AM   #3542
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I see a book in Mark's near future.
At some point Mark earned the "Pro Adventurer" status. He has become the type of person your motorcycle dealer has come in to do seminars and talk about there adventures (and hopefully pays him). It works well for filling the shop with people who are prospective ADV bike buyers, and or riders who have ADV Gear (or better bike) requirements.

I know the local BMW dealer does this several times per year.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #3543
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Quito.

Just a quick update as I am packed up and ready to ride to Banos today.

Was a long flight back to Quito via Atl. Left at 6:30 am and arrived Quito at 10:30 PM....

Flights we uneventful and was glad to get back to South America.



Of course in Atlanta had a chance to charge up and connect witgh last minute calls and emails. Phone is now shut off again So I can only connect via email, FB, ADVrider and Skype



It was 11:30 or so after making it through Customs and immigration easily with no taxes on all the stuff I brought with me!
As I walked through the door, I get a hearty "Hello Mark, you made it" Larry is from BC and just bought a bike from Mike in Medellin, Colombia and is riding south. He has been following my ride report Very Cool Welcome back. Sat and talked for a couple hours.

Then up in the am to get things started. He had chain replaced and I needed to go get my Motorcycle!

Cheers to fellow riders



Antonio came and picked me up and drove me back to his home outside Quito where I stored my bike. Paid him $20 per month. Was a bit worried how it would be getting the bike running after 4.5 months... But I connected the battery back up, and she started right up



Stopped over to Freedom Bike Rentals to see Court and Sylvan. Had brought new TKC-80 tires with me, so I wanted t put them on. Court was really great and rode over to the tire guys who have a balancer and I got them both put on for the next part of my ride. Thanks Court!! Great guys if you want to fly and rent in Ecuador!

http://freedombikerental.com



New tires on.....ready to ride.

Had a bunch of repacking and sorting to do...... But working on it now and then Larry and I will ride to Banos today!

Back on the road!
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:55 AM   #3544
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Alrighty then

Yeah!

Glad you're back on the road.

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:02 AM   #3545
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Just a quick update as I am packed up and ready to ride to Banos today.


Back on the road!


Welcome home!

Hey that ride from Quito to Banos rocks! When you get to Banos, you can take a day trip to a town in the jungle. It's worth going. There is a waterfall along the way with an Indiana Jones style footbridge over a steep canyon. It was a bit of a walk to get to and it's hot and humid, but I still recommend it.

Go man go!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #3546
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Hadn't checked in for months, and then today I see.... WE'RE ON! Be safe, Mark!
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #3547
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Best Wishes !!

Been following your adventure....most entertaining! Best wishes to you on the remainder of your ride through SA. May you be safe and enjoy your adventures.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #3548
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Yes! Mark's on the road again!

This is what I look like right now.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #3549
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Best Wishes Mark....I've been waiting for you to get back into this leg to say I thoroughly enjoyed our side excursion

Good luck, be thinking of you and your ability to make time AND stop and smell the roses.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #3550
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I am sure the 800 was happy to see you.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:05 AM   #3551
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On the road again

Be Safe. Thanks for taking us along again.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:50 AM   #3552
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We were glad to see you Mark and thanks again for the big bag of beef jerky! We hope you find the road to the Quilotoa Lake on the way to Banos. Have a great ride!
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:56 AM   #3553
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:58 AM   #3554
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #3555
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point that front wheel south and enjoy every second...i know you will
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