We set out for a long weekend ride from our home in Salinas, Ecuador on the coast up to the town of Cuenca, a historical mountain town and the 3rd largest in Ecuador. A friend's wedding, and all the free booze that comes with such an affair was the main reason but why not do something stupid on our little 200cc china bike at the same time! We rode past my favorite billboard and headed towards Ecuador's largest city with a short break to say adios to my riding buddy Kiwi Steve where he noticed I had a broken spoke Steve rides a different model of the same bike as mine but his has some differences we are still tryin to figure out. Mainly his is blue though. Through Guayaquil and across the bridges over the river. stopped for gas on the island between the 2 bridges and even got some McDonalds as we dont have one in Salinas, yep it sucked and then headed through the farmlands, mostly rice and sugarcane. Finally getting to some hills, but not the big ones yet.