Hello all! I would like some advice. I want to do a ride in Ecuador in late January 2018. I was planning on doing a self guided tour with freedom and am now considering just renting a bike from them for a week or so and doing my own trip planning and scheduling. I am weighing these two options. Any advice either ways would be appreciated. It should be noted, this will be my first big motorcycle trip and is sort of a shakedown/test to see how much I will enjoy adventure touring before I go all in and purchase a big bike. I do a lot of trail riding in Colorado and some hare scramble racing so I can ride, or at least keep the bike upright. Also, I travel extensively around the world for my job so it being in a foreign country does not concern be much. Thanks for any and all advice!! P.S. If anyone has any interest in joining me let me know. The guys I race and ride with in Colorado are not showing much interest in this trip so it looks like I will be solo.