I was just in Quito, Ecuador on Wednesday. Was thinking about you staying and riding through there. Saw the police KLR's. Coming from the states I can't believe how people drive, ride and pedestrians cross the streets without getting killed. Totally crazy but it's all normal to them. And every one has to beep their horns and all the cars have a theft alarm that's always going off. The one big thing that got to me was the air pollution. No concern about emission controls as trucks, cars and buses belch black smoke into the air on a constant basis. Living in Quito has got to take 10 years off your life by breathing the air. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. I respect your tenacity to hang in there through some challenging conditions when I'm sure you'd have much rather been sitting in the Florida sunshine. Give a shout if you need anything when traveling through New Hampshire. Looking down on "Old Town"