It sometimes can be good or bad seeing the places you will ride. According to the gps that was the track we had to go out after descending through the valley. Not that technical, just it was obvious that it's another 2 hours before we get to some road that won't be ridden at 30km/h average Staying above the clouds. But the riding in Ecuador is just a non-stop roller coaster of grown-up fun 4300m altitude and fuck all in a thousand miles. This humble friendly sheepherder was kind enough to pose for a photo and talk a bit. No mobile phone, no Trump, no Starbucks, no hedge fund information as his investment is busy shitting bricks. Life is uncomplicated, not easy, but I bet he has no ulcers from all the shit normal job rats are suffering from. Okay, he can't watch porn as easy In the space of an hour, the weather went from rubbish to sort of nice. At this altitude, things can change easily. The photo is deceiving, look at the size of the houses at the water edge. "Quilotoa (Spanish pronunciation: [kiloˈto.a]) is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the EcuadorianAndes. The 3-kilometre (2 mi)-wide caldera was formed by the collapse of this dacite volcano following a catastrophic VEI-6 eruption about 600 years ago, which produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that reached the Pacific Ocean, and spread an airborne deposit of volcanic ash throughout the northern Andes. This last eruption followed a dormancy period of 14,000 years and is known as the 1280 Plinian eruption. The fourth (of seven) eruptive phase was phreatomagmatic, indicating that a Crater lake was already present at that time. The caldera has since accumulated a 250 m (820 ft) deep crater lake, which has a greenish color as a result of dissolved minerals. Fumaroles are found on the lake floor and hot springs occur on the eastern flank of the volcano."