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ECUADOR 2016 – AN ADVENTURE WITH ALTITUDE

 
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On August 13 of this year I gave the first nod towards my planned Ecuador Motorcycle Adventure. On September 23, I posted the first details of the trip. Myself and 2 lads from Toronto were heading to Ecuador in 2016 for a self guided off-road Ecuador motorcycle adventure tour.

Yun-Kan, whom I had ridden with once before, had heard of my plans to head to Ecuador and he sent me a message on Facebook, floating the idea of joining in. A friend of Yun-Kan’s – David – was also interested, and just like that there were three of us planning a South American Adventure.

A short while later, Yun-Kan mentioned that there were two more riders interested in joining. While waiting for them to confirm, yet another rider – this one from Alaska – sent me an email here at advjoe.ca and asked about joining in the fun.

And so, lo and behold – six of us headed off to ECUADOR for a an off-road motorcycle adventure.

 

 

 

Introducing . . . 

 



 

Some Videos . . .

We shot hours and hours of GoPro footage. Some of the blog posts below include some great videos. Here are two of our favourites! In the coming we weeks, we hope to put together a supercut of all the best footage.

 

 


And The Adventure Begins!

 

From Ottawa To Ecuador

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 | 0 comments

From Ottawa To Ecuador

  Day 1 of my vacation saw me making sure that I had everything packed and ready for my departure for Ecuador. Taking my first dose of altitude sickness meds, and a drive to Toronto thanks to my buddy James. All in all, a pretty chill day. The...

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Quito & Checking in With Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Quito & Checking in With Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental

  After a great night’s sleep we gathered in the cozy dining room downstairs and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. I am not going to get into a long-winded diatribe about what we have done to our food in North America – or what we accept as...

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Riding the Guayllabamba River Canyon

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Riding the Guayllabamba River Canyon

  All six of us were up early and preparing for the adventure ahead. David, Yun and Indiana were in the dining room when I arrived, finishing up their breakfast and anxious to get going. Flash had already eaten and was busy packing. Roger,...

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Hacienda Cusin to the Caskafessu, Mindo

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Hacienda Cusin to the Caskafessu, Mindo

  As I mentioned at the close of the last post, the morning brought a whole new sense of wonder. The first thing that I noticed as I awoke was the raucous clamour of birds flowing in through my open windows. I got up, showered and brushed my...

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Las Mercedes, Plantation Country, And My First Off

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Las Mercedes, Plantation Country, And My First Off

  We awoke to a beautiful morning with the sun shining brightly. After the ride through the jungle the night before the four of us – Yun, David, Roger and I – just wanted to just bask in the beauty of the weather for a while. We...

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A Teeth Jarring Skid-Plate Peeling BANG

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 | 0 comments

A Teeth Jarring Skid-Plate Peeling BANG

  The morning of the fourth day of the ride broke beautifully. The sunrise was like something out of a Steven Spielberg film. The pain in my tailbone was like something out of a John Carpenter film. Thankfully, my ribs and chest were feeling...

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