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Waking up to a beautiful sunrise after a peaceful night of sleep is an incredible way to start another day on the road. It's also the perfect way to end a very challenging ride through the Andes. Thank you to Sylvain and Court from Freedom Bike Rental Ecuador and Christophe and Justin representing Overland Journal for sticking with me through the fog, rain, mud, and cold. We crept through difficult switchbacks and dense cloud to get to Salinas in the dark. What a reward for the effort! This gem of a town makes the best cheese, chocolate, and sausage in Ecuador. Thank you, guys!

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Thank you to Mario and Nelson for a generous ADV welcome to San Salvador! These guys are on their way to ride British Columbia, Alberta, and Alaska in a month. If you see them, be sure to return their friendly gestures! One finger will do!

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My Houston family continues to support me beyond even reasonable expectations. Eric, Taff, Jason, Tim, Dave -- thank you for your research and hard work helping Eric get to Mexico. He arrived with everything I need to keep the journey going -- oil filters, brake pads, soap, food, and electric gadgets! I'm grateful for your friendship. Thank you! :)

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Thank you to Club BMW Motorrad Guadalajara for dinner, beer, and a warm welcome to the Mexican state of Jalisco! Safe rides my friends.

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Two unexpected and appreciated gifts this week have helped put a new front tire on my bike. Clark and Nicole... Annie... you guys are awesome! Thank you! This new tire will roll with me all the way to Argentina.

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