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!