As for my preps things are coming together, still lots to do. Car insurance taken care of, health insurance for the trip okay, but I don’t want to come back on 29 December and have to get health insurance in two days so making arrangements for that. Getting the house taken care of, a few septic problems and getting that fixed. Just little things here and there. Jeanne is back from a wedding in Nevada and we can now get on planning our two in Peru prior to biking. Both of us are getting excited.
Bike, I have not ridden in 3-4 days. Has been cloudy and raining. Not a lot of rain but just depressing.
I did get a GPS but not one which connects to iPhone for uploading new maps enroute. Today I loaded the Peru route from route sent by Bike-Dreams. Bike-dreams does not want to put out the route to soon as later changes could be confusing. Makes sense but not sure if I will be able to load maps enroute as not taking computer, but only an iPad and phone. Bike-dreams does give us a paper route but friend Buck (www.Buck benson.org) currently riding from Quito says those with GPS seem to have it easier.
Following are a few pictures from bike-dreams Facebook. First is group shot at equator monument where the full trip began a few miles north of Quito, Ecuador August 1.
Follow pictures are from road taken a few days ago in Ecuador.