Relentless beauty, relentless climbs: Lasso to Salinas

Relentless. It's one of my favourite words. I often pre-curse it with the f-word - they just fit so well together. As I rode from my campsite above Angamarca on Wednesday, Nov. 29, to Salinas de Guaranda (or de Bolivar, depending on which source you use), all I could think of was how "fucking relentless" … Continue reading Relentless beauty, relentless climbs: Lasso to Salinas

From sea level to 5,000 metres: Quito to Cotopaxi

I was keen to leave the Galapagos and return to the mountains and my bike. But first, I had some unfinished business to take care of in Quito before leaving on the second stage of my adventure through the Andes. I landed at the airport and headed straight into Quito instead of dropping by the … Continue reading From sea level to 5,000 metres: Quito to Cotopaxi