Just a quick update to let everybody know I have been living and working in Cuenca, Ecuador for just over a month now. Got hooked up with a great English teaching gig in a local middle school and I’m also working weekends at a hotel. I had to get creative after getting loads of gear stolen; I have since registered for an independent environmental study through NAU and have received financial aid to fund the study and the remainder of the tour! I am planning on spending another 10 weeks here in Cuenca and then hitting the road once more to pedal toward Colombia. Then a coconut boat to Panama. From there, I’ll ride through five countries in Central America, then Mexico and Arizona, arriving at the Grand Canyon sometime in July… hopefully.