30 12 2009

I’ve been meaning to thank two bike shops who gave me a big hand in Ecuador.

Cikla in Cuenca, Ecuador ( ) — Galo Tamayo and the owners gave me hefty discounts on more than a few supplies I needed before riding north out of Cuenca. Remigio Tamariz 2-52 y Federico Proano. 07-2884809.  Muchas Gracias!

Then, after leaving Cuenca I had tire problems. I ended up being stranded trying to make a 700X23 tire hold under this heavy horse of a bike. I pinch flatted in the first 15 minutes as I suspected I would, but there were no beefier tires anywhere. Matt’s Cycles in Ambato didn’t have the rare size in stock, but they did make a few immediate phone calls for me. They even called a shop in Ipiales, Colombia, which had exactly what I needed. They ordered four and, when they arrived, kept one in stock and gave me three AT COST. I promised them if I was ever in Ambato, Ecuador again I would go straight to Av los Guaytambos y Fresas to get my necessary gear. This is one of the best shops in Ecuador, if you need something call 099 707663  or ask for Matt’s Cycles in Ambato, Ecuador.





One response

11 01 2010

I had so much fun at that bike race that went down the steps. Wasn’t that amazing!

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