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RacingThePlanet: Ecuador 2015 Blogs

Alpaca Ma Bags
02-Aug-2015 12:25:49 PM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Alpaca Ma Bags

 

Last day done – a quick 11km jog into the local one horse town, where I managed the usual sprint finish and tasked delicious Ecuadorian Beer and Cheesy Balls. As well as the RTP medal the local one horse mayor also decided to award us with his own one  – albeit they seemed to be left over from a cycling event in July.  Then a mere 5 hour bus journey back to Quito and a 2 hour bath – and I am feeling almost normal apart from a ranging beer thirst and hunger for food I can chew. 

 

I have bagged up my clothes for the week - which are revolting and may set off a toxic waste alert when I pass through the airport tomorrow night.

 

Many thanks to Tent Mates Budgie and Dom who kept me entertained all week, and put in an excellent performance. Also thanks to the Italian Flying Manzini’s who were great tent mates, as they put up with us without complaint.

 

Too many highs and lows to go through in detail. And I am still pleased to have found my legs half way through day 5, where I was going so fast downhill the Swiss started to ring cow bells. Body has held up well, with no blisters of note, albeit about 6 black toenails will meet their maker in the next few weeks.

 

I tell you what – it was a tough race. Never again (maybe…) – and as I said at the start  - I wasn’t going to Quit in Quito.

 

I will leave you with the lyrics of the famous song Ecuador, by Sash. I will play the tune, and you can sing along :

 

Dame tu mano!
Y venga con migo!
Vamonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos magicos
De Ecuador!

Ecuador
Escucha me!
Ecuador
Vamonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos magicos
De Ecuador
 

6 COMMENTS

lamio leeser

Posted: 19-Apr-2017 07:09:54 AM

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denis kelliher

Posted: 03-Aug-2015 02:33:22 AM

nice one david - now get back to reality and your calling of banking

Ali Chaudhry

Posted: 02-Aug-2015 11:36:30 AM

Good effort David! .... Altitude sounded a little tricky. Cheers Ali

Ali Chaudhry

Posted: 02-Aug-2015 11:35:30 AM

Good effort David! .... Altitude sounded a little tricky. Cheers Ali

Ali Chaudhry

Posted: 02-Aug-2015 11:34:30 AM

Good effort David! .... Altitude sounded a little tricky. Cheers Ali

Mum & Ken Rose

Posted: 02-Aug-2015 11:25:05 AM

At last, no more alpaca jokes. Well done! We are very proud of you! We look forward to hearing your rendition of the Ecuador song when next we see you.

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