First day on the bikes and feeling slightly anxious about our cycle fitness and whether we've acclimatised sufficiently . I've had a thumping headache for 24 hrs but don't feel and reduction in my exercise tolerance . Roughly 30 kms out and 30 kms back today to visit the monument that marks the equator . It should be a good test of what we can or can't do .
Route finding is always difficult in big cities but as luck would have it every Sunday in Quito they close a three lane highway to all traffic except runners and bikers and it goes roughly from where we were staying to halfway to our destination .Sweet .
The riding was fine and only marred by an over eager taxi driver bumping into Marjets bike from behind , knocking her off and significantly buckling the wheel . Once Marjets bike had been dragged to the side of the road the taxi driver said " disculpame " and then drove off !
Fortunately no injuries and we managed to find a bike shop where they trued the wheel for a dollar .
Marjet in the Northern hemisphere