During my 18 month bike tour from Alaska to Argentina, I took frequent rest days from cycling to rest my legs. The town of Loja in Ecuador was where I took one of them.
Rest day in Loja, Ecuador
Blog post written July 2010
Today was a well earned day off from cycling, although far from a day of doing nothing. Time to get some laundry done, get new brake blocks for the bike, send a parcel back to England, look at the road ahead, and of course update the website.
It should take four days or so, of which I expect three to be extremely difficult.
The few cyclists blogs that I managed to track down for this section were all done by people cycling in twos and threes, and most of these seem to have taken a ride in a truck somewhere along the way, which is something I hope to avoid.
Still, there will be some tough days ahead, and the next update will probably come from the Peruvian town of San Ignacio if all goes to plan.PS – A “hope everything is ok” and “get well soon” to all family members who seem to be rotating turns visiting the hospital right now.