Bike reassembly time.
Hanging out on the Old Airport. This section is being ground down. Not sure what the plan is- probably put in towers.
The view from Quito's old airport.
Looking northwest from the old airport.
Yay, Di Serggio is still in Quito! The gelato is as tasty as I remembered.
Yay, Di Serggio is still in Quito!
This is where I stayed in 2007. Interesting to see it again. Traffic is even more insane out front.
Fairly typical high-rise construction. It's probably looked like this for 5 years.
DC-3 in La Carolina Park. I remember it from 2007.
looking east at the Benalcazar neighborhood from Parque La Carolina.
looking east and south on Benalcazar and La Pradera from Parque La Carolina.
My bike. Drone and wet weather gear in the tailpack.
Didn't quite get home before the rain. I'm actually fairly soaked on my back.
At the start of the Antenas del Pichincha climb (!!).
Starting the Antenas del Pichincha climb.
That's it. I couldn't make it further. Too steep, not enough traction, not enough oxygen.
Glamor shot of my bike.
Looking at Quito from the Antenas del Pichincha climb.
Selfie at the equator.
The Mitad del Mundo monument from a nearby barrio.
Cement block production.
I'm cooked. Had to stop partway up a long climb for a breather.
There it is. Officially on the equator.
Views from the side of El Panecillo.
Looking west to the Basílica del Voto Nacional.
Looking north in Quito. Basilica at the left.
Looking south across the rooftops to El Panecillo.
Infrastructure overload! All the wires are crazy.
Looking to Quito's old airport, now a park.
The old airport's jetways and tower.