"be prepared for anything" I just returned from a 10 day 1200 plus mile tour of Ecuador. For an adventure of this magnitude preparation is key. I wore all season riding gear, 100% water proof with CE approved armor, lots of vents for the jungle heat and zip out liner for the high elevations. Water proof boots, a comfortable helmet with faceshield to keep the giant bugs out of your teeth. We rode 650cc dual sport bikes with bash plates and crash bars. At one of our first river crossings we slowed to pick a safe line across the treacherous water, when out of the jungle appeared Juan on a moped wearing shorts and sandles with his grandma on the back holding a chicken. He blew past us and through the river without slowing to say hello. " Be prepared for anything.