Ecuador is a great country. Not knowing much about it before getting here, it was a pleasant surprise. Quito is in my top 3 favorite cities on this trip so far along with Mexico City and Bogota. People are incredibly friendly and helpful. Very good roads. Scenery from mountains to beaches and everything in between was unbelievable. Rides on many backroads and through the mountains are some of the best rides I had so far. Lot of cool little mountain towns along the way. Fact that gas is so cheap here makes you want to just ride all the time through this beautiful country.
I've spent several days moving along the coast enjoying the ocean. Waves unfortunately were not that good, so I decided to keep on moving south knowing that I'll spend significant amount of time on the beach in Peru where there are some great surf spots too. I was in Ecuador for 12 days and done total of 1120 miles.