Day one got off to a questionable start. I sat on the runway at O´hare for 3 hours waiting for the thunderstorms to pass. I finally got to LA to meet up with the group but was 3 hours later than scheduled. I was a little nervous at times but I made it in time. But not enought time to get any dinner. The flights from LA to panama to Ecuador went smoothly, but I´ve never been able to sleep on the planes. So I am over 36 hours without sleep tonight. Soon we are going to a dinner and show, but after that I am coming back to the hotel and going to bed. I´ll need my rest for a 41 mile mountain bike ride starting early tomorrow morning.