Originally Posted by Stagehand
Kevin is awesome. He's going to do well, at least he'll have the best time ever, doing it.
He has focused a lot on fitness, which I think is huge. It can really make the difference, especially in recovery time day-to-day. If you've read his bio
at all, you know he's not one to give up easily.
Two weeks from today I will see the bike for the first time with my own eyes. I'd normally be a little worried, but I know that Chris @ Rally Moto Kit is about as big a perfectionist as there is, and he did all the kit's wiring and nav setup. And Kevin's kept me in the loop the entire build and we consulted about most of the parts, so I'm actually feeling really confident.
I packed my bags tonight--tools, tent, bedroll, and clothes for 24 days, all in 2 pieces of luggage weighing less than 50 pounds each for my direct flight to Lima. I have about 15 pounds to spare, but I haven't packed socks and underwear yet