What are the expectations of Adventure Riders and the folks they leave behind as to the amount of communication while on an adventure? This question came up for me in a news story here in the United States about two bicyclists from California traveling in South America. They had been posting to Facebook on a daily basis and then they stopped. Friends and family did not hear from them for a month. The US State Department and South American police became involved. The cyclists families were interviewed on national television. Fear was expressed, tears were shed. The couple were on a boat heading to Ecuador. They are healthy and happy. Families and friends are relieved. This begs several questions: How much communication is expected? How much communication is enough? How much uncertainty should the folks back home be prepared to endure? Must we plan for wifi/cell phone/satellite connections on our adventures as we do for temperature and rainfall? Do you prepare your family and friends for your communication or lack there of? The United States is rife with media stories of bogeymen everywhere outside our borders kidnapping and murdering naive blond haired, blue eyed American patriots. Be out of communication for a day or two and your disappearance proves the story. We need to set boundaries and expectations with our folks back home. What are your experiences and expectations? How much reporting is enough?