Hey everyone! A couple of months ago I had some downtime at work and realized I haven't done any sort of longer adventure ride in a year so naturally I began daydreaming. My daydreaming led me to Google, which led me to RideADV's website. In the moment I decided to leverage the fact that my company closes between Xmas and New Year in combination with the large amount of PTO I have saved up to book a trip to Patagonia. I worked with Eric to plot out most of the details, made my payment and now I'm a mere 19 days away from heading to the airport. Holy hell... both excited and nervous. Normally I'd plan this all myself, and only rely on a company for the bike, but given the short amount of time between decision and my trip relying on someone else to do a lot of the heavy lifting just works out better. I also have a somewhat limited window in which to get this done or I'd love to do the full down and back ride. I'll be flying down, picking up a rental, and spending 18 days on my own threading my way south through Patagonia. Every day that goes by makes it harder to concentrate on work, which I have plenty of... it just seems less interesting as the days melt away. Pretty sure I have most of my gear/equipment/supplies/stuff ready. A few small things I need to gather yet, but I'll never feel like I'm totally prepared. That just won't happen. Ever. If anyone has any advice or must see things down that way, I'm all ears. I'll probably post up my InReach address before I go and try to post here and there. Will do a total write-up when I get back. Not taking my computer, and not planning on using my phone. Trying to do this as disconnected and in the moment as I can. So looking forward to crossing another bucket list item off, even if I can't ride the whole way there and back... yet.