Dear All, Wish it wuz me... but alas! 'tis my Buddy who is planning to ride with 2 or 3 others to and through South America early in 2011. His immediate question is this: What bike? The idea is to purchase there, and either donate them afterwards to a worthy cause or sell 'em. 200 class? 2T or 4T? 450/500 class? Obviously, the ability to pack a load is very important, and my friend is certainly not a small person. 3 months on an ill-=fitting bike would be most unenjoyable, I would think. So, is there some wisdom for us on this Forum, with regard to the immediate issue? Other assistance and advice would be most appreciated too. Kind regards, RobG Republic of South Africa.