Hey! What, where, when, how, who, why! My name is Shaun. I´m 29 year old, virgo, I like long walks on the beach, and i'm currently in Cartagena, Colombia getting ready to ride around for 6 months. I worked for a big corporate box for 5 years - and made a good business of it - but something was off. I didnt like being employee number 36,847. A bit less than 2 years ago - I decided to leave. No job on the horizon and a bit of savings I quit to go snowboarding and mountain biking in British Colombia. Did that for a bit and returned to San Francisco. While waiting for something to happen - My friend asked me tohelp him start a motorcycle and 4x4 guesthouse in Panama City to accomodate overland travelers needing logistical help getting across the gap. Speaking no spanish and full of fear - I left for Panama two months later with my KTM on the back of our Land Cruiser. Arrived in Panama, got the guesthouse up and running and started accepting guests 2 months after that. Spent 9 months in Panama,learnt spanish, dated some pretty latinas, and started getting adventure jealous seeing all my clients coming and going. I turned the reigns over to my partner and hit the road! So I started planning my trip. South America, 6 months, on my KTM 690 SMC. Counter clockwise starting in Colombia and ending in Colombia ' without going to Ushuaia. You can check my trip planning thread to see the gear that I´m bringing.... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668218 Sit tight for my next installment. Stahlratte boat to Cartagena and me getting stranded with a dead bike my second day in! An adventure is a poorly planned expedition.