Hello, My ride actually began over this past Thanksgiving weekend when I rode the first leg from Racine, Wi to Memphs, TN. I have my R1200GS stored in Memphis and will return Dec 24th to continue my ride. I have a 3 month sabbatical which begins 12/24, and anticipating winter weather in Wisconsin, I had decided to store the bike in Memphis and fly back to Milwaukee with frequent flyer miles. My final destination is Yaviza with plenty of rambling in between. I'll ride the Caribbean side of Mexico going to Belize and then Guatemala. I have done a few "fly and rent" rides in the past including Alaska, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia (4 times), South Africa and Nicaragua. I also did a cross country ride on my '08 R1200GS to Mendocino, CA this past summer. My intention is to keep this report updated. I'll also add a link to my SPOT page. For picture starters, here is one of my moto in the storage lockup in Memphis just waiting patiently for my return.