Hello everybody! I’ve been lurking around here for a long time, and have been inspired by all the epic ride reports here. It’s finally time for me to get my own ride report. Leaving from my (now former) home of Oakland, CA, I’m heading south through Central America, hitching a ride on the Stahlratte, and then probably tootling around Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. I have no designs on going all the way to Ushuaia, but anything can happen. I’m riding on my ‘18 Africa Twin Adv Sports. I have about 6 months set aside for this trip, and I started last week. I made my way to the border via three national parks Yosemite Death Valley Grand Canyon Now, for my first unfortunate bump in the road: I came down with something nasty, most likely strep. I’m in Nogales, AZ, about to start a course of antibiotics. (Of course I fuck up my GI tract with antibiotics right before entering Mexico...) I was planning on crossing the border tomorrow and making my pilgrimage to @Turkeycreek, but that will depend on whether I’m recovered enough for the ride. Fingers crossed!