This will be the reverse of a trip I started a little over a year ago. Then the plan was to trailer to Matamoras and ride to Panama. I got as far as Oaxaca when circumstances forced me to turn around. This year the trip will be in the opposite direction. I'm flying to Panama City tomorrow, taking a bus to David on Sunday where Panama Paul will pick me up. We'll head to his place outside David where he lives and where the '92 R100GS I bought from him is domiciled. We'll spend a few days there before heading out. We plan on being in San Jose, Costa Rica, the weekend of the 25th for a bike show then head towards Guatemala. We should get to Guatemala around the 5th of February where I'll stop at San Pedro la Laguna and Paul will head back home for an upcoming ride to Ushuaia. I plan on spending 3-4 weeks in San Pedro taking Spanish immersion classes before heading north towards home around the middle of March. I'm also thinking of splitting the immersion classes between San Pedro and Antigua. Alan (aatc9988) is planning on being in San Pedro when I am and there is the possibility that Pilot will be there also. Pretty simple plan, right? I hoping it stays that way, but time will tell. I've had a couple of unfortunate incidents off road lately so I plan on sticking to the pavement as much as possible. I've got my MedJet Assist plan up-to-date but am hoping I don't have to use it. The good news in Kansas City is that they will be experiencing the coldest week of the season after I leave. I would have hated to leave on a trip like this if the forecast had been for weather in the 60s. This is a picture I took yesterday at "suicide hill" just down the street from my house. Packing for the trip has not gone as planned. I had planned on taking just this suitcase and a large dry sack. Right now the suitcase is full, the large dry sack is full and I have added a smaller dry sack and a small backpack. So here's where I'm at right now, including Jimmie the cat.