I have been wanting to do this for more than five years now, explore North, Central and South America on a motorcycle. I managed to temporary satisfy my appetite for motorcycle travel with trips through Africa and Europe, but the idea of a bigger and longer ride never left my mind. Those trips also gave me more confidence and experience and I realized that if I try real hard I might be able to actually do this. So in summer 2018 I was riding on some road heading to Athens and then and there I made the decision to go for it. No more excuses, there will be no better time. Yes it will be difficult, yes I have to give up many things, yes I will be asking myself why on earth I’m doing this, but it will be all worth it in the end. Even if it’s only to get this idea out of my head. Back then when I made that decision and when I booked my flight it still seemed far away. In the past months I kept myself entertained by researching kit, improving the bike and ordering all kinds of nice stuff that I would definitely need one day. Now, with only a week left and most lists checked off I am starting to feel nervous. But it is exciting too. Last week I delivered my bike at the shipping terminal in Zeebrugge (Belgium). After a lot of hard work (there is always something to fix) it was time to send it on its way to Canada. Its current location is somewhere south of Ireland on a RoRo vessel called ‘Glorious Leader’. If all goes well in a weeks’ time it will be waiting for me to pick it up at the Autoport in Halifax.