Hi everyone, it's been a dream of mine for a long time to ride a motorcycle from california through south america and surf along the way. I am two years out of college now and have finally saved up enough to make it happen. I would like to make it down to Patagonia by march but honestly I have no set plans and am just going with whatever feels right. I bought a 2001 dr650 in april and my dad has given me a crash course in motorcycle repairs/maintenance over the past few months. We have gone through the entire bike, replaced pretty much everything and it's ready to go. I'm definitely a beginner in motorcycle mechanics but hopefully I'm not complete dead-weight when something goes wrong (to be determined).. The trip is very open ended, my initial plan is to ride through baja and take the ferry to mazatlan. From there I want to hug the coast and surf my way down until I hit panama. If I keep going after panama I imagine I will sell off the surfboard so I can focus on the riding, culture, and my lack of spanish skills. Here's the bike, almost complete just missing a few minor details. still looking for a board bag and better way to strap it to the bike. Wish me luck!