Holla Inmates! My name is Nirbhai Bhinder. I’m pointed south with no particular plans or agenda. Bike – 2015 1200GSA Packing – Tools, some parts, camping stuff (just in case) and essential clothing Riding gear - Revit Poseidon, Sidi Adventure Boots, Schulbirth E1 Got all my shots and a travel pack from the doc Kaiser’s travel dept mailed a whole tree, 200 pages of warnings which got shredded. I’m Indian, ate dirt growing up. I leave home (Stockton CA) tomorrow and head to AZ and will cross the wall at Agua Prieta. Stay tuned… My Story Born and raised in Punjab India. I was 26 when I left India and landed in California. Marriage, kids, work and life in general; I have no idea where last 28 years of my life disappeared. Being an Indian two wheels are part of daily life. Dad had a 230 CC 2 stroke Jawa. Move to America had me in a tail spin for almost two decades working and supporting a family. Not complaining about it, this is path I chose for myself. Being first generation immigrant there is an adjustment period and whole lot of other stuff that I don’t want to get into. Consequently there was long drought from riding. So a boy from Punjab worked odd jobs, then some good ones and became a dad, a business man, and finally a rider in 2009. My first ride was 2008 M109R2. Then a few motorcycles in between and some saddle time, I craved more riding. One night I stumble onto my asylum; “ADV forum” and read my first ride report by metaljockey -https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-wife-the-ex-and-the-kid-do-namibia.517112/ . I was hooked, wanted to get away from everything and just ride. But the claws of life are not letting me go. A couple more years bite the dust, now my sons (Shawn & Taj) are in high school and started to help out with the business, a game changer for dad. My little helpers gave me wings. Few short rides became week long rides and then in 2016 I was able to get away for 35 days and rode to AK up and back. In 2017 we celebrated our 25th marriage anniversary in Europe and rented a GS from Edelweiss in Austria. Time away from daily grind gave me a new perspective in life. My American dream took a turn; possessions, ownerships staring to taste funny. Wife calls it my mid-age crisis. My wife is an educator and was not involved in the business. I sowed the seeds of my plan, worked diligently to convince her that this is perfect time to sell the business and hit a reset button. At first she thought this is crazy idea and will have negative consequence. But persistence paid off, she finally said yes. I was the happiest dude alive that day. This was almost like the day she said YES, the first time. Business sold, honey-do list completed (For Now). I got my freedom ticket to Saouuuth! I leave home tomorrow and head to AZ to cross the wall. Stay tuned…..