Greetings all. This is my first ride report here and almost my first post. I've been a lurker for a few years now, and have been dreaming of a ride to South America for the last 3 years. I had been planning on doing it solo, but along the way I met a great woman who thought this trip was a great idea. So here we are, on the road on two KLRs, heading south. I'll be primarily updating my personal travel blog, Southern Exposure, but I will be cross posting here as I find the time. I want to contribute back to this site that has given me so much inspiration, especially the FlyingAvanti and Cavebiker threads, amongst many others. In the post I copy directly from my travel blog, the audience is friends and family, not the hardcore found here, so apologies in advance for descriptions of things you already know everything about. I've omitted reposting the ride from Seattle to the border. Further apologies for upcoming delays between posts - I'm trying to ride more than I post.