Ok - I'm starting this thing! Some background: Jim and Carol - married 40+ years, on two motorcycles (BMW R1200GSA and F700GS). Retired after years of planning centered around this trip. Sold our house in San Jose and most of our possessions, and left from a temporary rental home in Hollister CA on Jan 16, 2019, headed to Ushuaia. We have been riding for over 40 years, but with a ~25 year gap in the middle (kids happened), and Carol only started riding her own ride ~ 6 years ago (decided she didn't like being a passenger, may say something about my riding?). Jim is the one who loves to ride just to ride and Carol is along for the ride but loves people and cultures. Neither can imagine doing this without the other. We have a Facebook page and a website (which forum rules, as I understand them, forbid me to link to here) that we maintain to keep friends and family updated. But almost no one following us through those portals are riders, and I've become increasingly aware of the value, both to ourselves and to other riders, of having a thread here where other riders can follow along. So to that end I will attempt to update our trip here, focusing on "the ride" and other attributes of our trip that would be relevant to other riders. And I hope that other riders following along can add useful input from their experience.