For at least the last ten years I have been dreaming of retiring and taking a motorcycle ride down to Central America, or even South America. I am still NOT SURE if I am going to make this trip or not. I have ridden from Spokane, Washington to Baja, Mexico by myself, and I have flown to Ecuador and taken a four day off road trip with an old Army buddy, but I have never taken a trip quite as extensive as this.
Last year I sold my Harley Ultra Classic and my Kawasaki KLR in anticipation of buying my "Retirement Bike". After much research I have ordered a 2017 Africa Twin. It should arrive here in April. I have never ridden one and the dealer has agreed to give me my down payment back if I do not like it.
Right now I have a lot of things going through my mind. Do I retire this summer or wait until December so I can cash in all of my unused leave? When do I leave to avoid bad weather? Should I head south immediately from Spokane or should I head to Alaska first and work my way south? Should I stop in Central America or should I try to make it to South America? How much will it cost? How long will it take? Can I do this blog on the road? Can I finally learn to use my gopro? Should I skip the Africa Twin and just buy a new KLR, that will save me $7,000. I have never been so undecided about anything in my life!
I guess I will take it one day at a time and see what happens. I would welcome any and all suggestions or comments that anyone may have.