As a reprise of their trip to India in 2008, Jean and Ross Copas and RuthAnn and Steve Reynen will point their motorcycles south to ride to Ushuaia, Argentina, prior to boarding the Polar Star for a ten day cruise to Antarctica.
We will meet in McAllen, TX, on October 7th prior to crossing into Mexico the following day to begin the long ride south. The plan is to ride through Central America, fly around the Darien Gap from Panama City, Panama, to Bogota, Colombia, before hopping on the bikes again. After spending New Year's Day in Antarctica we will start up the east side of the continent to Brazil. At that point the plan is a little hazy; we may do a trip on the Amazon River before shipping the bikes someplace. That someplace could be Europe or South Africa............we just don't know at this point. Carnival in Rio takes place in early March and that may also figure into our plans--stay tuned.
On the left side of the page you will see SPOT; click on it and you will be able to see where we are. The orange dots will show our route and the green dots will indicate where we are spending the night. Use the drop down menus in the "Adjustments" panel to view some or all of the SPOT way points and one day, one week, or all of the trip. There is a place for comments there as well as on the blog itself. We encourage you to comment as hearing from you while we are on the road is very welcome.
Come along with us on this long journey south; it should be fun.