A fantastic day on the river with a few friends and a nice talk with Sharon who has travelled to Central & South America. Seems like I mostly hear good things from the people who've actually been there and travelled around. Some other people who haven't been there seem to think parts are VERY dangerous. I guess that's why they don't get out much ; )
Prep continues this evening. Yesterday, I got my topcase from Jesse Luggage in Arizona. Looks very sweet, but a bit of a problem as it doesn't seem to lock onto the bike and I'm leaving soon.
Oh well, I emailed Al Jesse and hopefully tomorrow he has some suggestions. This is what the bike is looking like at the moment. I have the top case held on with clamps, but haven't drilled the holes yet and hopefully I'll get to that tomorrow. Soon I'll post a few more pics of the bike with the panniers and some other shots of the special gear on the bike.