Darién Gap

Preparation – The Darién Gap


A great day for me today (another!). I secured my passage between Panama and Colombia on the great Stahlratte sailboat. This step formalizes yet a little more my trip. This will also be my only major reservation for the duration of the journey. For those who are possibly not aware, these countries, and the Panamericana highway,

Route du Nord, Québec

Preparation – Motorcycle Equipment (farkle!)


Farkle (also spelled “farkel”) is a term common among adventure motorcyclists. Enthusiasts will “farkle up” their motorcycles with aftermarket accessories such as radar detectors, GPS units, tall windscreens, steering stabilizers, carbon fiber bits, cushy aftermarket seats, and so on… The BMWR1200GSA comes standard with an impressive list of equipment, but it is clear to anyone

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