One of the important things I want to work on this trip are portraits of the people I see along the way. For much of Central America, that wasn’t as practical since I was riding with two other guys and we were trying to make time in between mechanical problems. Now that I’m in South America however, I am riding either solo or with random people that I meet who are on a much slower schedule (years, not months), and I am not in a hurry to get across the Darian. This means that I can ride slower, stop along the way, and stop earlier in the day, giving me time to not only see more things but to also get the camera out more. Having this extra time and stopping more often has taught me that not only are the locals nice, but they are extremely curious and happy to be engaged by a foreigner on what to them is a massively over sized motorcycle.