With more than 30 years of riding experience, I started riding at the age of 12 and went on to race motocross as a teenager. As soon as I could get a driver's license, I bought a motorcycle and used it to commute while I was in college for several years and have owned a bike ever since. I'm a Charter life member of the AMA and also a member of the Harley Owners Group and BMW MOA. I've lost track of the number of miles I've ridden but its surely more than 100k. I was formerly a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Ridercoach and taught many folks to ride over several years. About 5 years ago I bought my first BMW GS and have taken it on many on and off road trips. This year I participated in the GS Trophy competition and I am an alum of RawHyde Adventures training. I've done many long trips including rides from AZ to Sturgis and Milwaukee.
Off road I'm comfortable on most types of terrain, have completed sections of the AZ and NM BDR. I currently own a 2004 Honda CRF230 since new - a bike very similar to those you'll be riding on the Peru trip. Other bikes I've owned include: F700GS, HD Road King, Low Rider, Honda Shadow, Magna, Nighthawk, Ducati Multistrada. Current bike is 2017 R1200GS that I've put 20k miles on in the last few years. Very blessed that the pandemic has afforded me more riding time over the past 2 years and the fact that I've been able to visit 10 National Parks during that time.