Before we began planning Autopista End Nathaniel and I were already very well traveled. It was one of the things that first attracted us to one another.

Autopista End is a record of what happens when two twenty-somethings decide that riding their motorcycles from California to Tierra Del Fuego is a great idea.

We hope you will enjoy checking out our blogs, photos and videos as we document the places we go, the people we meet and the food we eat on this totally insane journey.

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  1. Drive safe today you all. Enjoy your final days in America as you head south!

  2. Have a beautiful and safe journey, take tons of photos….love you Alex
    from your favorite CSI Michele

  3. Son lo mejor, en verdad que disfruten esta aventura al máximo. lo queremos ver de nuevo en huamantla. suerte viajeros de autopsia end.

  4. I saw you in small restaurant in Salvador on Nov 30th. I was with my wife. where is your picture of that day?

  5. This is a terrific blog, I Chuck S. told me about it. I was good friends with Chuck’s Dad Carmine and was with him in South Carolina when he bought your red KLR. He would be thrilled with this adventure. Good luck, Jerome.

    • Hey Jerome! That’s awesome you were with him when he bought the bike! She has been a trooper on this trip and some of the BMW guys we’ve met on the road admitted they wish they had gone with the KLR. Are you still in South Carolina? Stay in touch – maybe someday our paths will cross!
      -Alex

  6. Alex, I’m home in Baton Rouge now. I have a couple of BMW’s but if I was doing what you’re doing it would be on a KLR or a DR 650 also, much friendlier to local mechanics.

    • Jerome,

      KLR650’s have been wonderful but we have surprisingly seen more places to get a Suzuki serviced than a Kawasaki… That doesn’t mean they will have exactly what you need in stock when you need it but it is food for thought. We met a Canadian couple in their mid 50’s doing it and they don’t speak Spanish. You might like to check out their blog too!: http://www.chasingdreamson2wheels.com

  7. We spent a year in Ushuaia living on our boat. Try to persuade a boater to take you on the ‘Glacier Loop’. Go the the AFYSIN Yacht Club and meet them on the dock. Offer to buy food, fuel, whatever it takes, it will be the highlight of your young lives.

    • Thanks for the tip Scott! We are going to have to try that! When does it start to get REALLy cold again down there? -alex

  8. Just took a few minutes to catch up with your blog, you guys are doing a terrific job of keeping us less adventurous folks informed, thanks

  9. nothing like getting caught up in a rock throwing protest to put the Adventure in Adventure Touring.

  10. Shame works miracles. I have and continue to enjoy your adventure through the Blog, so Blog on!!!!! The pictures and dialog are superb! Keep riding & writing….. Love Dad

  11. How we enjoy reading your blog! What an adventure! Please eat some Argentine empanadas for us! Buen provecho! Tengan cuidado! Memories! Con cariño y un gran abrazo, Uncle Dave and Aunt Diane

    • Hey Dave and Diane! I did not know for sure that you were following the blog although I suspected Mom had passed on the link. I hope you are both enjoying the adventure! We have about one week till we reach Ushuaia and I expect we should be home some time during that last week of April… Maybe at that point I will be brave enough to take Dad’s motorcycle out of the garage. Hopefully you are both doing well and I promise to eat PLENTY of empanadas! See You Soon – Alex

  12. Just a note from another distant acquaintance/friend of Carmine. I had the satisfaction of riding with Carmine on a few trips and thoroughly enjoyed his company and most of all his free spirit that he rode with. I met Chuck and Carmine thru a mutual friend Jerome Ducote once, many years ago on a short trip into the Mena, Arkansas back roads. My wife and I have riden the “more traveled” roads since 97 on a Goldwing. Anyway, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog w/your accompanied pictures, they are absolutely stunning! It is refreshing to read your blogs and I admire your tenacity. Please keep us posted with your continued journey and may your journey be safe and continue to be exciting. Some of us “more seasoned” riders are jealously observing in the background your trip! Please keep blogging!
    Rick Barnett- Lake Charles, LA.

    • Hey Rick,
      It’s great to hear from you! We always appreciate when Jerome drops us a line too! I told Chuck the other day that I feel like I’ve gotten to know Carmine a little bit during this trip. Whenever we look through the clymer for the bike I see his notes in it and I always appreciate that he was the type of guy to take such good care of his bikes. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the blog! Having it makes it easier to keep all of our friends and family informed of whats going on but it’s also a way to distribute information to other people considering a similar trip! I think we are going to keep the web-site live after we return home so that we can occasionally write about adventures in the US, but mostly keep it updated so that people will realize we are still available to answer strategic questions! Keep in touch! -Alex

  13. Can not wait till you reach Ushuaia and the last of April gets here. Love to you both Nano

    • Still having fun at 88yrs. Hope the Grandkids will do
      the same. Must be because I was a Smith by birth

  14. yOUR POST CARD FROM Nicaragua CAME TODAY,4/2/14
    THANK YOU HOPE THE RADIATOR IS FIXED BY NOW

    • Hey Bill,

      No, we were farther south and in Argentina so we missed the quake and the aftershock thankfully. Hope all is well with you!

  15. LET THERE BE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL USHUAIA
    BROVO OLE

  16. As you know, I am not an avid reader. However, this journey has been a gift to share with you guys….thank you! Safe traveling!

  17. Congratulations on making it all the way down, great adventure, wonderful writing, Carmine would be proud of you and his plucky little KLR for making it all the way down.

  18. YESTERDAY WAS THE DAY WE HAD WAIED FOR. TO HEAR FIRST HAND MORE
    DETAILS OF YOUR ADVENTURE AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. ALSO TO CELEBRATE
    A BELATED BIRTHDAY.and give the BEST HUG EVER. LOVED EVERY MOMENT
    WE WILL NEVER TIRE OF HEARING MORE..THANK YOU SO MUCH
    THANK YOU FOR THE SANDWICHES,TOO. was surprised to see our SMILING FACES
    ON YOU INSTAGRAM.
    LOVE YOU LOTS,
    GRAM AND GRAMPS CHANEY

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