First, a thank you to all who helped spread the word, offer advice, and wish me well. Thank you also to the dedicated police of Chile. They recovered the bike after it was abandoned in a street in less than 24 hours. It was of course without all of my equipment, electronics, tools, and gear. The thieves also cut the ignition cables and broke the locks on the boxes. I am trying to repair these things myself.
Second, it’s my pleasure to share the adventure with the world. I will continue the ride. Yesterday wasn’t so pleasurable, but even in hindsight I know these kinds of days are necessary to remind us of the good ones. I have never in four years spent so much time recollecting the last four years as I have in the last 24 hours. I have a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, and a smartphone; I will be able to continue posting updates as I ride to Ushuaia.
But I need to replace some essential equipment. Eric wanted to create a gofundme campaign, but I felt uncomfortable with the idea. I do have the paypal link available for donations on my website at hasadv.com.
I am not without money… Or the will to continue… Yet. At the same time, I graciously accept all support that comes my way and so do my best to pay it forward to other travelers as I can.
Thanks again to everyone, especially the kind people helping me in Viña del Mar. I am forever in your debt.