February 11th, 1995
We spent 49 arduous days of near never-ending romantic high adventure to become the first to cross the infamous Darien Gap of Panama and Colombia, all on land, via motorcycle, the unique two-wheel drive American-made Rokon Trail-Breaker, christened Rozinante. This expedition was not without its share of highs and lows.
Rozinante was held for ransom in one village, we experienced a breakdown with the Rozinante’s engine that required a new engine to be shipped down to Colombia, and we came face to face with the notorious Colombian guerrillas. But every tear of fear and every skip of the heartbeat was worth it when we arrived at the small town of Rio Sucio, Colombia, on March 31st, 1995. We had, once again, successfully crossed the infamous Darien Gap, all on land.