"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere..."

-Steve McQueen

Destination: ??°??'??.??" S, ??°??'???.??" W

AKA Anywhere


What is “The Way South”

We started The Way South in 2016 with plans to ride from the U.S. to Ushuaia, Argentina but unlike most overland trips we were to do it in three different legs over three years. Unfortunately (or not), “life is what happens when you’re making other plans” (someone famous with the last name of Lennon said that) and the 2nd leg slated for 2017 got cancelled. Since then The Way South has evolved into something else, for me it has come to represent the idea of any motorcycle adventure, hopefully we can inspire you along the way. For the latest information check out our News section (did someone say monkey motorcycle run Morocco?), our video from 2016 below, or head over to the Journal section for blog updates from our travels, motorcycle information, and gear reviews.


Our Story: We were roommates in 2007 our freshman year in college and have been friends ever since. Back then we had pipe dreams of buying Harley's from the factory and riding them down old Route 66 to California. As if those dreams were not far fetched enough, we are now planning to ride to Ushuaia, Argentina. 

Dominic 'Dom' Metcalf 

For as long as I can remember, I've lived life on two wheels. Before I even took my first steps, I was riding on my dad's 1990 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. I grew up around family and friends who had bikes, and by the time I got to college, I purchased my first motorcycle: a 1993 Suzuki GS500. Since then, I've had a few different motorcycles, and for this trip, T.J. and I will be riding BMW F650GS Dakars. This will be the longest trip I've ever taken on a bike by far and I'm sure it's going to be quite an adventure.

Favorite Road

Hwy 89-A


Prescott, AZ


34°32'30"N 112°28'10"W


Light this candle!

-Alan Shepard, First American in Space

Trevis 'T.J.' Matheus

I am a University Professor studying past climates using tree-rings teaching classes related to climate and the environment. My first motorcycle was a red 1977 Honda Elsinore MR-175, given to me by my aunt I still have it and made it street legal in 2008. Since then I've ridden a Suzuki GS500, Honda Shadow, and now I am riding my '06 BMW F650GS Dakar which will soon see a lot more miles. Motorcycling is in my blood, my grandfather and grandmother rode, and grandma rode a Harley all through my formative years, my dad also rides and may join us on the trip. I think I really caught the bug when I lived in AZ and helped teach motorcycle safety classes and worked in a bike shop.

Favorite Road

Geiger Grade


Virginia City, NV


39°18'34.3"N 119°39'00.0"W


"Stay in your heart, Stand in the truth, and The rest will come to you"

-My Grandfather, Tom Gunn


  • 2/9/19: T.J.’s registered for the January 2020 Morocco monkey run with the adventurists check out their site for more information.

  • 8/10/18: Could it be?! Dom gets a new bike a 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler, stay tuned for a journal post

  • 2/14/18: Could it be?! T.J. gets a new bike a 2017 Honda Africa Twin, stay tuned for a journal post

  • 10/15/17: We’ve had to cancel the second leg of our trip we will be working with a shipping company to retrieve our bikes, Journal post to come soon. We’re not done adventuring stay posted.

  • 9/1/17: We were featured in Lift magazine check out the article here

  • 3/16/17: We have finished planning the second leg to Peru! Altoplano here we come 12/17! Check out the route

  • 12/28/16: Back in the US bikes are stored in Costa Rica waiting to be shipped to S.A. next year

  • 11/30/16: We're off! On the first leg from the US to Costa Rica

  • 10/04/16: We were featured in an article from the Indiana Daily Student check it out here

  • 9/25/16: Bikes are nearly ready both now have panniers now we are just counting down until Nov. 30 check out our route