Loving the report so far! I'll be curious to see how the trip pans out, especially if you continue to stay with people in their homes, as opposed to hotel/moteling it! Question on your gear: what jacket are you wearing? It looks like leather, but with some serious venting....
Current: 2012 Triumph Street Triple R
, 2015 BMW R12gsw
Past: KTM, BMW, Triumph, Suzuki, Honda