So it appears my user ID is disabled and multiple mails to the admin have gone unanswered. Finally made a new ID which is finally active. Been back for 10 days or so, sucked back into work big time.
I'll start uploading photos and writing the story soon.
It was a good trip and I came back with a sufficient amount of zen. The Honda XR performed brilliantly overall, though I don't think I will singing praises of the seat comfort