Great experience and report. Sorry about the wreck. Heal fast.
As for the no kid comments, this RR has no lifetime meaning to me. The 11 year old with his dad from Wisconsin to Alaska and back is much more what I think has lifetime impact. I failed getting either of my boys on bikes. They had other interests and have excelled in them and I fully supported and was very involved with them, but a ride to alaska, if they would have been willing would have been the top bucket list item I could have ever had.