I've been doing an "RSFR" trip since December 2011. It was the only way I could do it at this stage in my life when I have too many responsibilities at home to be able to get away for more than about two weeks at a time. I've never been one to put things off until "retirement" either.
The "RSFR" plan requires a little more planning and of course having friends with places to store my bike in many countries helps. For me it has worked very well, and has been easier than I thought. I would encourage anyone who can't be gone for long periods of time to do it.