Anna. Hal here. This is really terrific! Fantastic writing and photos.
As someone who knows and has ridden with Anna, she is the real deal, one hell of a rider and a genuinely awesome person. I remember seeing her Radian when she and Bee 1st picked it up. It's a great bike! But it's the rider, not the bike and that's why she was able to do this trip.
Your brother would definitely be proud.