Put together a new website that was promising--allowed me to do everything I wanted, almost. The blog feature sucked balls, so I bailed on that. Perhaps I'm just so comfortable with the R/R format that I don't care for anything else.
PM me with any suggestions for blog sites if you use one/like one/read one that you think works well as an 'after-party' way of sharing.
In the meantime, I finally made it to Portland after another 6 hours of riding wicked twisted roads (+ 3 hours of one really boring one).
Aiming to have the first post up tomorrow. Thanks for the welcome back, guys.