Here we go again! We're leaving Sunday morning! :eek1 I had planned on leaving on Saturday June 7th but we had a huge storm system move thorough and I did not want to start our trip being miserable. It was a toss up as to go back and attend the D2D and ride the Dempster or do something a bit different and ride to Labrador/Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, etc. We opted to see Labrador and experience the "other" side of Canada. I didn't plan this or overthink this trip like I did going to Prudhoe Bay. We had a great trip but leaving much of it unplanned is what we want to do this time. It's all about the journey rather than the destination. :eek1 I did however pan a preliminary route for the first 8 days just to give us a path to follow. I wanted to avoid the traffic and congestion with Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City so I planned a much more northern bypass: This is just my thoughts and not written in stone. Any other ideas? I did not plan a route after hitting the ferry at Blanc Sablon. We'll also be staying on Prince Edward Island and hoping to hit Niagara Falls on the way home. I've seen it but Dylan has not. A few photos of the trip preparation are below. After Alaska and the Dalton my shocks bit the dust as well as the damn fuel strip. I scheduled them to be replaced a few weeks ago when I was finally able to afford the hefty price tag. The shocks after being installed at Nicks BMW (now Tytler's Cycle): The Dalton and my trip on the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail last year didn't help the longevity. The long winter was miserable but I stayed healthy throughout the entire winter! Then it hit the fan about two weeks ago. Came down with a sinus infection and pneumonia! :dog I went to my physician and explained my dilemma about leaving and not wanting to have to deal with health issues on the road in another country and he said; Ok, we'll start some antibiotics: It took me about 7 days to feel like I had the energy to get things prepped and packed. That doesn't include riding the bike and camping for the next 3 weeks!!! I had a hell of a time getting new tires mounted and everything packed up.