Due to time/money constraints and a few weddings that I REALLY should attend this summer, the South American walkabout is quickly drawing to a close. I'm in Valparaiso, Chile getting read to crate up the bike and ship it to Baltimore. Why not Seattle (where I live) you ask? Shipping the bike and flying myself to the eastern seaboard is vastly cheaper than Seattle for some reason - so much so that the difference in price will more than pay for a cross country roadtrip. Since all the oldskool rallys seem to take place far from where I live, I've never gotten the chance to actually meet any old skoolers (notice spelling) except for Solo Lobo and Stickerbush, so I figure that as long as I'm going to be slowly riding across the ol' U S of A and have plenty of time to kill until when I NEED to be back in Seattle, I figured I might as well see if anyone is game to let a cheapskate traveller pitch a tent in their yard for a night or even just grab a beer. If you've given me any priceless wisdom in the past that beer might even be on me. Anybody in? I'll be leaving from Baltimore toward the end of April or beginning of May heading toward New Mexico, then north to wyoming, west to Oregon, then north to Seattle. If you live anywhere on this rough trajectory and have a nice yard, let me know.