It would be easier without 50lbs of crap strapped to the bike, and or a lighter bike. Either way, I wouldn't of not done it without you Sy. Best riding partner a ADVer could ask for. Looks like I'm booked thru this next month working, just a 1 day break in the middle, to hopefully do the Boondoggle Ride with Yellowpig and Co. That ride is truelly a DS ride. None of those shenanagins like out west on the CL Ride.