BikePilot: for your sake I hope you're not my twin! But if so, ya might want to get an MRI.... Hey Joe, I'd visit Australia just to meet you in person and hear more of your f'in jaw-dropping stories. Didn't know it was so cost-prohibitive to get a bike in and out, though....I'll have to figure something out when I make it a little closer. Course if you can make it to Europe.... Ruin: glad you enjoyed. Welcome to the addiction that is ADV. Trek: Thanks for the feedback. You're a madman to read the whole thing in 16 hours. Good luck with your own C2C adventure. Stay tuned for more.