I finally convinced my wife to join me for a long moto tour after she mistakenly asked me, "What would you like to do to celebrate Our 15th Anniversary"? She has only ridden a handful of short daytrips around Arizona. She surprised me when she agreed and started to get excited about a long ride. She surprised me even further when she volunteered for, and completed the MSF Basic Motorcycle Operators course. She passed the course, but refused to consider riding a seperate bike. So 2up it is. We wave goodbye to the kids. We're off! Before the real "Adventure" continues here's a few teaser shots along with some questions we hope to answer with this tour; How much heat can you survive? Does the sun set over the mainland on the West Coast? How do you shred the sides of the tire first? Will she enjoy her first long tour? Just how big are these trees? How cold is that water? Will the KTM deliver as reliably as a freight train? How many days does it take to lap the entire Golden State? Ten Days? Nine Days? What's around the next bend?