Thanks for the kudos. My skills on the big bike have improved enough over the last year that I'm completely confident that now I can get myself into a really serious situation. When shit starts to go wrong you just have to take it in stride, relax and enjoy the adventure. I read a funny quote somewhere once, "An adventure is something which while you are having it, you wish you were someplace else." I find that to be true sometimes. It was a fun solo trip and I intend to do another solo DV trip in the coming months but this time in some more interesting terrain.