One way ticket from MSP to SEA the second week of May: Check 2005 Triumph Tiger shipped to Jay at DMC in Sept. 2012: Check Read the yellow book on piloting a sidecar rig: Check A 1 year old standard poodle (AKA "The Worthless Furbutt")in training to be a monkey: Check Any inmates between Enumclaw, WA and NW Wisconsin hide your children, pets and old folks because I will be hurtling toward the rising sun across the northern Rockies and Great Plains the second week of May! Canadian inmates may be threatened if I should make an erroneous left turn anywhere along the route...:huh My decision-making skills may be somewhat suspect as I could have had it shipped to me for 3 times less the cost of my fly and ride. And miss the hapless tale of a 60 year old woman sidecar noobist on a 1700 mile training ride?...not a chance! :eek1 I'll keep you all posted. Now, hold my beer and watch this!