Thank you for the engrossing ride report. As a rider of a 650 V-Strom and a small dual-sport, and reading more and more ride reports, I'm beginning to sense a pattern of the kinds of trips that appeal to me. Yours was one of those kinds, as road trips go. Your ride seemed ambitious and unstructured at the same time, an odd mix that left me with a tingly feeling. You pictures conveyed a good sense of being there. Well done sir, carry on.