So. Here is a short introduction. I'm Nate, A 16 year old Junior in highschool with no real riding experience and a large sense of adventure. I've always been interested in motorcycles (much to the peril of my father) and Film. About a week ago I was reading the Sydney to London RR. I was inspired to see as much as I can before I crank down into the ramen-eating, bus-riding experience that is college which will undoubtedly flow into me working till' I die. I want to plan a trip that will allow me to see as much as possible and film parts of it into a documentary style film to be used as a Senior Project. Key areas to visit are: Alaska (Prudhoe Bay??) New England (Visit Family, Maybe go into canada at some point) Finish the TAT through and through. Now I know most of you guys are old enough to be my dad, and even granddad. Which is why I am asking you guys for help with this. I am totally open to you guys going "THIS KID IS CRAZY!" Which I honestly don't mind, if you can give me some help on how to make it far more realistic. I welcome it. I have some questions... How much would something like this cost? I plan on doing a lot of camping. Something I have lots of experience in. What is a bike that would be acceptable as a first bike that can be used in relative comfort for a trip this size? Anything in particular I should bring? Any spectacular routes I should be looking at along the way? Is anyone out there willing to loan a couch to my ass soewhere along the way? FYI I live in the Seattle area.