With just over 2 weeks to play with, I plan on heading solo on an 04 Suzuki DRZ400S as far north as possible, starting in Victoria BC, and time allowing, a bit of dirt through BC, through the Yukon, and possibly, hopefully, onto Inuvik. This will be a real test for me, and I’m not sure if I’ll see another chance to do this for a long time. We’ll see how far I get! Ever since getting my first and only motorcycle 2 ½ years ago, I’ve always wanted to go out on some kind of epic mission, like so many I’ve read about. It was my brother who got me into ADV, and I think it was his trip across Canada, thru to Darien Gap that really got me thinking about traveling this way. I was always a bicycle guy, mostly mountain biking and trials, so the transition to a dual sport was somewhat natural, it just took a while to make it happen, getting licences and finances together. Nowadays, I’d have it no other way- this is the way to travel! I’ve done a few multi day rough camping and touring adventures around southern BC, and have learned a lot along the way, riding, exploring, camping, and refining the art of self-sufficiency, always for fun, though sometimes torture, to mentally and physically prepare myself for some bigger adventure. I don’t like getting stuck places, and I have learned that the hard way! I think with some of the pitfalls I have been through in the past with breakdowns, flat tires, and faulty electrics, I have a good idea of what to look out for, and I am religious about bringing what I need to get me home. One of my biggest concerns is gas. I am riding an 04 Suzuki DRZ400S with a 10L tank. I usually carry a 5.67L can on the side, this time I will be carrying a 10L can on top of my bag as well. I usually get about 160-170kms per tank, so I expect this should get me about 400kms range, guessing on the conservative side. I’ll have to bring some oil too. I’m at 44,000kms, and I do burn a bit. I switched to some older tires I had for the way up. They have a little bit of life, but not much. I’m switching back to 606’s, which I will be carrying, when the old ones are cooked. I’d buy tires on the way, but I have to pull off this trip for about $1500... I plan on heading out the 2nd of August, so roughly 3-4 days through BC, 5 or 6 in the Yukon. Haven’t planned further than that.. First "real" ride report, Wish me luck!