Nice job on the welds ... I hope they hold up for another 78K miles! Big Kudos Jay, you've kept going one of the most interesting and educational ride reports ... EVER ... on ADV Rider. For over two years your report has brought joy, hope and inspiration to us all. Quite rare among the mostly mediocre reports we see here. We can ALL learn a lot from you Jay ... not only about travel and DR650's ... but about life .... and Values! You really should be joining the diplomatic ranks and share your talents ... to help repair our reputation world wide. Continued safe travels and much JOY in the new year!