I'm having mixed feelings about starting a new thread, but I can see how hard it would be to have to read through my first one, just to get to this part. As for my title……. Do you like it?? I hope you get the joke Tomorrow is the day!! Yippee!! Even though I loved spending the winter in Fairbanks, just hopping back on the bike to ride is really what it's all about. I have to admit though, baring my soul here, that for just a few seconds here and there, I almost didn't want to go. I was nervous as hell getting on my trial ride today. Would I still remember how to ride?? I know that sounds silly, it's only been 5 1/2 months, but still……:huh The fact that I rode for nearly 18 months seemed to have no bearing on how apprehensive I was. But I did it, and Spirit ran great!!! The new tank bags work great and other than a few minor little corrections, i.e. mirrors and rear brake angle, I'm set to go. The yard-sale went great!! I sold everything of value and made some money. Then last night after having cleaned up (made multiple runs to the dump/free stuff site), I decided that it was now or never, I had no more time left to wait. I tackled the job of tie-dyeing my two white long sleeve shirts. Well the youtube video made it seem easy……….:eek1 I think my shirts were too thick so I just muddled on. One shirt I rinsed out too early (I also didn't tie it but squirted it ), the other one, I have to admit, came out pretty great!! Hmmm, my peace sign looks like the open road But here is the rather weird thing!!!!! this photo is of the back, which I kept separate from the front and just tied it up haphazardly adding color here and there. The result is just amazing!!! What do you see?????? (nope I'm not a psychiatrist ) I was blown away! I'll tell you later what I see!! I had also made a tool bag real quick before selling my sewing machine at the yard sale. Today I rode to Darrin to bring him back his burner (which I left at home!!!! :huh ) and hung out for a bit talking bikes with him and Jennifer. He was also gracious enough to keep a box for me (filled with Christmas postcards and such) and will send it to me whenI get back to Kauai. So tomorrow I am riding to Tok, and kicking back at Eagle's Claw until Mark and the others arrive. Still have some cleaning up to do and fixing the little things on Spirit. Hmmm, remind me again how to put my previous ride report on the bottom……… LOL, never mind!!