I have always wanted to visit Alaska. 9 months ago I started planning the trip. I leave tomorrow, Friday June 15th 2012. It will be a solo trip, my wife can't get the time off work for that long and doesn't want to "camp out" for 30 days. I ride a 08 DL650 (V-Strom) which I have only dropped once at speed. I will writing a journal and posting pictures as I find Wi-Fi along the way. My journal is at http://AlaskaVStrom.wordpress.com It currently lists the Bike and gear I am taking. There is a page that has my tentative route on it. I will be using a SPOT to map where I am and that will also be on that page. I am 50 years old and over weight. But I figure you only get to live once so I better enjoy it. I look forward to meeting new people and enjoying the adventure.