Prologue August 25 As the ancient mariners finished their ride to Alaska the topic of conversation naturally migrated to where to next year. By the time we went our separate ways we had almost decided on the Trans-Labrador Highway. Reading lots of ride reports that made it seem that late August/September would be the best time to minimize the onslaught of black flies. We spent the ensuing year planning and upgrading our rides. I went from the F650GS (single) to the F800GS. Jack (Jairlie on ADVrider) went to the F650GS (twin). Farkling became a way of life. The ancient mariners another year older The bikes Mine Jack's Two big differences My Touratech standard seat with Alaska Leather Butt Pad Jacks Corbin Both seats courtesy of the ADVrider flea market My TKCs Jacks Karoos The bikes were staged at my house, Jack having ridden from Colorado Springs to Annapolis 3 weeks ago for our Naval Academy class golf tournament, then flew home and returned today. I had both bikes serviced at Bobs BMW while he was gone. When he got here we finished packing the bikes and then met my family for a light supper before riding on to York Pa. My grandson trying to convince Jack he would be a good pillion. Both grandkids We left the restaurant and arrived in York about 9. Tomorrow the adventure begins in earnest.