Wow! I'm jealous! I wish I could make that trip again. Good luck with being back before anyone knows you are gone; when you get there, you won't want to leave! Packing. Sheesh, I am a terrible packer. I take too much, although, I would be hard pressed to give up just about anything I took. I spent a bunch of time reading other ride reports and leaned heavily on Dr. Rock for his packing lists. He is a master at organization and packing! I'm sure he won't mind if I sent that info to you; just pm and email address. The front tire is a TKC 80 and the rear a Mefo SE. I like the Mefo. It's a little squirrelly, but I'm used to it. I like the fifty-fifty ish aspect of it. It gave me no trouble on the off road stuff and was suitable for the paved roads. I still haven't removed those tires from the bike; I think I've got around 6000 miles on them. They do need to be changed though. Thank you for reading this and I really appreciate the compliments! Please do a ride report and let us all read it!