Well, I'm almost totally packed, I've just confirmed my reservations, and the Versys is drooling the last of its oil into a pan in the garage. So far, so good. I'm heading out tomorrow morning to ride out to BC. My last trip ended abruptly when I wiped out on a muddy road outside of Clearwater. This time, I've got different goals. My sister and her family no longer live in Victoria so I'm not planning to head there; instead I'm meeting up with a good friend who I met on my last trip and we're going to spend a couple of days riding around northern BC before I head south and run back home. I'm riding a different bike this year, too - a 2012 Versys 650, and it's carrying a LOT less luggage. I'll probably do this RR the same way I did the last one - a general outline and a couple of pictures while I'm on the road, and a rehash with more pictures and better descriptions once I get back. But... there's more packing to do and a bike to get ready. If all goes well, my next post will be from another town!