JP, my upcoming ride is only half baked. I am the procrastinator from hell. I think I am going to ship my bike to las vegas and go from there. It will be smokin hot! I will head east, maybe do the grand canyon then up to utah, moab maybe. Back down thru new mexico. hit the pavement when it is near time to come back. I am looking for help from inmates on this so I will have a lot of threads going. Then go right to the operating table on sept 15 and have my hip replaced! Definitely going back to the phils to ride but it may be 2012. I would think about this december but don't know how the hip will be.