So this is what I am thinking.....James bay road ,blah,blah, but while I am up there,may as well head east to the end. But....I am still getting comfortable on gravel,and let me tell you the progress is very slow going, and,well, is it complete and utter folly for me to try and ride it? I am not relaxed on gravel ect even though in my helmet I am telling myself to relax,loose grip,hug tank,ect ect but I can just feel my whole body give a great sigh of relief when I roll back onto Tarmac. Anyway......I figure head straight into the mouth of the dragon( my dragon) suck it up buttercup and all that. I can always turn around if its to much but I would hate the feeling of failure. And,yes, I have been riding some gravel roads,what I can find that suits my riding level but a lot of the roads are quite sandy( eek!) and I did take a little road that seemed so innocent but turned into an up and down rain rutted,sandy, rock strewn nightmare. I was shaking for half an hour after that. I was on my f 650 GS with luggage on this effing road that the crf 250s ride with full knobs,BUT I didn't fall off but I didn't like it one bit. So,thoughts on the tt,will I be biting off Waaay more than I can chew? I have read RR and there seems to be issues with sand holes that can throw you off. Bike will be 2003 f 650 GS with Tourances. ( of course,my next tire choice I am saving for a whole OTHER post! But for now,lets assume,Tourances.