Last summer (2017) I had my V-Strom 650 trip to Alaska interrupted by life flight and emergency surgery in Anchorage. This spring (2018) I spent 26 days on my V-Strom 650 going across the southern tier to San Diego and back to Florida while reading motorcycle RRs from Alaska. In August (2018) I am taking the car to Southeastern Canada (NB, PEI and NS) and back with my wife following a motorcycle route previously planned. She wanted to go and didn't want to ride with me on the motorcycle. Happy wife, happy life. Next summer (2019) I plan to first ride my V-Strom 650 across the southern tier to San Diego. From there, after stopping to see my son's family, I plan on riding the PCH up to Portland, OR and store the bike while I fly home for a month. From there I plan on going to Alaska and returning home on about the 4th of July. In Alaska I hope to see all the sights I missed in 2017. I will be 70 in 2019 and in most likelihood this will be my last bike ride to Alaska. When my kids put me in the old Veterans home I want to have something to talk about ... no regrets!!!