Ok, so if I don't just jump in and start, this ride report simply won't happen, so bear with me. I'm also thinking I'll just copy out of the journal I kept, and fill in the blanks as needed. Alright, so my son goes to his dad's for 6 weeks and it's the summer between a two year graduate program, sooooo I have 6 weeks to do with as I choose. But while I have no school, intership, job, or kid, I also have almost no money. Breeds creativity, I tell myself. Put my son on a plane, take a pic of my bike in front of my tiny, but oh so affordable apartment, and I'm off. I've decided to spend the first day/night with my brother, let him decide where we go, what we do. Oh yeah, I'm starting from Cheney Washington, just southwest of Spokane, and my bike's a 2000 KL250, otherwise known as a Super Sherpa. My brother decides he wants to go along St. Joe's River in Idaho. Oh, and I didn't figure out the whole having the camera on a lanyard until southern Oregon, so photos are sparse in some areas, and my photographer sucks, I'd fire her if she didn't work so cheap, and wasn't so much fun to have along. Southern end of Lake Courd' Alene Cool old train car in Avery from the 60's, I'm guessing, judging from the interior. Good safe place for my brother. North of St. Joe's, looking for a place to camp. Good place to camp, but maybe there's something better farther up. Steady climb, freezing my ass off, wishin' I'd stayed back there. I'd have my tent up, all warm in my bag. It's June, but it's damn cold! Willy Dog would do that alllllll day long. I took some precautions along the way but didn't really think about bears, too much.