In August and September 2018, I toured the western U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) for 8 weeks on a DRZ400-S. If it wasn’t my first long motorcycle trip, both in time and distance, but it was my first time on the American continent. I really want to thank the ADVRider community for the success of this journey, and for different reasons: First, I started to be interested in that kind of travel after discovering by chance the old FrontPage Pictures thread on advrider.com, back in 2011. Second, I managed to buy a bike in the U.S., and register and insure it with the help of an inmate, the famous james (@TUCKERS). Third, when I asked for advices about this journey on the Trip Planning section (here), I got a lot more answers than I was hoping for. Thanks to them, my route changed substantially, for the best. And last, I met on my way some inmates who I now like to call friends. In 2015 when I was travelling to Mongolia, I kept a blog for my family, friends and co-workers. Back home after the trip, I translated it and posted it on advrider.com (a dog with a hat, the link is in my sig line). I'm doing the same this time.