It has been two months since we got home, but it took that long for all of us to go through three sets of photos and get this thing done. So without further ado. The Mission: Accomplish this is 20 days. Wednesday July 2, 2014 Despite a year of planning had a late night last night, motokeith (Keith) was up at 4am to finish loading the last few items on the bike and head off to Hoologan's (Logan's) where he'd meet Drufiddy (Drew) for breakfast before departing. The entourage includes the three of us, plus MikeyBoy (Mike) and some Aussie named Rich who will be escorting us as far as Seattle. Great chaps they are. We settled into a nice breakfast to start the day off right. We take time for a few photos to mark the occasion. We are all excited to be setting off on this adventure, though the reality of it has not really sunk in yet. Most of the day just feels like any other day ride. We blast up through the back roads of the valley, cruising through Lincoln, Marysville, Live Oak, Gridley, and Chico. After Burney falls, we end up on forest road 49, which took us around Medicine Lake. We took a short break at some lava tubes alongside of the road that were interesting. After some photos, Clif bars and pocket meat, we were again on our way. After Burney falls, we end up on forest road 49, which took us around Medicine Lake. We took a short break at some lava tubes alongside of the road that were interesting. After some photos, Clif bars and pocket meat, we were again on our way. The road started out paved and beautiful, then turned to gravel, and then turned into a "closed road" that has been freshly grated leaving a surface of deep loose dirt and rocks. Many exciting moments were had, but we all managed to make it through without tossing our bikes away. At the end of this road is Lava Beds National Monument. A very beautiful, but alien looking place with lava flows as far as the eye can see. Shortly after entering Oregon we enjoy the first of many corn dogs that will be consumed on this trip as Mike tends to some unscheduled maintenance. It isn't until we are riding around the Rim Rd of Crater Lake in Oregon that it starts to feel like we are on an adventure. The weather was gorgeous, perfect, really, and everyone spent a long time taking in the views of the lake and Wizard Island. After Crater Lake we head towards a campground just south of Bend, OR. The terrain in central Oregon is high desert, with many remarkable volcanic geological features. Before we arrived at camp, we made sure to stop at a quickie mart along the way to grab necessities. Yes, beer. Afterall, this had been a 560 mile day. We found a good campsite that we secured with the help of Drew's aunt. Beer, scotch, campfire, and Mountain House for dinner. We hit the showers and turn in for the night, but not before debating what we will do for breakfast in the morning.