and I need advice. Me and a buddy are contemplating a trip North in the summer of 09(yeah I am a planner) and our journey will take us from the ATL, GA area through Chicago, then through Wyoming and MT(Road to the Sun) and into Canada. From there we intend to drive NW and hook up with the Alaskan Hwy and ride up into AK with the ultimate goal being the cold ocean up top. About face and then south towards Seward for a Ferry ride to Seattle and then down the PCH and then turn eastbound to transit NM and AZ and come back. We are thinking 9-11k miles and are budgeting 4-5 weeks. My question is this. If you could pick any bike for this journey, what would it be. Assume 5'11" with 31" inseam and very experienced rider(MX, Hare Scrambles, WERA Expert, 30k accident free street miles, etc). Thanks for the input!!