A few months ago, the daily grind was, really grinding on me. I had to get out and away. Way, way away. Solo or no, I was going riding. Finally Karma paid off and FZcruzer, my riding buddy shared those sentiments and asked, "You're familiar with Heart of the West, right?" Come on, what adv'r hasn't'? When can you go? I answered. Departure day couldn't get here fast enough. Coincidentally, FZ's available vaca fell on the timeslot that my wife & I had a visitor planning to stay with us. Win / Win! (see below) Karma paying off in spades now! Why did we choose the HOW route ? Because this: and and And lots more of that to follow. I bought a new Fuji / rugged / wp / Point n shoot on a lanyard connected to the tankbag so the photo journal will consist of primarily while riding / while at camp / while on breaks between riding and camp. Mostly landscape, the bike, the bike within landscape, etc. you know, the usual. As soon as FZ gets his editing program out from under his iRace equipment, we'll have video and other pics for you as well. We returned late September from 11 or so days of riding. It wasn't enough. But then, it never is, right? This is my first RR so naturally I imagined we would be producing an award winning report to rival some of ADV's greats. This takes time and effort that I was not actually putting into an RR so one adv'r who had initial plans to join us pm'd me last week and asked as to the RR status. Told him it was waiting for my artful and literary inspirations to guide me to said RR award. In his most sage and mentoring demeanor, he responded.... "look, just post some pics and say a few words,..that's all we're looking for anyway". Ok, here we go, delving into RR realm (talk about performance anxiety...:eek1) So Join us won't you as we take you on another edition of "Heart of the West"' Let's ride !