It’s been a long time since I posted a RR...6 years to be exact...but given that I’ve been an inmate since 2004, you’ll have to forgive me. About a year ago, @selkins (another long time inmate) said, “hey, they’re building a road to Tuk, we should ride it.” Now I’ve been a horrible riding partner to him for...oh, about 6 years (life got in the way), so what was I to say but yes. Now @selkins, being no fool, figured I was full of sh1t, but here we are a year later, my bike is waiting for me in Calgary, and we’re 3 weeks from departure... Now just to set the stage, @selkins and I were college roommates...back when music was awesome (that would be the 80s) and the best show on TV was Miami Vice. I got back into motorcycles in ‘04 with an ‘02 BMW GSA. I dragged @selkins into the asylum in about ‘05-ish when he was looking for a hobby that would a) consume large parts of his discretionary income, and b) allow him long periods of solitude. Since then, we’ve done numerous trips, a lot of really stupid stuff on bikes (floods, broken bones, snowstorms, etc), and @selkins has ridden circles around me on mileage. So here we are, 14 years later, more middle-aged, and looking at a road that just NEEDS to be ridden. For perspective, I live in far west Texas...the middle of nowhere (unless you like oil). The challenge with the ride proposed is that I’ve got limited vacation time and need to stage things. So I did what any rational inmate would do...first I started at the Mexican border: Went home (ok, it’s 400 miles north), grabbed my bike, and left Midland the next day heading north: Day 1 – 760 miles to Cheyenne, WY. Day 2 – 670 miles to Great Falls, MT Day 3 – 320 miles to Calgary Scenery finally got decent on day 3: Border to border in 3 days: Dropped the bike in Calgary for tires, fluids, etc, and headed to the hotel before flying back. Stay tuned, @selkins has a route that’ll kick my butt (I assume) and since I’m bringing the high-end camera and lenses (and he’s bringing the drone), it should be a decent RR. And @selkins, I get OP cred since you’re too busy loading that GSA with electronic gizmos to start the RR.