No time to go this year until I retire from my job in 2019 at age 66. I will be riding a 2015 V-Strom 650 heading North from the Seattle area in June 2019, hoping to ride to Tuktoyaktuk and back. I would like to be able to do the entire trip on one set of tires if possible. I am considering Mitas EO7 Dakars, K60, or the Motoz Tractionator GPS. Sure, this is 15 months from now, but need to wait until I am fully vested in my company retirement plan, and then will collect that as well as my Social Security. Long ago back in 1978 I did a similar trip from Minnesota to Alaska with my wife on bicycles. She will stay home this time, but with her blessings I intend to follow some of our old tracks to the North and to make some new tracks of my own. She and I may meet up in Skagway for a nice ferry boat tour of South East Alaska before I ride back to Seattle again. Any suggestions on tires, or new 2 person tents, or other words of wisdom would be appreciated.