Great news on the TVIP front, thanks! I still need some clarification though. TVIP terminates with FMM, granted. So I fly out and in the past they have always taken my FMM (or at least the little stub that represents it) at the airport. If leaving a vehicle, do I just tell them that I still need my visa receipt and then present that to immigration when I fly back for the bike rather than requesting a new one? Or does the TVIP still keep going until the expiration date on the ORIGINAL FMM even if I have returned that on a previous (emergency) fly-out, then I cancel at the border when I turn in the "second entrance" FMM? The important thing though is that I will be able to leave the bike without getting in hot water with INM or customs- loss of a $400 deposit I would certainly prefer to avoid, but not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. WIll be riding a wee-strom, TC. With electric gloves, insulated pants, down jacket, and double visor. I might have to rent a truck to get me as far as Las Vegas, will have to see what the weather looks like at departure time. I do love mountains, but understand that winter is winter, have to take what I get in that respect. Also, Copper Canyon is out anyway. When considering a trip there for next spring (before we found out about the shut down) I mentioned the idea to my wife and she gave me a massive stink-eye. Turns out I had already implicitly promised her that we'll make that trip together, at least the first time. Mrs definitely can't go with me this time around since she will be holding down the fort at home.