This post is dedicated to those that entertained and inspired me for years on this forum including RTWPaul, Radioman, Jamie Z, EvergreenE, Abosit (Old Weed), Brett ('been everywhere man'), flyingdutchman177 (Ed) and all of the other incredible folks who have taken the time to share their adventures. If you are new to AdvRider, ditch this thread and go read their stuff (their names are hot links). Truly epic and inspiring. I stand in the shadows of giants but look forward to sharing this little adventure. Brief background and plan... Been riding since I was five and done trips all over the U.S. Been to Mexico countless times for work and play but never by motorcycle. Plan is to have heart procedure on May 4th, jump in the car w/ the bike behind on tow vehicle on May 9th and head West with stops in Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Palm Springs, and Ontario before settling into Orange County for a few days to prep for run down to Cabo. Debated back and forth on the LT vs. the GS but guidance from the doc is I should not hit it too hard after the heart procedure so taking the LT which means mostly highways there and back. Will share updates on the prep over the next three weeks in advance and throughout the journey. Would LOVE suggestions on places to stay (both towns and hotels), places to eat, and any other suggestions! Current plan is Orange County and pass through at Tecate and then dows to Ensanada. From there to El Rosario to El Rosarita to Punta Chivato to Ciadad Insurgentes and then on to Cabo but open to suggestions! To those following along, thanks! For those w/ suggestions, mega thanks!