For anyone that is interested in the prep of this trip, the original thread is here. It is a thread full of packing ideas and suggestions, inmates with route ideas, and some other inmates that have their own CSCs answering my questions. Today is finally the day that we fly; bikes are paid for, flights are checked in, bags are over-packed, and the Covid is back in full swing. If this trip would have been planned for a month from now, I would have postponed until next year, but unfortunately, it's hard to predict a pandemic 2 years in advance. So the best we can do is wear masks near people, bring plenty of hand sanitizer, and camp where no one else is. A little backstory: This trip came about 5 or 6 years ago when a college roommate and I first saw the RX3 and thought it was so cool with its styling and included hard luggage. Fast forward 4 years and he got married (my girlfriend won't let me forget), we've both bought houses, and I bought a used F800GSA; the RX3 just didn't have the same allure as it once did. We talked about the trip as if it would happen, but never really planned anything through college. Then one night after some beers he seriously asked if I wanted to do this and I said yes and his wife said yes and my girlfriend said yes; so we started planning. Naturally we decided on an SG250 and a TT250 as suitable rides for a trip that will eventually take us over 3000 miles, cover 10 states, and will hopefully summit Pikes Peak. We pick the bikes up Saturday morning in Azusa, head for the coast, and then East.