In case some of you have not seen it, you might want to look at an interesting article written by Jimmy Lewis, of BMW Dakar fame, in this month's Cycle World's Motorcycle Travel and Adventure (apparently a once a year sub publication of Cycle World). Basically it outlines an "off road" route to travel from Mexico to Canada with minimum pavement. It is broken up into two parts of one week each. The trip was apparently put together by Mojave Adventures and can be reached at 1-760-251-2477. I dont have their web page but the article was interesting enough to warrant further investigation for those with a desire for something different and a couple of free weeks in their schedule.