One more day of work until I depart on my 4000 miles journey. I was so giddy to get going, I already loaded my bike after performing a full service. Not only was this a coping mechanism to calm me down, but now Friday before the sun comes up I can just hop on and go. I definitely didn't want to go through my typical first trip day ritual of frantically tossing things together and still leaving late. So far this is the best I've felt before a long MC trip. I'll give a quick summery of my plan here as well to help you all determine if this is a thread you want to watch. I'll be leaving Minneapolis, MN heading to the Olympic Coast in Washington State. I'm going to stop at as many National Parks as possible along the way. I intend to camp for free most nights at dispersed spots, except for a few pay sites and one night at a hotel to shower and charge my stuff. I'll be doing this journey on my 2011 Ninja 650r. Most riding will be pavement as it is a sport touring bike, but I will treat it like an ADV bike to get to campsites. Surprisingly it's not bad off road, I just have to constantly consider the fact I'm playing chicken with my oil filter and headers and respect the bike's limitations. Now I need to get ready for one more 16 hour shift at work and I'll be on my way, and updating as I go.