Hello all <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> First off let me say that after surfing around a bit, there are some serious adventure riders here. The kind of rides most riders only dream about. I have the skill and experience for such rides but alas the body is no longer up to it, these days Im a pavement only rider and Ive been known to go past the county line from time to time. If only I could have found this site 20 years ago. Which brings me to why Im here. <o></o> Im tossing around the idea of a Florida~Alaska run and Mark H. of the GWN suggested I join in here to benefit from the wealth of information you guys are hording. <o></o> The main thing that concerns me is the pavement, gravel, potholes and such are no problem but ice, snow and mud I shy away from. The reason for that is I travel solo and if I end up on the ground Im down until someone comes along to pick my bike up for me. <o></o> Id also like anything you guys have on the ferry out of Prince Rupert. <o></o> This trip is just an idea at this point and Im trying to figure out if its something I can do.