Hello y'all! I have decided to try my hand at a ride report. I'm going for lots of pictures and small paragraphs. In April 2017 I decided to take some time and do some extended trips. I wanted more than just the week ride then hurry back to work. I had lived in Nashville, TN for 10 years and that was long enough. Being there was a great way to explore the Eastern US, but I was ready for something different. I wanted to go to Alaska. That was going to take more than a week vacation. I decided to take 2 years and get this out of my system. My mother has 2 houses on her farm in Prineville, OR, so I used one as a base to keep my things and plan my rides. In 2017, I went to Alaska on the Tiger 800xc, and Arizona, Baja, and Death Valley on the WR250R. 2018 was going to be my big trip all the way from Oregon to Nova Scotia and back. This is the story of my journey. -----The Route------ I would be going through Nashville on the way there and back. I charted 10,745 miles in Basecamp and loaded that into the GPS's. Nova Scotia Section -----The Bike----- 2014 Tiger 800xc About 20,000 miles odometer. I had so much life left on the rear Mitas E07 after 9000 miles to Alaska and back that I left it on and carried a new Mitas E07 Plus to Nashville. I didn't think the E07 Plus would last the entire trip. I wasn't happy about Mitas discontinuing the E07 original.