Well I was trying to learn Spanish for this trip and have been struggling with my words for left (in particular!) and right ... hence the title thread the Spanish teacher said it was a good idea and another ride report was born over a bottle of Negra Mondelo! This is the fourth instalment of a series of trips celebrating the fact i can still do this! 2015 - Burning Man and Beyond - http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/burning-man-and-beyond-three-months-in-the-us.1081126/ 2016 - Iceberg Dead ahead! - http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/iceberg-dead-ahead.1144880/ 2017 - OK I read the rules, so I am going to NZ (on and off) for a year! - http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...im-going-to-nz-on-and-off-for-a-year.1198148/ Sadly the last trip ended very badly for the bike and a little badly for me. However like a phoenix rising from ashes of despair a new trip was planned! Had I not trashed the bike on New Zealand's lovely South Island, we would be heading for Morocco now but as I did, I needed a new bike and a good one came up in LA and Mrs Peter640 expressed interest in the Americas again! Who was I to say no ... Europe and Morocco will keep! Mrs Peter 640 in Alaska .. So in 10 days time this tragic wreck .... Is replaced with this shiny new (well new to me!) ride ... at last one that isn't red!! In heavy pre trip planning for the next few days and hitting LA in on 21 April! The loose plan is to settle in and fettle the bike before Mrs Peter640 arrives and we head to Mexico (down the Baja and crossing over to the "mainland" to slaughter the language for a few weeks), then head north via the national parks for a wedding in Fernie BC, I will then head east for the Translab and a beer with DaMurph and the Ottowa Yobbos (if your watching!). Excited and time poor as usual to get ready! The perfect time to start the RR! Looking forwards to catching up with old friends and new!