And just to keep everybody up to date on expenditures and general preparation status... I found a shipper for the bike. $550 from my house to start of race. If I can find 2 other bikes to ship with the group I organized, it drops to $500. I'm going with MotoShippers. They guarantee the delivery window and can transport a box of parts/gear along with the bike for a nominal fee. Fingers crossed. Flights doubled in price since I last checked. Flying out of Long Beach was prohibitively expensive. Best fares I could find were from LAX to Bar Harbor (LAX-BOS-BHB). Round trip for the GF was $700 and one way for me $388. Had to tack on an extra day at the hotel since there was no redeye involved as I had incorrectly anticipated. Won't need to rent a car so it's a wash. Good thing is that the local puddle-jumper airport is less than 10 miles from town so it should be a cheap uber ride. This whole thing is starting to feel very real! Final checkpoints should be out at the end of this month. I guess it's time to learn to use the damn GPS now. Princess is running pretty darn well. I'm cautiously optimistic that she may be able to go the distance. Should be ready for some long shakedown rides in the spring when days get a little longer.