Because ya never test anything new come race day, I originally did a dry run of my camping gear while still in LA. I ended up in Malibu, which holds a special place in my heart of coal as the first place I stopped on my original C2C trip to take pics. So while riding the road less traveled, I happened upon some property for sale guarded by a chain gate. There was, however, about 2' of space between the gate and the gorge on the right. Being that the Panigale is about the same width as one cylinder of a GS meant that not only would my accommodations be free, but the view for the night was mine and mine alone. ADV bike: 0. Panigale: 1. Not such a big deal, you say. But keep in mind 4 acres in Malibu could run you 29 million dollars. Of course, for that price you'd also get a 5 bedroom house. Though my abode for the night was a mere studio, minimalism never goes out of style: Did I mention the view? Tent worked out in Italy as well as it did in Malibu.....only the view required a short walk.