Unlike 2016, this year we won't be having a baby, I don't plan on having knee surgery, and I should have a working bike. Sounds like I don't have any excuses not to participate. I'll probably need a new rear tire by then. Maybe it'll be a good excuse to finally get a steering damper for the 990... I've got it on my calendar for March 4 2017. I think that's plenty of time to get all the registration and licensing stuff figured out. Living in SC certainly gives me plenty of opportunity to practice riding sand in the meantime as well.