So....is Panic's place part of this operation ? If possible, we could use Panic's place for one night and I'll try and plan subsequent routes and campsites. Like I mentioned, Diane maybe driving a chase vehicle or atleast arriving at our pre-determined camp sites early with gear that we can give her. By July we should be able to conquer virtually any mountain pass, so anywhere in Colorado is going to be superb riding. As far as my 'choice' bike is concerned....I've been riding with Esteban who really rides the hell out of his KLR and raves about it. He has a number of bikes but has ridden the KLR and his KTM LC4 for the rides we have taken together. But, I'm still not all that excited to buy a KLR. I love the DRZ for trails and mountain roads but want something a little more road worthy... I've been seriously considering the DL650 Vstrom for a touring DS bike that Diane can ride on the back of...of course, the DL650 would not be as well suited for off-roading as something like the KLR or a F650 Dakar but for $5k new, its a hellluva bike. I would certainly keep the DRZ and use the DL650 for commuting and adventure touring stuff. Any suggestions on the 'perfect bike' ? Also -- for all Chaingolians who plan on coming to Colorado, I would recommend the smallest displacement bike possible -- There are countless dirt roads and trails that would allow us to seriously limit the amount of pavement riding. You are going to want a more nimble bike that you can throw around and enjoy (not struggle with). I am in NO WAY discouraging the GS crew from bringing their big pigs, but I would advise bringing the smaller bikes if they are available. Im excited as hell for this...let the planning begin !