June 24, 2018 Do I have all my shite? “There are times in life where I feel like I’m just watching the movie, but when I’m on my motorcycle I feel like I’m in the movie. “ Not sure where I read that but it says how I often feel so I wrote it down. Credit to whomever. I’m reluctantly logging my 10 to 12 day trip in “Epic Trips”. I’m not a RTW rider although I’ve seen a bunch of this world. But it’s more than a “day trip” and there isn’t a sub-forum called “Working with a wife and 3 kids adventures when you can find the time”. So it goes... It’s the night before I continue riding the TCAT west. Last year I rode from Central Manitoba to Revelstoke, BC. Part of that trip is in here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...e-wrong-way-but-my-way.1253372/#post-33148289 The bike is loaded up and ready to roll. I was ready to lose the plot, fussing about lists, what have I forgotten, and faffing around with luggage. So I had a beer. Now I feel much better about what I’ve packed...or haven’t. Decided to use my Pelican case to hold all the frequently needed stuff...instead of my Enduristan tank bag. I wanted to open up the cockpit a bit but the downside is my tailbag now goes either (a) on top of the pelican case (too tall), or (b) riding pillion (too close?). Hopefully I don’t mind having it there when I’m riding technical sections. The decision to use the pelican means that I also forgo the extra fuel range of the rotopax. Hopefully that’s a good decision. I guess time will tell. I’m heading south from Calgary towards Fernie where I’m to cross paths with fellow inmate and TCAT traveller, @jackalsour He’s been setting a great pace riding from the right coast and is bunking down somewhere along the trunk road tonight. I’ll either track him down en route or in Fernie tomorrow.