It's my sixth day on the road, found Wi-Fi at a Starbucks in Gettysburg, PA, and I've finally gotten in the groove where I can start my ride report! I've taken the summer off after completing grad school and decided to to ride my high mileage, rough-around-the-edges (but with a good heart) 97 DR350SE from my home town on the east coast of Canada across the US to California, and maybe even Mexico! I've got a small budget, and about 3 months to do it, so it'll be mostly camping through the US, or whatever tent space is available. I plan on loosely following the TAT once I get to Eastern Tennessee, but that depends on how well my precariously mounted saddle bags hold up in the dirt. I will take the Utah - California bit of the TAT after Colorado, following the tracks from gpsKevin. Here's a picture of my rig, I'll post some more next time as I describe my first few days on the road. I'll start the actual report in the next post once I get an image hosting account setup!