We can't wait any longer.
We are packed, but vacation time doesn't start for another week. My wife has been packed for over a month. We try to keep busy, to help time go by faster. We pack and unpack, to make sure we are taking everything we need, but not too much.
Last years ride to the Grand Canyon, we had a pretty good pile attached to the sissy bar. This year a bought a different tent. It's a little bigger, but is a smaller bundle and 4 lb. lighter. I am going to strap the tent over the top of the headlight at the bottom of the windshield.
The Road King is ready. I put new tires and fresh oil in last weekend. Checked this and tweaked that. Adjust this and even put a new belt and battery in her. All the checkups and adjustment have been done. I always try to do all the wrenching on the bike way before it is time to take off. Ride some local rides to continually check for problems that might have occurred during the wrenching. I've got the correct air pressure ( nitrogen ) in the tires.
I have been reading many other ride reports on Pashnit, ADVrider and HD Forum. There are a lot of people headed to Alaska this year. Some are already in route and others are going later.
I will be posting lots pictures when we have WIFI. I am getting good at taking pics with one hand while moving. We will be camping most of the time if weather will permit. Most of the private campgrounds have showers and WIFI. That works for me.
I have found out; it is easier to sleep the night before you start a ride, if you have to go to work first. So; we will work till noon on Friday and then try to get close to the Oregon boarder before dark.
Blast off day is June 17th after work.
That's all for now, KEN