Today is June 5 and this time next week I’ll have my first night out on the road. Getting ready to go to Alaska this year is far different from the 2009 trip. I had my riding buddy Nolan to go with then and we did all of the planning together. This year I’ll be solo. At least until Nolan and I meet up some where in the Yukon Territory or perhaps Alaska. This trip I have none of the concerns about my gear, as to how it will function or do I have enough. I’ve gone enough miles now to know what I need or to know that if I don’t have something it’s no big deal. I’ll either get another one or learn to do without. Newer bike this time, moved up to a 2007 GW, this 1800 has a bit more muscle and is more nimble than my 1500. Same old camper and rider and both are getting older and a bit more worn and we look it. After that little mishap on the mountain in British Columbia in ’09 I had to put a good bit of reinforcing aluminum to keep the trailer body together. Also the tent is full of patches, but it still doesn’t leak a drop. This blog is an improvement over my last blog as far as the ease of use and style goes and that’s a blessing. I would spend hours on just the mechanics of getting it all put together and this doesn’t count the hours I spent agonizing over what to say. More later.