Great write up Beta..exactly what I have been waiting for from your trip. Maybe I can stop thinking about trading in my GSA for a G650X and use the 570 as I intended to when I bought it.. lightweight longer distance dirt adventure bike. I had begun to question it's reliability, but I had been following your trip on Facebook hoping I was seeing what I wanted to see.. a 570 being used as an adventure bike. I make it to Bozeman a couple times a year to fish, I'll buy you dinner next time I am in town just to hear your story,,, a steak at The Mint or Ted's.
We are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.