In some ways, I'm sorry that Bill brought his KLR -- It makes people think this eight day saga of ours is something that could or should be done on such a bike. While it make it through just fine, I think that was more a reflection of the rider (Wild Bill) than the bike. It was the biggest and heaviest bike of the lot, and we went through some pretty tight nasty stuff over the course of the trip.
Mark... I couldn't agree with you more. As much as I struggled with the weight that I carried on my WR... Bill quietly rode through all the crap that we all did on a machine that weighed significantly more... and he made it look easy (it wasn't).
As soon as you're born you start dying, so you might as well have a good time.
I wake up in the morning with nothing to do, and by noon I'm only half done.