Hey Doug - thanks for taking us on this ride plus the Cannonball. Love to live vicariously through you!
One reminder - I think you're safe to update your signature now - I noticed the (I hope!) is still beside Magadan and now you've got more to add.
p.s. You'd love the looks I get from people when I wear my Dirtster shirt around town in Calgary! They always say "what?" and I tell them your story.