I was planning on working on my own RR today, but something made me click on yours instead...
You're so much fun, I just read the whole thing - starting from page 1!
I'm so glad you got to meet and hang out with Larryboy, Nixels and Ladybug0048 - 3 of my favorite ADVers!
And you're in Death Valley today - awesome!!
If you ever find yourself back in Idaho, go to Idaho Falls and stay with Questor and MotoAdventureGal (they offer tent space
I think you'd really enjoy meeting them (and vice versa).
MAG rode her DR650 to South America
and she's very involved with women's motorcycling and moto-journalism.
She would be a wonderful person for you to talk to. (don't you think, GISdood?)
Looking forward to reading about your experiences in DV...