So sorry for your loss.....You can be sure Dan is very proud of you, seeing the adventure through in his memory.
So tru what the HD mechanic said: a brand of bike doesn't make one a biker, and you are proving to be braver and tougher than 90% of the fairweather riders that like to think they are "bikers".
More more more!
CBR Fireblade-GTU Endurance racebike
1996 YZF 600-Lost Era racebike
1999 R6-Rookie Challenge racebike