Hola desde Sur Tejas!
Great pictures, perfect balance to the narrative with just enough detail...great RR.
I keep threatening to rent a motorcycle and ride around the Willamette valley in Oregon but i've yet to do it. When I was a kid and poor we worked in the fields up there picking strawberries, living in a labor camp in the Sholls Ferry area.
May you continue to have a fantastic trip...now, about the bike.
Did you consider others before settling on the Triumph? It sure is looking sweet and I suspect that triple is a nice engine. I know of at least one rider that went from 1200 GS to the 800. Would you choose that bike again or go with something different?