Thanks for the input! I am bummed I have a tight schedule for this trip as I would love to do more hiking and exploring along the way. I am judiciously saving my vacation time for multiple other trips, but I may have to take an extra day for this ride since I don't know when I'll make it back this way. I decided to go to Skagway as my friend had already purchased a ticket (for him) leaving from Skagway and he basically just has to change dates and names. I'll prep the bike and be on my way around mid July.
Whoohoo!!! I enjoy riding through new scenery and seeing elderly tourists with white legs and black socks.
AlcanRider, I know you graciously offered to help escort me and my Lovely DR out of state and there are times you have encouraged me to get out of your hair by doing crazy things like jumping off bridges so you can get fun photos. However, just think how boring your life would be without me and my Lovely DR in it.