AH, looking forward to reading your report on this ride! Will be looking for odd or funny road signs per usual.
I was thinking that the stuff that came after you finished the c2c could go in a thread in "Inmates", e.g. "Fallout from the Italian Supermodel" or something like that. That seems to be where inmates can post stuff that's more wide ranging. Just sayin'......
Also, since just about everyone starts an RR with some kind of statement or story about what led them to do the ride, I'd think you'd be justified in at least sketching out your life changes as a result of the first ride and how they led to this one....and you could put in a link to the thread in Inmates, if you put a thread up there and folks who want the backstory would get the word and zip down there? Just a thought. Dunno if the mods would go for it but can't hurt to propose it.