at least in one year. Just publicly musing here. So, I've got an 8 week and a 3 week trip planned for this year. Trying to keep focused on my primary goal of what I am calling a "lazy, jagged 4 corners". Tofino is on the list (sister in Duncan, BC anyway), southern California, Florida panhandle (just to say I got to Florida). Trying to stay off the interstates as much as possible. Planning on camping 90% of the time and looking at a lot of BML and FS campgrounds, rustic, basic and cheap (or free). With camping and secondary roads, I'm looking at an average of 400-500 km. ride days and taking every 5th or 6th day as a "day of rest". i.e. stay in one place and day trip it to sites of interest. Got to arrange for both front and back tires (and oil) in California it looks like and another rear tire (and oil) half way back. Getting into the 27 to 30,000 km round trip range. Although I'm retired, there are always some time juggling. If things fall totally in place, I have a course in New York State at the end of May and then head south, then west, then northish lol... north, and return to the Atlantic provinces at the first of August. Then I have an Ontario and new England 3 weeks planned in September. Trying to stay out of Utah, Arizona and the other southern states in July and August. Backup plan... if things get bolloxed with all those things that have to fall into place, I'll do 3 weeks at the end of May and then start the 4 corners at the first of August going counterclockwise with going across Canada first and then south, east and north. Who knows, this could lead into 6 months of boondocking every year while I am healthy. So many places to see, but this year, I just want to get totally around the continent. I have crossed it once with the bike but that was a straighter line out and back. I cannot do every iconic tourist site (don't want to) or every great motorcycle road in one season. Got to leave something for next year and the year after. One issue so far... too many relatives and old school mates coming out of the woodwork and saying I "have to visit" them. Some are just being polite I am sure... but it would add 2 weeks to the trip right now lol. I guess I will have to tell a few of them "Next year... I'll visit you next year." Planning and prepping... and not writing things in stone but keeping them fluid. Now, I just need it to warm up so I can get to bike maintenance.