On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, I’ll be starting off on a 6,000 mile motorcycle ride. In 12 days, I’ll ride from Atlanta GA to British Columbia and back again — with about 1,000 miles of touring occurring in BC and Alberta.

About 5,000 miles of this riding will be alone — from Georgia to Idaho outbound and then from Kelowna BC on the way back. I’ll meet up with a half dozen other riders in Sandpoint ID on July 18th, most of whom had the good sense to ship their bikes or rent a machine in Seattle.

I’m excited and a little nervous. I doubt I’ve ever ridden more than 1,000 miles in one trip, so this is a big (and likely foolish) step. However, I’m very well-equipped, I’ve got a bike that’s called a “Victory Cross Country Tour,” and I’m fit.

No telling what I’ll see and feel over the next couple of weeks. In any case, it will be an adventure.