After landing from our previous trip and 2 days of hectic preparations, all went according to plan this morning. I left San Francisco for what will likely be a 9,000+ mile journey to the top of Alaska and back. With the bike weighing 560lb with a full tank of gas and 100lbs+ of camping and other gear added on top, to say the least, it is squirrelly at low speeds. I am camping tonight in the lovely McCloud, California just south of the Oregon border. It was a hot ride and reached 102F. Let the adventure begin.