It may be a while before I get to post again. But a quick run down of others:
Mike eh? He had the unfortunate head gasket issue south of his border last year and needed a lift home. But, he has a new ride this year and as of almost exactly two weeks ago looked like this (the bike on the lift):
Kevin, aka HoneyBadger. His ride was the recipient of my Dyna ignition and fresh coils last year and made it to Saskatoon after a carb-attack rescue mission from the CAA, eh? His bike has fresh meats on it, timed, tuned, clearanced and getting the final touches for what will be the perfect kick off next Saturday. His bike as of 17 May:
Jeckyll, the main impetus to all things that explode internally and our GL leader. I don't have a good shot of his ride, but is the one with the Chebbers on the right of Kevin's bike. He's been wrenching on others bike saving his for last. And he does have a spare carcass and many parts. As well as a dyno...
Now, another new adventurer to this party anyway is definitely worthy of note. Many of us of older types tend to find solace at bashing the 20-somethings of the world but Ben is due some serious praise. He expressed interest in this trip, even given the requirements: anyone under 60 had to ride a 1st Gen Goldwing. Sounds simple, but where to start? He eventually picked up three samples in various states of assembly. The one he is building to take on this trip started like this:
There isn't anything he hasn't touched on this bike and has built it up from scratch. Impressive.