Only 6 days to departure! Ready or not, Night Fury and I head out on May 29 for our grand adventure. Weather is supposed to be fabulous. I know it is the recent loss of my sister, Tracey, that makes me feel so emotional and I find myself tearing up as I think of the feeling of freedom and exhilaration that comes to me when I get out on the bike. The idea to do this and the planning for it began almost 2 years ago and Tracey and I had many long, animated conversations about its possibilities. The plan began as a grand adventure to see as much of the country as I could achieve. It now is also a resounding reminder that there is only one chance at life, so make it count. Here's to you, Tracey, for once again adding meaning and courage.