Just arrived back today! I could not get reliable web access enroute (phone and computer problems!) so I have made notes and taken loads of pics and I am sat in Houston writing it all up now...
My God this country is awesome - in the real sense of the word! It has blown my mind and I have had the trip of a lifetime and met so many lovely people.
12,000 miles from Houston to Anchorage with a few diversions enroute and the little Versy has not missed a beat! I changed oil once with the help of realshelby and then twice again in various car parks and have had to replace 2 tyres but otherwise it has been flawless. Well done Mr Kawasaki!
I have put the bike up for sale and hope to pass it on to someone who will cherish it! The local dealer (Houston Cycle Exchange) has offered me $4250 cash or will put it on consignment at $6000 if I can wait... apparently it is a bad time of year to sell a bike. If anyone wants it give me a call. It will be cheap!
I am busy trying to get all my notes together and get google maps to show my route but it is a slow process.
1. meeting Realshelby and Skywagon! (seat cover has seen a lot of my backside but has survived!)
2. Crossing the desert to Tonopah and running out of fuel!
3. Rattlesnake grade - somehwere near Oregon I think?
4. Crater Lake near Klamath Falls
5. Glacier national park
6. Jasper national Park
7. Forest Fires in BC
8. Cassiar Highway to the Yukon
9. Road to Telegraph Creek - never again!
10. Tok, Chicken and Anchorage.... crazy towns!
11. Bear tooth pass - it snowed!
12. Dead Indian (Chief Joseph?) pass?
14. Million Dollar Highway
.......and so much more!
I saw more bears than you can shake a stick at and nearly rode into a moose an elk a bobcat and deer! Only fell off once trying some stupid off road stuff and enjoyed roads and scenery and people I had only dreamed of.
I love this country! My only complaint is the furnace they call Houston... riding the final 400 miles from Sweetwater nearly killed me off and the traffic here has not improved!
Still smiling and so glad I did this trip of a lifetime.
Many thanks to those that offered advice and support... it is really appreciated. I am sorry I was unable to make updates enroute but the damn technology beat me!
a few pics as far as Crater lake...https://goo.gl/photos/k35MXnaSZ7AXEtNG9
and the first bit of the route...https://goo.gl/maps/2N8dxUW8LER2