Kickstands up – June 25, 2017. I have been looking forward to this trip for quite some time. The date is getting closer. I am now counting down the weeks (almost days) to starting out on the road. I have taken all the tools out of my tool kit, insuring I have all of the tools I will need for the trip … and removing tools that are not needed for my bike. My bike is scheduled at the dealership for maintenance. I am also taking a few weekend trips – making sure I have packed all of the camping and cooking items that I need.