Back from the tour, alive and well
I finally made it back from my bit on the GDMBR.
I'm glad I'd read the Touring Forums - some of the things I learned from this forum were critical! I got 30 days of rain, major monsoon storms were common and I was very, very happy to have a good tent. I managed 1800 miles of mostly-dirt so all that critical reading about which panniers to buy was worth it. Wayne at The Touring Store is now on my Christmas card list!
I made it from Mexican border to Jackson, Wyoming before I ran out of time and had to scurry home. Most of Wyoming was sheer misery but outside of that, it was pretty nice! This touring thing is OK
Congratulations! Well done. Now show us some pictures and add a link to your journal.