Well, today's the day. Tonight I'm off to the airport to catch the midnight horror for my date with destiny. For the next week or 10 days I'll be out of reach of the Internet and only intermittently in telephone contact with a world involving anything other than roadhouses and archaic Russian motorbikes. Any Netriders in the Newcastle area or anywhere along the route, PM me before 10 pm WST tonight and I'll fire you my mobile number if you want to say hello. I'll be in the Newcastle area Sat and Sun. So that those interested can monitor my progress, I'll be starting a thread in Roads, Touring and Riding Diaries, which MrsB will be adding to on my behalf as and when I report in by phone. Be nice. She's fairly new to the Internet and, being dyslexic, is not entirely comfortable with the world of letters. I expect best behaviour and I will be checking up :grin: .