The bikes are pretty much built, the luggage is packed and we’re eyeing up ferry times. A few last minute panics involving building GPS maps from Open Street Map data and rather more significantly, building Ed’s bike from a pile of bits, have delayed us a couple of days – but that’s hardly unexpected with a trip like this. In fairness, the fact that Dan moved most of his belongings into a friend’s garage, other belongings into his own garage, and has spent the last couple of weeks living out of bags and boxes 100 miles away from any of his belongings at his folks’ house hasn’t exactly helped his packing and preparation either. Dan spent today hunting down various belongings, herding them into bright yellow bags and dangling them off a very scared looking motorcycle. Ed spent today swearing at his wiring. There’s a very real danger we may be ready to leave tomorrow.