So much to do and so little time! This week is a test run to make sure the electronics are all going to work for the big trip. I leave Tuesday morning on my road bike (not the one that is going to carry me north but more of a touring style motorcycle - more "low slung", big windshield, geared higher) for a business meeting in western Alberta. What will I be testing? If you follow my "where am I" page, I hope my satellite tracker will show my path through the Okanagan and out to Alberta. I've got a videocam attached to the side of my helmet so I"ll be trying a few different shots with that....may even post a few on here. I need to make sure my GPS is set up properly and also have a satellite radio that I want to check out. On the way home, I'll have a satellite phone that my employer (Thanks so much FCC!!) is letting me borrow for emergency purposes. I want to make sure I know how that works (and that it does). Finally, this will be the first test to see how packing is going to work (I'll take everything with me that I would be taking up north except tires and spare gas). Yes I will be packing a different bike but it will help to see how it all fits together. Of course, before I go, I've got a few things on the farm that have to be put in order so that things don't get too out of hand while I'm away. Should be a great week, check in here and I'll let you know how the inaugural
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I'm Doug Janzen, just over half a century old, married for more than half my life and have two wonderful and beautiful teenage daughters. I've seen the devastating impact of mental illness (depression in particular) and want people to talk about these things....its an illness and nobody's fault. Lets talk about and see if we can deal with it in a helpful productive way.